Recycle Devon urges residents to make a pledge and ‘wear what you have’

Devon residents are being urged to breathe new life into their old clothes and ‘wear what you have’ to help reduce their carbon footprint and to pass on clothes they no longer want to keep them out of the bin.

By making at least one of a series of pledges, residents will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win one of 10 Duronic Fabric De-Bobblers.

An estimated 10,000 items of clothing are thrown away in the UK every five minutes - and last year £2.7billion was spent on clothes that were worn just once.

Each household is estimated to have a wardrobe...

Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair and upcycle clothing easily such as fabric scissors, iron-on patches, repair tape, cottons, needles and buttons.

To enter, residents can pledge to undertake various waste saving actions, such as...

Clothes Swap hosted by Amnesty International

Event Date: 
09/02/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Lemon Grove, St German's Rd, Exeter, EX4 6TG

Come along to Amnesty International's second annual Clothes Swap in Exeter!


The name clothes swap is pretty self-explanatory: donate clothes and you can take any items you fancy in return! Donating in advance means that you are able to get a reduced entry ticket on the day, or if you're unable to donate, turn up anyway and pay £4 entry to take part in the clothes swap. There will be coffee, cakes, and a live DJ, so even if you're not into clothes, there's still something for you!

All proceeds go towards the charities running their stalls and any...

Local charity shops support job seekers with interview attire

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:06am

Seven of Hospiscare’s charity shops in Exeter, have joined forces with national careers app Debut and TV fashion expert Amber Butchart and will feature the ‘Dress to Impress for £10’ initiative from Monday 15th October.

The national initiative is being showcased at charity shops across the UK and will help improve job prospects for millions of individuals by providing access to interview outfits for only £10 and educate job seekers on correct interview attire.

The local Hospiscare stores participating in the initiative are based in Exeter, Cullompton, Tiverton, Crediton,...

Live catwalk shows for Exeter

Authored by abigail
Posted: Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:23pm

Get ready for a fashion fiesta as Style in Exeter returns for a second year this September. Hosted by Exeter Business Improvement District, the event, which takes place in the heart of the city, is a celebration of Exeter’s diverse retail offering with many independent shops invited to take part alongside High Street favourites and department stores.

A wide range of retailers are already lined up to hit the catwalk which will take centre stage in Princesshay Square for Saturday 23 September.

Visitors to this free event will be treated to a day of professionally modelled and...

Trading Standards donates counterfeit clothes mountain to charity

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:50am

Around 5,000 seized items of counterfeit clothes have been donated to the charity Planet Zero by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service.

The mainly counterfeit goods, which include track suits, t-shirts, sweatshirts and trainers, are the result of seizures by trading standards officers across the area.

On Friday trading standards officers packed a lorry bound for the charity, which collects unwanted clothes for a good cause, full of clothes.

The clothes were stored at the service's secure compound in Somerset.

Every year thousands of products...

Charity Fashion Show to support Life Education Wessex

Event Date: 
09/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Reed Hall, University of Exeter, Streatham Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QR

Charity Fashion Show to support health, well-being and drug prevention education for local children.

Clothes for all ages and sizes from High Street stores. Ticket price: £15 per person to include complimentary cheese and wine.

To book, please call Julie on 07956 574493 or email

Kindly sponsored by Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants.

Prize draw prompts 1,800 pledges to 'love their clothes'

A Crediton curate has won Recycle Devon prize draw by pledging to reduce the amount of unwanted clothing she throws away.

The Reverend Helen Drever of Crediton Parish Church won a £45 laundry ‘bucket’ made from ‘upcycled’ sailcloth donated by Sails and Canvas in Topsham.

The draw was part of the Love Your Clothes campaign which aimed to change the way Devon consumers buy, use and dispose of their clothing.

The £10 vouchers winners are Sandy Parle from Seaton, Kathy Tagg from Exeter and Jane Rosewell from Clyst Honiton.

Recycle Devon, a partnership of 10...

Cheeki Monkeys Pop up Market

Event Date: 
29/10/2016 - 2:00pm
Magdalen Court School, Exeter

Pop up market also includes an array of entertainment for the little ones including a bouncy castle, face painter, colouring competition, lucky dip and tons more!

Taster sessions from Rugbytots, Baby Sensory, Pyjama Drama and Urbanflow throughout!

Indoor venue: Magdalen Court School, Victoria Park Road, St Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NU £1.50 for adults, free for kids

Stalls from just £10+VAT, reserves yours now at!devon-exeter/c3b8 or Facebook: @CheekiMonkeysExeter

mum2mum market Exeter

Event Date: 
11/09/2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
America Hall, pinhoe, Exeter

Mum2mum Market Exeter

September 11th 13.30 – 15.30 - America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter

Book a stall now at

Need to declutter?

Why not have a clear out and sell all your outgrown baby and children’s toys, books, clothes and equipment like cots, pushchairs and mosses baskets at our award winning pop-up indoor market and keep 100% of the takings?

Don’t worry if you haven’t sold before, we will guide you through the process with our sellers’ tips to help you get the pricing and presentation right so you maximise your...