This week is Sustainable Fashion Week 2022 – Weldmar Hospicecare has more than twenty local shops and outlets, and is very proud to be an integral part of the move towards a more sustainable shopping ethos. Our shops help you, help us… and help the planet! ‘Recycling’ your clothing and household items by donating them to us means they don’t go to landfill.
In turn, these donations mean more affordable shopping options (so important with the current cost of living crisis), gives perfectly good items a new lease of life, helps keep local high streets busy, and of course provides income for a worthwhile local charity. Our charity shops also provide local employment and volunteering opportunities.
339,000 tons of textiles were kept out of landfill in 2018/19 in the UK thanks to charity shops.
The reduction in landfill makes a positive difference to our carbon footprint, and local landfill taxes.
Fast fashion is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions every year.
It takes 2,500 litres of water to produce one cotton shirt, so extending the life of a garment instead of buying a new one reduces water waste.
Charity shopping helps slow down fast fashion by offering quality items at affordable prices.