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CLOTHING -  Cotton is an environmental nightmare – more than 10% of all agricultural pesticides are used to grow cotton, even though it makes up less than 3% of the world’s crops! These chemicals (including dyeing and finishing processes) pollute waterways, damage health and kill wildlife. Cotton is a thirsty crop. And of course, clothes are often made in terrible sweatshops for little pay - in Bangladesh, a sweatshop factory building collapsed, in April 2013 killing hundreds of  workers. So, Fairtrade, organic and recycled cottons are better options, as are hemp and bamboo clothes. Also charity and vintage shops clothes. Most fibers are bleached before they are dyed; sheep do not produce pure white fleece! High street retail stores are beginning to introduce new ethical and organic ranges, but not much yet locally,  you might find organic T-shirts. BSI British Standards, the Carbon Trust and DEFRA have launched the new carbon reduction label; this measures the entire carbon footprint of clothes from raw materials to consumer use and disposal – it will be appearing in clothes gradually. Avoid buying clothes that need dry cleaning - very toxic substances are used in this process.

Barnardos Brides by Appointment

See and try on 'pre-loved' wedding gear of all kinds, for bridesmaids, etc.

52 New St.,
Wellington,
Telford
01952 247187

By Nature

The first 100% organic maternity range and general organic clothing for adults and children.

0845 4633835

Clothes And Shoes

All parts of textiles and shoes, bags and belts can be recycled and reused – even into industrial rags or underfelt, so never just bin them. Give good quality clean items to Jumble sales or charity shops, for reuse and resale, and thus fundraising, or second-best place them in clothing skips at supermarket recycling centres. Clothes skips at Battlefield HRC, which also has a skip for
- Bras - recycled for Cancer Research or take them to M&S who pass them on to Oxfam.

- H & M, Castle St, Shrewsbury, will receive and recycle your old clean clothes, proceeds going to charities.

£4 per bag paid for clean clothes, rags, shoes and belts -  if taken to the demountable shed near TKMaxx at the Meole Brace carpark. They wont take underwear, school or work wear, nor dressing gowns and onesies.  Open 9-5 weekdays, 10-4 Sats, 10-3 Suns.  01543 897801.   (They also buy mobile phones)

 

Enjoy

No longer a shop in the town, they are still available on line ! Organic, ethically sourced and produced, range of fashion clothing made from soya, bamboo, hemp etc.,  plus handmade cosmetics and vegan/cruelty free perfumes 

follow the river

Original eco-friendly clothing

email: info@followtheriver.co.uk

 

Facebook.com/followtheriver.co.uk

HIbiscus

Ethical & Fairtrade Fashion and Jewellery.

84 Wyle Cop
01743 588690

Jewellery

There may be some family jewellery, or buy from antique shops or commission local skilled crafts people to make bespoke jewellery, 
or choose ethically-mined and sold gold - this makes a lot of difference to the lives of miners and their communities.

Love Your Clothes

A UK gov website with loads of useful tips on caring for your clothes including mending, washing and recycling.

Natural Collection,

Lots of  clothes, toys, household goods and cosmetics, mail order.
 

0845 3677 003 (or order at 0845 3677 001)

People Tree



Fair trade fashion and organic clothes online catalogue

0800 1110314


PETA


PETA   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

They say ‘ Animals are NOT ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way.’
Peta is a American organisation campaigning for cruelty-free clothing, animal friendly lifestyles.
They say – keep wildlife out of your wardrobe (leather and fur).

Since March 2013, experiments on animals for cosmetics have been banned in the EU.

RAGS

We've noticed how many rags end up being burnt in the incinerator at Battlefield.  Unnecessary waste, as all the 16 charity shops in Shrewsbury can earn extra money from selling on their rags to rag merchants, who can sell on for  re-manufacture for texitle products like carpet underlay etc.  To help the charities out, please make sure whether you are giving them clothes and white goods, or rags, and label the bag so it's clear. They ask that no-one leaves any bags outside their premises after closing time, as these are thrown away.  If you want to sell your rags, take them bagged to the demountable shed near TK MAXX at the Meole Brace car park.  See also clothes.

Shrewsbury Fairtrade Stall in Indoor Market Hall

Sells ethical produce from developing countries, run by volunteers. Tue,wed,Fri & Sat 9-30 to 4-00

supporting Fairtrade throughout the county of Shropshire.  Email  a.chippindale591@btinternet.com 


 

Stall 14 Indoor Market Hall
01743 365591

Textiles and Clothes

Take  clean clothing, bedlinen and  textiles - even clean rags and shoes to Charity shops, where they are bought by the public for re-use  or sold on to textile dealers who sort for re-use or recycling.  Or put in textile skips at supermarkets, or at Battlefield HRC .
(Please don’t put in duvets or pillows or rugs – these could be offered to Home Essentials, if in good condition, or local dog’s homes.)

Seconds Out, Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury SY4 3AP.  T: 01939 290272 have been collecting in bulk for 30 years, (from charity shops, car boots sales and in the past, jumble sales) - clean clothes, rags, bedlinen and shoes, mostly for reuse in developing countries.


 

The Hemp Trading Company

Sells  hemp and bamboo and wind-farmed organic cotton fabric  T Shirts for women and men.



TRAID

A charity which recycles and remakes textiles into new clothes, sold in their London shops or online, to fund health and education projects abroad.
Also does education projects in the Uk on making new clothes from used.  http://www.traidremade.com

020 8733 2580

Turtle Doves

 Handmade accessories, fingerless gloves, hats, snoods and more, all made from pre-loved jumpers, often cashmere. See  them at Made in Shropshire and Farmers Markets.  There's a list of current stockists on the website.

Online shop.

01743 344702

vintage

Clothing, bric-a-brac, antiques

-  Stalls in  Shrewsbury Market
-  Shrewsbury Antique Centre;Princess House, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JZ. T: 01743 247 704
-  Vintageupcycledinteriors@gmail.com   Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury.  T:07964 151511. 
-  Violet Rose at 10a St Johns Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1JD.T: 01743 232831  www.violetrosevintage.com
-  for car boot sales and jumble sales, see the local papers

wear2

 A new textile process - an ecostitching technology which allows garments to be selectively disassembled at end of life, the seams can be processed to fall apart, and then the garments can be re-used in various ways.

 


Pachacuti

Have won The Fashion and Accessory category at the Observer Ethical Awards - they make panama hats, and also bags which are made in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia - Fairtrade, sustainable environmental practices.

01335 300 003