A Fitmums & Friends first coming soon. On the afternoon of 27th October 2019 we are hosting a SWISH event. Read on to find out how you can put your old race t-shirts to good use, how you can share your hardly worn stock of running kit and possibly pick up some clothing bargains.
How do I SWISH?
Bring along your quality unwanted clothing, accessories and running kit and pick up some great pre-loved items in return.
What can I bring?
Good quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, accessories, bags and footwear. A maximum of 15 items to be donated per person.
Any running kit or race t-shirts - quantity unlimited.
Anything I shouldn't bring?
Please no underwear, swimwear, nightwear or anything that is dirty, heavily worn or broken
What will it cost?
Just £3.00 per person to cover our costs
When & where?
Sunday, 27 October 2019 from 13:30-16:00
The Civic Hall, Cottingham, Market Green, HU16 5QG
Where can I drop off the items I want to donate?
Either bring them to the event on the day (13:30-14:00) or drop them off at the following points:
F&F Hedon club night on Monday 21st October
F&F East Hull club night Tuesday 22nd October
F&F Cottingham club night Wednesday 23rd October
F&F Beverley club night Thursday 24th October
F&F Boothferry club night Thursday 24th October
Why should I SWISH?
How many of the clothes in your wardrobe haven’t been worn in the last year?
In the average UK household, it’s estimated that nearly a third of clothes haven't been worn in the last year. That's £30 billion of unused clothes in the UK. And a further 300,000 tonnes of used clothing go to landfill every year.
The global fashion industry has a bigger carbon footprint than aviation and shipping combined. Currently more than 5% of the UK's total annual carbon and water footprints results from clothing consumption.
If we could extend the average life of clothes by 3 months this could result in a 5-10% reduction of their carbon, water and waste footprints. If we could extend their life by 9 months this could result in a 20-30% reduction.
Technical running tops take the same amount of petrochemicals to make as goes into 12 plastic bottles and they take decades to decompose.
Let’s think differently about our clothes, make a difference and have fun at the same time. Let’s SWISH.
Who do I ask if I have another question?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org