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North London Waste Authority x Love Not Landfill ‘Stop & Swap’ event

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Calling all north Londoners! Are you looking for a sustainable yet fashionable way to refresh your wardrobe? NLWA, in partnership with Love Not Landfill, is bringing you a series of online clothes swap events where you can exchange items you’ve fallen out of love with for new pieces, using the Nuw app for FREE – normally worth £7.99 a month!

#LoveNotLandfill Pop Up #2

#LoveNotLandfill Presents the Most Beautiful Pre-Loved Fashion in Seven Dials, London

Between the 14-17th November 2019, #LoveNotLandfill championed pre-loved fashion again at a unique Seven Dials pop up shop featuring collections from charity shops curated by some of fashion’s most style-savvy influencers.

Each influencer chose 500 pieces from their partner charity, which will be sold by at the #LoveNotLandfill Pop Up Shop with all sales going straight to the charities.  There were designer labels you know and love at shockingly affordable prices, plus one-off gems – that is the beauty of preloved fashion.

 People were able to bring along old and damaged clothes to donate via a #LoveNotLandfill exclusive Bambi-designed clothes bank and the Clothes Doctor had a mend and repair station offering alterations and showing fashion lovers how to repair and upcycle their clothes.

Collections on offer
Barnardo’s Collection by Emma Breschi
 Cancer Research UK Collection by She Wears Fashion
The Oxfam Collection by Elizabeth Whibley
The Royal Trinity Hospice Collection by Oenone

Plus depop sellers Past Trash and Youth ID and a special menswear collection gathered from all the charities curated by sicckm8.

Clothes Doctor clinic
Thursday 14th November
The Clothes Doctor is an online maintenance service providing clothes repairs, alternations and restorations to customers across the UK, and eco-friendly clothing care products. The #LoveNotLandfill pop up acted as a drop off center so that people could bring clothes into the store and talk to the team in person, leaving their item with them to be made brand new again. For the 14th evening only, we had a 90’s DJ in house and those who booked in to visit the Clothes Doctor received a FREE iron-on star iron patch.

Styling Competiton Saturday with Fiona Short
Saturday 16th November
From 9:30-11:00am the wonderfully talented stylist Fiona Short (@fionaJaneuk) hosted a styling session complete with bottomless breakfast. 

The lucky winner and theit friend won a morning talking about fashion with exclusive access to the most beautiful secondhand clothes in London before the store opened!

Store Opening times
Thursday 14th November 11am-9pm
Friday 15th November 10am-8pm
Saturday 16th November 11am-8pm
Sunday 17th November 11am-6pm

 

#LoveNotLandfill swap shop with Vegan Days

In need of a new outfit? Find yourself with too many clothes you just don’t wear? Did you know that there is £30 billion worth of unworn clothes in the UK’s wardrobes right now?

#LoveNotLandfill x Vegan Days swap shop was hosted at the Old Truman Brewery on Saturday 3rd August and offered the public a chance to refresh thier wardrobe for FREE!

We had a #LoveNotLandfill clothes bank on site for any your unwanted clothes (yepp, even those odd socks!) and an array of great quality pre-loved clothes ready for everyone to swap til’ they dropped.

We had a whopping 661 items donated, 382 of which were re-homed! 

Thank you so much to everyone that came along, donated and decided to refresh their wardrobe sustainably with us!

#LoveNotLandfill pop up shop supported by Depop

The #LoveNotLandfill pop-up supported by Depop was hosted on Newburgh St, London W1 – in the heart of Carnaby, one of the world’s most recognised fashion hubs from 17th – 21st July 2019.

As we face a climate emergency, and high street fashion is hit by online shopping, we wanted to support cult fashion marketplace app Depop to create a more meaningful relationship between sellers, customers and clothes.  The aim was to reduce waste and helpmore young people realise that second-hand is affordable, unique and better for the planet than buying everything new.

Depop sellers involved:

Thursday and Friday:
@iszi
@cammys_classics
@pasttrash
@originalmaterial

Saturday and Sunday:
@gracecullinane
@nudelagoon
@minisworld
@cammys_classics
@originalmaterial

We also hosted a Small Change Big Difference workshop on the Sunday monring which involed making plant-based goodies such as smoothies and energy balls which went down a treat!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us and support the wonderful sellers listed above. We had an absolute blast and hope you did, too!

