The latest news on what we’ve been up to. Keep up to date on upcoming events, bank locations and views about fashion and our environment.
The #BigTryOn IGTV series!
There is £30 billion worth of unworn clothes sitting in UK wardrobes right now, could some of them be yours?
We want to help provide a fun, meaningful and positive activity to do whilst we all stay at home. The #BigTryOn series is an IGTV series that we hope will help you to rediscover all of the midi dresses, graphic T’s and flares you forgot you had!
Over the course of the next 2 weeks, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we’ll be releasing new videos as part of our #BigTryOn series, each featuring a different special friend/guest! Keep an eye out for announcements the day before (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday).
Get involved over on Istagram and do your own #BigTryOn – tag us @lovenotlandfill and use #BigTryOn to be featured.
As you rummage through your wardrobes, think about how you could style something in a different way, if it goes with something new, and try to remember when you last wore it. If there’s anything that no longer belongs in your life, put it in a suitcase (we’re not using those right now 😢) for when life gets back to normal. When our clothes banks are back in action and charity shops re-open they’re going to need your support more than ever so, as always, never put any clothes in the bin. 💚
#LoveNotLandfill tonnage report 2019
It’s safe to say that this year we are absolutely thrilled with the amont of donations that our clothes banks have saved from landfill… In total, we’ve all saved a whopping 15.2 tonnes of clothing!
Thank you to everyone that made the effort to ensure their clothes had the opportunity to continue on their journey’s. Go team!
#LoveNotLandfill pop up #2
We are back and we are so thrilled that this year we have @barnardosretail @trinityretail @oxfamfestshop and @crukshops with us in addition to two @depop sellers @pasttrash and @youthclubstored!
What’s more, you’ll be able to meet the collection designers, we’ve got a styling competition to win for you and two friends with @fionajhappy (more details on this soon!), AND a mend and repair workshop by Clothes Doctor.
We can’t wait to see you for another 4-day shopping experience showcasing the very best second-hand and vintage clothing that London has to offer!
#LoveNotLandfill lands in Peckham Levels!
We are buzzing. Peckham Levels is our newest bank host, and how at home does it look!
Head up to level 5, donate your unwanted clothes and why not grab a coffee while you’re there.. There’s a cute little cafe just around the corner on the same floor! Everything from pants, socks or an old t-shirt is welcome. Everything will be recycled or reused again and absolutely nothing will go to landfill! The only thing we ask you not to donate is duvets and pillows.
#LoveNotLandfill x Vegan Days swap shop!
Who needs a FREE wardrobe re-fresh? We’re so excited to have teamed up with @vegannightsldn to bring you a swap shop this Saturday 3rd August.
How it works:
• 10am-12pm come along with your clothes bring as much as you like
• collect tokens (1 item = 1 token & its 10 per person)
• 1pm – 4pm come back and use your token to refresh your wardrobe
Sign up here and we’ll see you soon!
#LoveNotLandfill pop up supported by Depop
On 17th-21st July we’re hosting a Depop only pop up shop, consisting of curated collections of seven Depop sellers! Come down to 3 Newburgh st, Carnaby and shop collections by the sellers listed below. We can’t wait to see you all there! It’s going to be a shop full of the very best second-hand and vintage clothing that London has to offer.
Shop Opening times:
• Thursday 11-8pm
• Fri 11-6:30pm
• Sat 11-6:30pm
• Sun 12-5pm
#LoveNotLandfill ‘Swap & Screen’ for Circular Economy week!
We’re so excited to announce that our next (FREE) event is a ‘Swap & Screen’ event in aid of #CEweekLDN which is a week that celebrates using resources to their full potential, ensuring waste is kept to a minimum! ♻️
We’ll be screen the amazing @staceydooley Investigates: Fashion’s Dirty Secrets which covers some of the major issues that the fashion industry needs to address. They’ll be a glass of something sweet and plastic-free popcorn for you to enjoy during the documentary and then the opportunity to swap afterwards. We can’t wait to see you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DATE/TIME: 6-9pm, Thursday 13th June ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ENTRY: 1 x bag of clothes!
