clothing

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

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 09/07/2020 - 7:42am

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...

South West urged to Give Up Clothes for Good

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/02/2020 - 11:27am

THIS September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – people in Devon and Cornwall are being called on to clear out their wardrobes to help more children and young people survive cancer.

They are being urged to donate any pre-loved quality clothing, accessories and homeware they no longer need to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign, in support of Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People.

For many across the region, the extra time spent at home during the COVID-19 outbreak has provided an opportunity to focus on de-cluttering - which can now be put to good...

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

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/15/2020 - 2:01pm

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...

Etsy Made Local Exeter - Contemporary Christmas Market

Event Date: 
01/12/2018 - 11:00am to 02/12/2018 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

This is Exeter's first ever Etsy Made Local market. Taking place at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, it is part of a national event that will see the biggest regional spread of markets across the UK take part. In total 54 cities across the UK will celebrate the makers, designers and collectors that sell on Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. It’s about encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas gifting and connecting them to more than 40 South West Devon based makers and designers.

As well as providing the...

Weird Fish diverts unwanted textiles from landfill through ongoing partnership with textilerRecyclers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:07am

Popular clothing brand Weird Fish has been working with Bristol Textile Recyclers (BTR) since November 2015 and in that time has successfully diverted 1,296 kilos of unwanted textiles from landfill.

BTR is a family run business which diverts textiles from landfill on a daily basis, helping its retail charity partners further fundraise for beneficiaries by purchasing their unsellable clothing and textiles.

Shannon Fogg, fundraising manager at Bristol Textile Recyclers, commented: “It’s been great working with Weird Fish since 2015 and helping them maximise their fundraising...

Gift Your Gear with Rohan Exeter this spring

Authored by Dante
Posted: Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:33pm

Do you have a waterproof jacket that hasn't seen a drop of water in ages? A neglected pair of cycling shorts, longing to ride a bicycle again? A forgotten fleece that hasn't seen the light of day? Gift Your Gear, founded by Sarah Howcroft, one of the original founders of Rohan, is an award-winning nationwide initiative that encourages outdoor enthusiasts to donate outdoor gear they no longer want, or need, by bringing it into their local Rohan store. (The one in Exeter is Rohan Exeter - 36 Bedford Street Exeter EX1 1GJ) The campaign, which has been running since 2012, ensures the UK's...

UK's largest Fat Face store to open in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:18pm

The biggest full price Fat Face store in the UK will open its doors in Princesshay, Exeter on Saturday 17 October after extensive refurbishment and expansion programme.

Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre Director, says: “The new Fat Face in Princesshay will be the biggest full price store in the UK and we are looking forward to seeing the refurbishment and its new and improved layout. Fat Face has been an integral part of Princesshay since its opening in 2007 and we are proud of their success and pleased to see them expand.”

The new look Fat Face store is 20% larger and...

Bargains galore at Tags-on Exeter pop-up shop

Authored by TagsOn
Posted: Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:49pm

Check out the designer womenswear bargains at the tags-on.com Summer Showcase fashion sale on Thursday 21st May at Radiance Medi Spa, based in the centre of Exeter at Augustus House, Lower Ground Floor, New North Road.

Browse pre-loved designer fashion at the pop-up shop and enjoy up to 80% off pre-owned designer clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories.

The event includes free VIP entry from 4pm-5pm, guests will need to email info@tags-on.com to get their names on the list and to bag the best designer bargains! General entry 5pm-8pm.

VIP entry is limited, to avoid...

Tags on Exeter Pop-Up Shop

Event Date: 
21/05/2015 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Radiance Media Spa, Augustus House, Lower Ground Floor, New North Road, Exeter

Check out the designer womenswear bargains at the tags-on.com Summer Showcase fashion sale on Thursday 21st May at Radiance Medi Spa, based in the centre of Exeter at Augustus House, Lower Ground Floor, New North Road.

Browse pre-loved designer fashion at the pop-up shop and enjoy up to 80% off pre-owned designer clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories.

The event includes free VIP entry from 4-5pm, guests will need to email info@tags-on.com to get their names on the list and to bag the best designer bargains! General entry 5-8pm. VIP entry is limited, to avoid...

Simply Be and Jacamo to create 30 new jobs in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/21/2015 - 7:23pm

Fashion retailers Simply Be and Jacamo, part of multi-channel retailer N Brown Group PLC, are coming to Exeter this spring.

Opening on the High Street in March,the dual-facia Simply Be and Jacamo 7,470 sq ft store will create 30 new jobs and will provide a selection of men’s and women’s fashion.

Applications are currently being accepted for the available job vacancies across a range of roles including supervisors, visual merchandising and sales assistants.

The store will also be Exeter’s most inclusive offering womenswear in sizes 10–32 and menswear in sizes small...

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