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TET Autumn Clothes Swap 2014 – Saturday 18th October

at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

Update your wardrobe for the autumn and get rid of those clothes you never wear.  Invite your friends.  The more people who take part, the better the choice!

Entrance to the clothes swap is £1.50 and you must bring a donation of clothing to swap in order to take part.

9.30-11 am                   Drop off clothes and pay £1.50 entrance.  Receive tickets.

11.30-2.30 pm             Swap clothes!

For each item of clothing you drop off you receive one ticket which you will be able to exchange for an item of clothing of your choice from 11.30-2.30.   If you want more items of clothing than you have tickets for you can buy extra tickets for £1.

Clothing must be clean and in good condition.  Underwear, shoes and socks are not accepted.

Light refreshments will be available at TAAG from 10am.

How re-using good clothes helps the environment

Research showed there are three main reasons why we have so many clothes we no longer wear – they simply don’t fit, they’re suffering from wear or tear or we just haven’t got round to turning them out. If we could make more use of these clothes, through alteration, repair, multiple reuse and recycling, there’s great potential for consumers to realise some financial and environmental savings.

Around half of clothing is re‐used at present, and over two‐thirds of this goes overseas. Increasing the re‐use rate in the UK and for export would reduce the total waste each year. Things are improving in that there is significant willingness to buy or receive pre‐owned clothes – more than two‐thirds of adults have done so in the past year. But research shows that some 30% of clothing has not been worn for the last year and four in five people own at least some clothes that have not been worn because they no longer fit or need altering. This indicates there may be substantial volume of good quality clothing suitable for reuse. 30% is also the figure of clothing estimated to go to landfill. If all this material was donated for re‐use or recycling, it would provide £140 million or more (at June 2012 prices).

One of the ways which we can extend the life of our unwanted clothing is by passing them on to others and so do come and enjoy our Clothes Swap on Sat 18th October.

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