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CLIMATE CLOTHES: Council teams with sustainability group to promote climate-friendly fashion in Three Rivers

 Published on: 24th October 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Local environmental advocacy group Sustainable Three Rivers (S3R) is teaming up with Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) to help educate people on how their fashion choices have an impact on climate change.

At a special event to hosted by Watersmeet theatre in Rickmansworth on the evening of Tuesday, November 1, the Fast Fashion Conference is organised by the council, along with S3R and Watford and Three Rivers Friends of the Earth.

TRDC council member for the environment, councillor Phil Williams, said: “The UN estimates 10% of global carbon emissions – more than air and sea travel combined – comes from the fashion industry. According to National Geographic it takes 2,720 litres of water to make just one cotton t-shirt.

“To ensure we are doing our part to reduce global emissions, as well as local ones, we must reduce our consumption of clothing in favour of pre-loved and upcycled”.

Several groups will attend the event and showed residents different things they could do to be more sustainable.

Experts from Hertfordshire Waste Partnership, the National Charity Shop Association, Lovedup Reloved and a former leading figure at Arcadia Group are on hand to answer any questions that attendees might. Films will also be shown, highlighting the issues caused by fast fashion.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 9:30pm. For more information, visit the Watersmeet website or call 01923 711063.

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