You can swap up to 10 items maximum (1 for 1 per good condition item you bring) but bring as much as you’d like! Go through your wardrobe and CLEAR OUT! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Click this Eventbrite link to get your ticket. There’s only 60 spaces available so please only register if you can definitely make it (or make sure you refund your ticket if you have a change or plans)!
#LoveNotLandfill X Truman BREWERY
Yay! Our good friends at the Truman Brewery are now hosting one of our yellow #LoveNotLandfill clothes banks.
Usually, you find it opposite 93 Feet East outside the Truman offices by the statue on the left of the building, but during events on site such as Vegan Days/Nights held in the Boiler House they’ll take it with them to make it easier for you to access and so you don’t have to be in two places at once.. We know, how thoughtful!
Everything will be recycled or reused again and absolutely nothing will go to landfill! The only thing we ask is that you kindly do not donate is duvets and pillows. These can be donated to the homeless or to dog charities to be made into beds.
New limited edition Bambi #LoveNotLandfill x Westfield clothes bank is launched!
We’re very excited to announce that our latest Bambi bank location is at Westfield, London. This bank looks slightly different to our others so go and check it out and let us know what you think (there’s also an image below!). It’ll be there until the end of August 2019 so head down and bring ALL your unwanted or old clothes. Everything from pants, socks or an old ex’s t-shirt is welcome. Everything will be recycled or reused again and absolutely nothing will go to landfill! Check out our other bank location on the clothes bank tab.
New limited edition Bambi #LoveNotLandfill clothes bank location for #FashionRevolution week
The #LoveNotLandfill clothing bank will be at Spitalfields market, Brick Lane from 18th to 29th April so bring ALL you unwanted or old clothes. Everything from pants, socks or an old ex’s t-shirt is welcome. Everything will be recycled or reused again and absolutely nothing will go to landfill! Check out our other bank location on the clothes bank tab
Not only is there a bank at Spitalifields, we’ve teamed up with influencers Venetia Falconer and Adeola Patronne for Fashion Revolution week to give you the chance join them in our quest to spread the idea of a #dehaul – simply bring some of our clothes you no longer need and put them in our limited edition clothing bank designed by the street artist Bambi! You’ll have the chance to meet them, chat all things fashion/sustainable or just general life, and even swap clothes with them! There will be a rails for you to hang your clothes and swap them for something new.
Meet & greet event with Venetia Falconer and Adeola Patronne
Date: 26th April
Please let us know you’re coming by signing up via the Eventbrite link here – we can’t wait to see you!
Love Not Landfill Pop-Up Shop
With over 2,000 visitors across 4 days, we are delighted that the Love Not Landfill Pop Up had such a postiive response! To each of the charities; Barnardo’s, TRAID, Oxfam and Trinity Hospice, and, to Depop sellers Grass Routes and Basement Six, thank you – it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. And, thank you to all of you that came, we really appreciate your support and live in hope that we can do it all over again soon! But for now, here’s some pictures from the 4 fantastic days!
Love not landfill launch clothes banks designed by street artist Bambi
We are thrilled to annouce that we have launched clothing banks designed by street artist Bambi. Each week 38 million items of clothing are bought, 11 million of which are sent to landfill. By choosing to recycle through our textile banks you can dramatically reduce this figure – every piece of clothing has a value!
To find out where the closet bank is to you visit our clothes bank section – keep an eye out because we’ll be adding more locations soon!
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Love Not Lanfill launches Bambi designed clothing banks
New Clothes Banks Pop Up Across London
Love Not Landfill clothes banks launched across London
We’re really excited to announce the launch of our Love Not Landfill clothes banks which will be in busy locations around London from 13th September. See the clothes bank map. Look out for the ones with street artist Bambi’s exclusive design.
Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet
Stella McCartney believes fashion has long had a damaging impact on our environment.
She told the BBC’s Will Gompertz how she is trying to revolutionise the industry.
The designer was speaking at the V&A in London, where a new exhibition explores the relationship between fashion and nature.
G-Star RAW and Jaden Smith team up for sustainable collaboration
Watch what happens when the forefront of denim manufacturing meets a sustainable visionary artist: Jaden Smith talks about teaming up with G-Star RAW for a sustainable collaboration.