ReFashion returns to Witney!

November 10th, 2013 by Sustainable Witney Leave a reply »

ReFashion returns to Witney on Saturday 16th November, from 10am – 4pm, with the town’s Langdale Hall hosting an array of stands all doing their bit to promote the reuse, repair or upcycling of fabric.

With around 8000 tonnes of textiles ending up in landfill across the county each year, West Oxfordshire District Council is working in partnership with all the Oxfordshire councils to tackle the problem of wasted material.

Cllr David Harvey, cabinet member for environment at West Oxfordshire District Council says: “After an incredibly successful event last year which saw over 300 people attend and over 300kg of materials diverted from landfill sites we are delighted to be hosting and supporting Oxfordshire Waste Partnership’s second ReFashion event inviting residents from all over the district to join in the Witney event”

Brigitte Hickman, volunteer from Sustainable Witney has been one of the main organisers of the Witney event. She says: “We were so pleased with how popular the event was last year, and we hope that this year it will be even bigger and better than before! We’ll have all sorts of activities going on throughout the day such as charity shop catwalk shows, crafting sessions and clothes swaps. The event is open to all ages and sexes so I’d encourage everyone to come down, bring their old clothes, and get inspired to do something new with a once loved item of clothing!”

Rebecca Lake from Oxfordshire Waste Partnership says: “Because of ReFashion’s popularity last year we have decided to make it an annual event, as encouraging textile reuse and recycling is really important to us. While Oxfordshire is one of the best areas in the UK for recycling, many textiles are still ending up in landfill. There are so many things you can do with unwanted clothes, from swapping, mending, turning into something else and of course donating to a charity shop. ReFashion aims to highlight these through a free, fun event!”

You can read more about this event at www.oxfordshirewaste.gov.uk/refashion.

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