FashionCreative ways to make clothes last longer Fashion images that saturate our news feeds help the industry bring in a whopping £26 billion to our economy. On average we each spend £640 on clothes per year and collectively throw out almost 350,000 tonnes of textiles. One third of this has barely been worn! This is men and women alike with men only wearing 13% of the clothing in their wardrobes. Maintaining your style without throwing away your old things is easier than you think, and can save you money. Take a look at the events, blogs and top tips to give you a few threads of thought. 3 things you can do today Beat fast fashion. Be aware of impluse buys and think about whether you really want or need something. This will help you buy less, but better. Love seconds. Find some gems in second hand clothes shops or swap clothes and accessories you no longer want with your friends and family. You could even revamp something old with a few embellishments. Get some tips in our Make, do and mend handbook. Care for your clothes. Simple actions like washing clothes at 30ºC, only ironing when necessary and reducing tumble drying can make your clothes last much longer - read more about 'Clever Care'. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. HomeDo somethingTop tipsBlogIdeas bank Swadlincote Street Store Swap, style and sew your way to a new wardrobe at the Swadlincote Street Store! In the U.K 30% of the clothes in our wardrobes go unworn, and 350,000 tonnes get binned every year. This bank holiday refresh your wardrobe and fight textile waste with: Free workshops Sign up to a free sewing skills workshop for kids and adults: https://billetto.co.uk/users/hello-hubbub-org-uk Clothes swap Bring down your pre-loved items of clothing and swap them for second hand and vintage clothes in our pop up shop! Free styling sessions Sign up to a session with an award winning stylist who will help you craft looks to suit your personality and style. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a timeslot. Free clothes alterations Favourite top have a hole? Best dress to big? Never fear, bring them down to the street store to be mended and altered. Kids and families are welcome at the event and there will be activities for all ages. The Street Store will be in the car park of the Swadlincote Sainsbury's and is open from 10-4 on Saturday and Sunday! Booking for this event has now closed.