Did you know that 4/5th of Scotland’s carbon emissions are caused by the heat and energy required to grow, make, process, transport and provide goods and materials? (ZWS, 2021).
In Scotland, at least 118,000 tonnes of clothes and 25,000 tonnes of shoes and bags are bought every single year. Clothing production has approximately doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, with consumption of new clothing estimated to be higher in the UK than any other European country. The total footprint of clothing in use in the UK was 26.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2016.
Part of our mission is to help you love your clothes for longer! So, come along to our Solar Fast Dyeing Workshop to join others in learning to upcycle an old t-shirt with a very simple but effective technique!