Reduce Waste by Swapping Clothes!

Nelson Enviroschools was most impressed to see Billie from Hira School take on the issue of fast fashion by organising a clothes swap event at her school…

Billie with some of the clothes she had arranged for the swap.

There were many happy shoppers at Billie’s clothes swap who left with new gear. The clothing was laid out and clearly labelled and proved to be a hit with the sustainability conscious students.

Billie’s mum said “There were so many lovely moments of them seeing someone else in their old clothes and proud kids wearing their new threads”.

John from Fashion Revolution followed up with a informative talk about the issue of fast fashion and my take home message is being confident to create your own style with pre-loved clothes!

Following Billie’s clothes swap, Enviroschools organised for a member of the Nelson Fashion Revolution to do a school talk. Billie and her Mum are now in discussions about holding another clothes swap event, which has the potential for collaboration with another school. Well done Billie!

To find some new threads yourself, check out Nelson’s new op shop map to help you take advantage of all the pre-loved clothing out there.