Our Mission

Re:fashion My Town is a pioneering community-led project that aims to:

  • raise awareness of the massive environmental and human cost of fast fashion
  • change thoughts perceptions and actions on climate change and sustainable living
  • promote recycling and upcycling of clothing
  • enable people, especially young people, to gain skills in the alteration, care and repair of clothes
  • encourage intergenerational and peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge and skills 
  • provide a creative outlet for the customisation of ‘pre-loved’ clothing
  • raise the profile of charity shops, vintage shop, tailors and repairers 

Re:fashion My Town will achieve this by:

  • running upcycling workshops
  • teaching mending skills
  • staging a ‘re:fashion’ show and ‘swishing’ events
  • working alongside pupils and students at secondary schools and colleges
  • using social media channels to promote key messages

This is an excellent and inspiring project.”   Professor Tim Cooper, Head of The Sustainable Clothing Research Group, Nottingham Trent University

“Given scientists’ stark warnings on climate change and biodiversity loss, we need to fix fashion.”  

House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Report on Fixing Fashion [February 2019]