Clothes Swap January 23, 2018 10:30
Take a walk down any high street, and it’s clear from store-wide sales that you can buy a lot of cotton for not much money. While mainlining cut-price clothes straight to your wardrobe might not have an obvious impact on wider society, the scale on which we do it is what makes it harmful for the planet.
Kiwis spent more than $3.5 billion in clothing stores in 2012, an 80 per cent jump in spending since 2000 – and that doesn’t take into account the amount we fork out for fashion online.
100 million kilos of textile waste is thrown into the country’s rubbish dumps yearly. That’s the equivalent of every person in New Zealand chucking about 145 medium-sized men’s T-shirts a year. And aside from turning unwanted clothes into rags, insulation or sending them offshore to become another country’s problem, not much is currently done to give old clothes new value.
We can’t fix a nation, but here at Morgan & Morgan The Hair Collective, we do our bit by scheduling a quarterly “Clothes Swap”
We have been doing this with our team for a few years now and we have decided it is time to invite our clients!
All you need to do is Signup here and then we will add you to our mailing list and send you the date!
So... What's a clothes swap?
Bring along at least 5 items (the more the merrier!) for exchange.
Please ensure all clothes donations are washed, ironed, and in good condition.
We will then sort them into sizes and styles and you are invited to join us (with a glass of wine and loads of giggles while you add to your wardrobe.
The next event will be in February (on a Wednesday night...date to be determined)
The clothes left over at the end will be donated Women’s Refuge