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Oct 8, 2021

Where Can I Recycle in Tyne & Wear: A Useful Guide

It's a nightmare sorting through your empty cartons, dead batteries and worn-out clothes. The labels aren't always clear about what you can or can't recycle. We've put together this comprehensive guide for where to recycle or upcycle a wide range of goods across Tyne and Wear.

Sep 29, 2021

Big Changes Called For in the Fashion Industry - And What We're Doing....

Last week, the British Fashion Council (BFC) called for the government, the British fashion industry, and consumers ...

Sep 28, 2021

Alternatives to eBay, Depop and Vinted: Top Five Places to Sell Preloved Fashion Online

Stuck for where to sell your snazzy second hand jacket? If you're looking for somewhere a bit different to sell your super second hand garments then we have just the list for you.

Aug 23, 2021

A Potted History of Jeans and How to Make Denim Sustainable

We've all got a trusty pair of vintage jeans that are a staple of our outfits for work and for going out with friends. My grandad owns a pair of jeans that have as many patches on them as they have years of age! It is a testament to just how well-wearing jeans are, and how we can make our clothes last.

Aug 12, 2021

What the 'code red' IPCC report means and how we can make the biggest difference

We had a visit from ITV Tyne Tees on the back of the shocking latest IPCC report described as a "Code red for humanity". It has been great to see new faces coming to our shop after seeing us on the news, eager to support our cause in preventing goods from going to landfill. But big change is needed.

Aug 4, 2021

Going for gold not landfill - recycled e-waste Olympic medals step in right direction

Team GB are flying at this years' Olympics, with the likes of Tom Daley, Lauren Williams and Charlotte Dujardin posing with gold, silver and bronze medals that they have won. But did you know that all 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals up for grabs this year are made using recycled materials?

Jul 21, 2021

To Rent or Not to Rent clothes - This is the Environmental Dilemma

You can rent a car, you may live in a rented house and we even used to do this thing where we rented copies of films on DVDs and VHS tapes- but have you ever thought about renting clothes? Surely it makes sense for higher-end, more formal fashion items that you might only wear on special occasions.

Jul 13, 2021

Fashion Transparency Index 2021: Why we still need to scrutinise fashion brands and retailers

One of the key takeaways we took from the latest Fashion Transparency Index was that a lot of major brands still do not disclose as much information as they could. As shoppers we should have a right to know where our clothes come from, who makes them and know how environmentally friendly brands are.

Jun 18, 2021

How much waste does the UK generate and what are the solutions to fast fashion?

It's time to act and deal with our rubbish. We take a look at the key issues of waste in the UK, including e-waste and fast fashion and discuss solutions such as reusing, upcycling and reworking preloved clothes, books and other items.

Mar 27, 2021

Explaining Vintage: What is it and what’s to love about it?

Vintage is one of those words: we hear it and see it and yet when asked, would be hard pushed to define what it actua...

Mar 19, 2021

RE: Ten Great 'Re-' Ways To Reduce Waste

I hate waste. I'll start there. Scraping food that my kids have refused to eat into the bin after a meal crushes my ...
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