First clothing ‘Swap Shop’ held to help the environment and your pocket

The Wirral Deen Centre in Birkenhead has been running an Eco Club for young people from local schools since May.

Last term the schoolchildren worked together to design a logo for the club, posters about litter, and ideas for future projects.

In the summer Wirral Deen Centre held a community beach clean at New Brighton followed by visit to Vale Park for a picnic lunch.

This term the group has been learning about ‘fast fashion’ and yesterday the centre hosted a clothing ‘Swap Shop’ event, organised completely by the young people. They made a fabric banner, designed publicity posters, agreed the rules, set the date and time, and told the adults what they wanted.

A spokesperson for the group said, “The idea is that people bring something they don’t like or wear any more, or perhaps they’ve grown out of, and swap it for something else others have brought.”

Over 12.5kg of clothes were saved from landfill at yesterday’s inaugural Deen Centre Clothes Swap Shop.

The Eco Club is a joint venture between the Wirral Deen Centre Education team and Faiths4Change.

The Clothes Swap Shop (refreshments available) will be open from 3pm-4pm every Monday from Monday 7 November at The Wirral Deen Centre, 371-375 Borough Rd, Birkenhead CH42 0HA

Searching through one of the rails of clothes
Weighing the clothes to see how much has been saved from landfill
School uniform is available to swap, in addition to casual wear
The Eco Club poster designed by the children


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