A new trend in fashion
Good news - our shops are open again, including our new haberdasheries in Rutherglen and Hamilton. Check R:evolve Recycle's website for more details.
For many people fashion is something that passes with the wind but they can have little realisation of the impact their clothing choices can have on our planet.
But a single pair of denims can use more than 4,000 litres of water in its "lifetime".
And millions of tons of perfectly good clothing end up in landfill simply because new clothing is so cheap people think nothing of throwing clothes away.
But our R:evolve Recycle project aims to change all that.
Our three unique swap shop clothing boutiques take people's preloved items of clothing and "sell" them to customers - without a penny changing hands.
Our customers are members who donate clothing and get points to use in our boutiques. Donate a jacket, for example, and get three points to spend on "new" clothes - which will cost you between one and three points.
Or they can join one of our R:evolve's workshops and turn old clothes into new creations. Book one of these classes now to join our clothing revolution
This unique project - funded by the Climate Challenge Fund and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation among others - has already seen members making more than 38,000 clothing swaps, and has saved more than 60,000 tonnes of clothing from going to landfill.
And it doesn't stop there. Our clothing bank is helping people who are being referred from foodbanks - around 120 people last year alone.
If you want to find out more about this amazing project, visit a R:evolve swap shop, become a member or volunteer with R:evolve, call 0141 641 5169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit R:evolve Recycle's website and social media channels.