According to Thread Count, textiles from households account for 72% of NSW’s textile waste. What happens to this waste? We know that op shops are inundated with donated clothing that more frequently needs to be shifted elsewhere. Local waste management landfill cells are taking less than four years to fill up. And countries outside of Australia are increasingly dealing with our textile waste.
Come and join us to make a localised difference to reduce the amount of textile waste going to landfill, incineration, export and recycling as you leave the swap with at least one item of clothing to love again. This community-focused two hour event helps celebrate your individual fashion style by sourcing new-for-you quality clothing. Meet others who share a common purpose by participating in this positive impact event – to reduce textile waste through preloved fashion.
How to Get to the Clothes Swap
– Travel by train – alight at Teralba train station and walk to the Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre
– Take a Bus – buses that travel between Toronto and Glendale and Toronto and Warners Bay can stop at Teralba
– Walk and Ride a Bike: there are designated safe shared pathways from the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery and Speers Point Park. Bicycle parking is available at the Landcare and Sustainable Living Centre.
– Drive the Car: parking is available close to the centre.
This program is brought to you by Lake Macquarie City Council.
Click the official event link below for ticket details or to contact the organiser.