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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.

Igloo building

The Teignmouth Igloo is almost finished but needs more clean, plastic milk bottles for this weekend. If you can wash and bleach them that would be really helpful.

Please bring them in to the TAAG Arts and Community Centre in Northumberland Place in Teignmouth if you have collected any. Hopefully it will be finished by Sunday 20th with your help.

The centre is open from 10am to 5pm every day.

The picture below shows the work done so far on the Teignmouth Igloo ready for the 10th Anniversary TRAIL Sculpture Trail.




TET Clothes Swap: Saturday 17th May

Teign Estuary Transition will be holding another Clothes Swap on Saturday 17th  May at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth.

This is a great opportunity to swap clothes that you no longer wear for clothes that you want to wear! It starts at 12 noon until 3.30 but you can drop off clothes between 10 to 11.30 when you will receive a ticket for each item of clothing. Return at 12.00 to ‘spend’ your tickets. Each item of clothing costs 1 ticket and, if you wish, you can also buy extra tickets for £1. Evening wear may be exchanged for 3 tickets.


Autumn Clothes Swap – update

The swap was a great success, with people delighted by their new outfits, and supporting the transition principles of recycling. The event raised awareness, and also raised £72 which will be used to cover costs and to help publicise future activities. The photos show our poster and Jacqui, Mary, Flo and Fran with some of the clothes.

Clothes Swap PosterClothes Swap 2 Nov 2013

The Great Autumn Clothes Swap : Saturday 2nd November

12 noon to 3.30 pm at

TAAG Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

New season – new clothes! Swap clothes you no longer wear for clothes you want to wear

Admission: £1.50 plus at least one item of good condition clothing to swap. No socks, shoes or underwear.

Refreshments available


How the Clothes Swap works

Drop clothes (at TAAG) on Wed. Oct 30th 4pm – 6pm and/or on Sat. Nov 2nd 10am – 11.30am . You will receive 1 ticket for each item of clothing or 5 tickets for each item of party wear/gowns.

Swap clothes (at TAAG) on Saturday 2nd November 12noon to 3.30pm You will receive 1 item of day clothing for 1 ticket – extra items of day clothing for £1 and/or 1 item of party wear/gowns for 5 tickets – extra items for £5.

For further details about the clothes swap, check this web site or email: info@teigntransition.org.uk

Telephone contact: Mary on 07713 64858The Great Autumn Clothes Swap : Saturday 2nd November

Children’s winter coats

Do you have any children’s winter coats that you would like to donate for children in the area?  We are especially interested in coats that would fit primary school aged children.  If so, please contact fhamilton25@gmail.com so that we can arrange collection.