The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions. This is more than international aviation and shipping combined. Swapping or buying second-hand clothing reduces the need for raw materials to make your clothes. Reducing carbon emissions from production, transportation and waste will help with our ambition to become carbon neutral.
Find out more ways and our aim to be carbon neutral on climate emergency.
In 2019, 580 tonnes of textiles were collected for recycling in Jersey. We estimate that the same amount of unwanted textiles were thrown in the bin. The amount of textiles that we throw away as rubbish each year weighs the same as the entire Liberty Bus fleet in Jersey. Liberty Bus have 12 double deckers and 65 single deck buses.
About the campaign
Our New 2 Me campaign has a focus on textiles, in particular what we do with clothes that we don't wear anymore. We hope to inspire people to reduce the number of new items they buy and to think about how they dispose of textiles they no longer want. The campaign is to encouraging sharing, swapping, re-using, buying second-hand, fixing and re-wearing items. We’re challenging ourselves to rethink the way we shop.
Second-hand September is a global initiative to encourage people to shop second hand and to pass things on when they are finished with. During September we are hosting several events. We would also like to encourage others to put on their own events and take action. If you would like any advice on putting on your own event, email Climate Emergency.
New 2 Me facts for print
|Wednesday 1 September 2021|
12pm to 2pm
|Santander Work Café|
Free T-shirt bag workshop
You'll create your own tote bag out of an old T-shirt. You'll be given the opportunity to keep your bag or donate it to a local charity shop.
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If you would like us to add additional dates email Climate Emergency
|Thursday 16 September 2021 5pm to 7pm||Santander Work Café|
Fashion's Dirty Secrets free watching party and informal discussion
We will be hosting a special screening of the Stacey Dooley documentary: Fashion's Dirty Secrets.
This will be followed by an open discussion on the issues raised and the personal actions we can take.
Many thanks to Hello-Halo tv for giving permission for this screening to take place.
|Government of Jersey||This event has now ended. |
|Thursday 23 September, 5pm to 7pm||Santander Work Cafe|
Free clothes swap
Please come along to our clothes swapping party, complete with DJ.
This will be a fun and sustainable way to trade some of your old unwanted items for something that’s new to you, but not new to the earth.
Follow the ticket link for drop-off point information.
|Government of Jersey||Book a place through Santander|
|Saturday 25 September 2021 to Sunday 26 September|
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Pre-loved pop-up shop
Jersey Hospice are hosting a pre-loved to re-loved pop up shop event for the whole weekend. There will be designer clothing, footwear and accessories for a fraction of the original price.
|Jersey Hospice||No tickets needed|
|Sunday 26 September, 10am to 12pm|
Pip's Place, Jersey Childcare Trust
Free baby clothes swap
Bring along unwanted baby clothes to swap with others. All unwanted baby clothes will be donated to Jersey Childcare Trust and Family Nursing Home after the event.
|Government of Jersey ||Book a place through eventbrite|
|Thursday 14 October to Saturday 16 October |
St Helier Town Church
The Walking Gallery
Three exciting nights of wearable art events, showcasing bespoke, wearable and sustainable creations as part of their Skipton Big Ideas Exhibition this Autumn. These unique, one off events will feature sustainable style and wearable art alongside a number of special performances, including choreographed dance and acrobatics.
|The Arthouse Jersey||Book a place through eventbrite|
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