Pre-loved and looking for a new home, Fife Zero Waste is holding a clothes swap event where you can feel guilt-free clearing out your wardrobe, whilst getting your hands on some new threads.
So many of us have outfits that we have only worn a few times, and have then been destined to spend their remaining days as clutter taking up much needed space. Please arrive by 2pm, so we can have all of the clothes ready for 3pm.
There will also be a small workshop on fixing and altering clothes.
As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction Zero Waste are holding a Clothes Swap at the Stables. Everyone brings clean, presentable clothes that are lurking unworn or unloved in the backs of our wardrobes. These must be items you are willing to part with. please arrive sharp at 2pm, so we can sort through your clothes before the official start at 3pm. There will also be a small workshop on fixing and altering clothes
We are delighted to be part of the Zero Waste Scotland funded programme for 2015 to 2017. What we aim to do during this programme: Help Fife communities to increase recycling.Provide tips, ideas and activities to help prevent household food waste.Increase the life of products through re-use, repair and sharing. The communities we are specifically looking to work with are:Tanshall and Macedonia (Glenrothes)Templehall (Kirkcaldy)Communities in the Benarty areaCommunities in the Levenmouth areaSt Andrews and in particular the student population.How we are going to achieve this: Running themed workshops on Zero Waste (eg cooking demonstrations, recycling workshops)Helping our partners in the communities to deliver a range of events and activitieMaking presentations and organising discussions on Zero Waste messagesLeaflet dropsLitter picksAligning with national campaignHelping community events with their recyclingAttending events and organising displays in community spacesAs ever we are looking to recruit volunteers to the programme. If you are interested in helping with the programme then please let us know! There are many ways that you can help – here are just some: Helping at events passing on Zero Waste messagesHelping in the office, updating the website and social mediaCarrying out researchTaking part in events such as litter picksHelping to recruit others to the projectOr perhaps you have another skill that you wish to share eg would you like to run a workshop showing people how to repair bikes or find fresh uses for tired clothing?If any of this interests you – or you have an idea of your own! – please get in touch. We have some great images of some of our work from last year on our flickr account. The Zero Waste Team: Wendy Gudmundsson is the Team Leader and Project Officer for Tanshall & Macedonia and Templehall.Rod Crawford is Project Officer for the Benarty area.Charlotte Mackinnon is Project Officer for the Levenmouth area.We are also working in partnership with Transition University of St Andrews.Please email any of the Project Officers if you have a query, or call 01337 858838. We all work part-time but if you call, someone will get back to you. Charlotte, Wendy and Rod, Zero Waste CoordinatorsWorking together, we can build a stronger and greener Fife.