As part of popping our tents back up for the summer 2022 series of Blank Canvas Events, we wondered what else we could do knowing that we have a few waste transfer stations around us in our Industrial estate. We thought we need to do something to reduce that amount of clothes going to landfill, so lets just do that. Some of the problems we want to resolve:
Solution - we make a FREE clothes hub for people to come to any weekend (Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm) and they can help themselves. We will sort clothes by fabric type, we will have checked for damaged items and ensure these are set-aside for repairs.
So how it works is;
Anyone is welcome to drop off any clothes Monday to Friday 10am-4pm at our mill
We will direct you to our Anti-Landfill Label drop off point, we hope to have a little shed for this so keep an eye out as you arrive
Please ensure the items are washed, and if you have any hangers then you can leave them too as they are handy for us to display everything
We sort the clothes by material and hang in our purpose-led pop-up bell tent
Anyone can come to the mill any weekend between 10am-4pm and help themselves
Let’s give this a go, and if we can save plastic clothes from being sent to landfill that’s a win for the planet. If we can help ensure people have access to free clothes when they need it, then that’s a win for people!
During April 2022 - we will be collecting and sorting anything people want to save from landfill
During May 2022 - the come and help yourself tent will be open every weekend