#LoveNotLandfill swap & screen for #CEWEEKLDN

For Circular Economy Week London (a week of events, activities and workshops to showcase and celebrate resource efficiency in the capital), we decided to host our first ever #LoveNotLandfill swaap & screen!

The evening saw guests bring clothes they no longer want, watch a screening of the fantastic and insightful Stacey Dooley  Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets and go home with new items to love.

In total we re-homed over 150 items from landfill in just one evening which is amazing!

We hope everyone that came had as much fun as we did and can’t wait to host the next one hopefully very soon!

 

#LoveNotLandfill De-Haul for Fashion Revolution

For Fashion Revolution Week (22nd – 28th April), we at Love Not Landfill wanted to push the idea of the fashion #dehaul; taking unwanted items to a Bambi Clothes Bank, to encourage fast fashion lovers to slow down, repair, reuse and recycle.

Steps to #dehaul:

  1. Go through your wardrobe and clear out
  2. Create swap, sell, and donate piles
  3. Take the donate pile a #LoveNotLandfill clothes bank
  4. Share using the hashtags #LoveNotLandfill and #Dehaul and tag us @lovenotlandfill
The event was a massie success, a full bank was emptied a week prior to the event after being in location at Spitalfields marekt for just 6 days and another on the day on the event (26th April). That’s a total of 136kg saved from landfill and approximately 340 items saved from landfill!

A big thank you to Venetia Falconer and Adeola Patronne for their involvement and supportring us along the way!

#LoveNotLandfill x Contiki holiday clothes swap

Our event with Contiki was London’s First Holiday Wardrobe Clothes Swap and saved 1,700 Garments from Landfill, and Over 900 Items Find Second Life with Loving New Homes!

The event featured a panel discussion with sustainable fashion advocates including Carry Somers (Fashion Revolution), Agatha Lintott (Antibad), freelance journalist and author, Anna Hart and podcast host and influencer Venetia Falconer. Hosted by Chloe Street, Senior Fashion Writer at standard.co.uk, the panellists shared some insights into how everyone can make small steps to a more sustainable wardrobe:

Carry Somers encouraged the audience to “Ask #whomademyclothes?” and to “hold brands to account – our voice is powerful”

Venetia Falconer advised: “Always think about how much you really love something, can you see it being in your wardrobe for years, don’t get caught up in the hysteria of the high street. Do you really, really need that piece of clothing?”

Agatha Lintott, founder of Antibad suggests looking at clothing labels: “it’s amazing what you learn, and sometimes what you don’t learn from labels. Look at material compositions and aim for natural materials.” In terms of a holiday wardrobe solution, Agatha suggested “if you’re travelling with friends, swap clothes with them whilst on holiday, save space and double your wardrobe!”

Anna Hart urged the audience to “stop buying shoes we can’t walk in! The cost per wear is too high, environmentally and financially speaking.”

A massive thank you to everyone that came along and donated.

Stay tuned for the next swap shop, rest assured there will be another!

#LoveNotLandfill pop up shop 2018

Thanks to all everyone involved and that came and supported us on our first ever pop up shop at Old Truman Brewery on 8th-11th Novemeber 2018! We couldn’t have been more delighted about the reactiion it recieved.

Stylist, Emma Slade Edmondson and her team, helped us bring too life our vision and proved that second hand fashion is not sedcond best.

Charities Barnado’s, TRAID, Oxfam and Trinity Hospice paired but with influencers Confetti Crowd, Paloma in Disguise, Lizzie Loves and Jasmine Hemsley retrospectively to curate the best collections London’s ever seen! We could not have done it without their passion and drive to support our cause!

 

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED AT OUR SWAP & STYLE EVENT FOR FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK

 
Thanks to all the fashionista’s, vintage hunters and sustainable fashion enthusiasts who brought clothes to swap at LM Barry Textile Recyclers in East London on the 24th April.

Stylist, Emma Slade Edmondson and her team, helped us pick out some of the most amazing designer and vintage pieces and everyone went home with new clothes they’ll love forever. And Katie Jones, upcycler extraordinaire, chopped, stitched and had hundreds of clever ideas for customising and make the most of the clothes we discovered.