Upside down wardrobe

The Environment Working Party want to bring attention to this innovative campaign being run by Recycle Devon.

Residents across the county are being urged to breathe new life into their old clothes and ‘wear what you have’ to help reduce their carbon footprint and to pass on clothes they no longer want to keep them out of the bin.

Each household is estimated to have a wardrobe value of £4000, almost a third of which has not been worn for at least a year. The average lifespan of clothing is three years and wearing something for an extra nine months can significantly reduce its carbon footprint.

Not only will you save money, you can learn some new skills. For inspiration, there are clothing hacks on the Buy Less, Wear More website and you can sign the pledge to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Why not share a photograph of your re-purposed clothes on the Parish Council’s Facebook Page?

If your clothes are beyond re-purposing, mend-or-make-do, don’t forget that Teignbridge District Council have re-started their kerbside collections for textiles. More information about how to package your textiles up and what is and isn’t accepted can be found here.