Why Shop when you can swap

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Why Shop when you can swap

Why Shop when you can swap

Sta  Camara By Sta Camara

We aim to bring people together and swap, recycle upcycle repurpose items of clothing, that otherwise would end up in landfill

Haringey Idea stage

This project is preparing for fundraising. Click Like to show your support, or Follow for updates on this project's journey.

There is a significant amount of clothing that gets dumped in landfills every year. Many of us do not understand the environmental and human impact on clothing that is bought and thrown away. "Why shop when you can swap" will provide a free fun interactive event that brings people together swapping clothes, with workshops discussing the environmental impact and saving people money. The event will also demonstrate how easy it is to up-cycle recycle and re-purpose items of clothing, Extending the life of the items by at least three years.

What we'll deliver:

  • We aim to deliver a series of workshops delivered by professional people, in the green environmental area
  • We aim to introduce self employment opportunities including what is a green business and how it can work for you
  • Participants will leave with items of clothing that they will continue to wear and use

Why it's a great idea:

"Why shop when you can swap" is a great idea because it will highlight to residence but there a tough recycling targets in place for the borough and to ensure that more waste is not produced in the first place. "Why shop when you can swap" is a great idea because it will highlight to residence that there are tough recycling targets in place, for the borough. We will advised residents that they can save money that could be spent in another way, the event will also encourage all creative individuals to show off their talents.

Steps to get it done:

  • 50 people attending the event with three items of clothing to Swap
  • 30 resident attending the recycling workshop
  • 20 individuals considering Green jobs
  • Encourage individuals to work with veolia education officer
  • Attendance have a better understanding of the environmental/social impact of the disposable clothing industry

Location Haringey

Haringey has £1,275,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Noel Park is one of the most deprived Ward's in Haringey with a higher than average proportion of residents from ethnic backgrounds. Most notably black Caribbean black African and other white groups. A higher proportion of residents are employed in low-level or receiving benefits

Council

London Borough of Haringey

Post a Comment

How will the money be spent?Total £924

Project manager for 4 months - £200 (22%)
Professional stylist - £150 (16%)
Turn your waste into valuable resource facilitator - £150 (16%)
Room hire and insurance - £110 (12%)
Catering for open day and workshop - £100 (11%)
Marketing materials posters leaflets - £75 (8%)
Trained recruitment adviser promoting green jobs - £50 (5%)
Other - £89 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

22%
Project manager for 4 months
£200
16%
Professional stylist
£150
16%
Turn your waste into valuable resource facilitator
£150
12%
Room hire and insurance
£110
11%
Catering for open day and workshop
£100
8%
Marketing materials posters leaflets
£75
5%
Trained recruitment adviser promoting green jobs
£50
10%
Other
£89
  • Spacehive fees
    £42
  • Transaction Fees
    £39
  • VAT
    £8

Total £924

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

Offer something