A eco-friendly Hammersmith clothes shop is holding a series of late openings with special events.

TRAID, based at 119 King Street is opening from 6:30pm – 9pm this Thursday (February 20) and will have a DJ in store supplying the music while customers browse the rails.

The charity run store is on a mission to recycle clothes and prevent them being thrown away, and staff will be running a 'Sew Good' workshop to teach customers sewing and up-cycling skills necessary to love your clothes again.

They will also share their ideas on how to create a sustainable wardrobe and make the most of your second hand finds. TRAID will also be asking people to sign up to the  Second Hand First  pledge asking customers to commit to getting at least 50% of their wardrobe from sustainable sources like charity shops and swapping.

 

This is the first in a series of late night openings run by TRAID in 2014 which will feature special events including talks, films, workshops and a fashion show. Booking is essential for the workshops as space is limited. If you are interested in taking part please email sewgood@traid.org.uk  to book.

TRAID is a charity taking practical action to stop clothes being thrown away. It works with councils and businesses, housing associations, residents and schools to divert clothes from the waste stream for reuse.

Around 1 million tonnes of textiles are sent to landfill and incineration every year, much of which can be worn again. With UK landfill at bursting point, and textiles contributing disproportionately to greenhouse emissions, TRAID feels its work to find positive reuses for clothes waste is more relevant than ever.