This event will take place this Tuesday, November 21, in the hall of the Fuenlabrada Campus cafeteria, from 9 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Attendees will be able to bring a maximum of 5 items of clothing that they want to part with to exchange them for ones of the same type. “The limitation of clothing is due to the fact that we want the exchange of clothing to be done consciously, thus avoiding replicating the same dynamics of compulsive consumption of the large retail chains.” fast-fashion" they assure from the organization.
The garments to be exchanged must be in good condition, without holes or large stains, and cannot be very old. T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses, hats and scarves may be brought in for exchange. “The leftover garments will be donated to local charities, choosing a non-profit organization that accepts donations to distribute them to people in need” they explain from 'Etichal7hreads'.
“We want to motivate people to adopt more sustainable purchasing decisions and consumption habits in the fashion industry; “More than 50% of young people do not know what the 7Rs are,” the organization states. The concept of the “7Rs” is based on 7 principles when acting to reduce environmental impact: Redesign or Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Renew, Recover and Recycle.
“The circular economy is an economic and environmental approach that seeks to maximize the use of resources, minimize waste and reduce environmental impact, being one of the basic principles on which the creation of this entity is based” the organization concluded.