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Sustainable fashion show Dorchester.

Weldmar Hospicecare showcases slow fashion at sustainable fashion show

29th April 2023

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Staff and volunteers from our Dorchester Outlet, on the Marabout Industrial Estate, recently took part in a sustainable fashion show as part of ReThink Fashion Dorchester 2023. The project aims to highlight the importance of prolonging the life of clothing and is all about sharing what we all can do to make our fashion choices more eco-friendly.

Highlights of the sold out event, held at Dorset Museum, included a panel of sustainable fashion experts, a runway show, and a clothes sale for Weldmar. Our Dorchester outlet had a wide range of fashion and accessories on display, highlighting the variety of quality and affordable preloved items that you can find in all of our shops and outlets.

Outlet manager Sarah Pavey enjoyed the event and said “We were fortunate to be asked to attend the sustainable fashion show at Dorset Museum. The evening showcased some amazing upcycled, slow fashion, and thrifted clothing creations. Two of our volunteers kindly gave their time to model in the runway show and showcase some of the clothes we have on sale. It was an amazing event and a great success for all involved.”

Fast fashion is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions every year, charity shopping helps slow down fast fashion by offering quality items at affordable prices. 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.

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