Keen to be green?
Give your used textiles another life
Textile waste is a massive problem in Australia. On average, we each send around 23kg of textiles into landfill each year!
As our next ‘Keen to be Green’ activity, the Spielwelt committee are organising a bulk collection of used clothes and other textiles to send to Upparel for re-using, repurposing and recycling.
If you have old clothes, shoes or other textiles that aren’t suitable for donating to charities, this is your chance to free up some space in your cupboard and make a little contribution to a more sustainable future 😊
Just bring your old textiles to the hall on or before Federweisser Fest on 19 March 2022 and the committee will do the packing and shipping.
To cover the small collection fee charged by Upparel, we’re asking for donations of $2.50 for each kg of textiles you bring (it doesn’t have to be exact, but this gives you a rough idea of what we’ll need to cover costs).
For each kg we send to Upparel, we’ll prevent 3–4 kg of greenhouse gases from polluting our atmosphere!
One lucky contributor will win a $25 credit to purchase some awesome socks made of recycled materials.
What you can bring:
Clothing items (jeans, shirts, coats, etc)
Socks and stockings
Linen (bedding, towels, tea towels, etc)
Fabric mattress protectors (not waterproof/plastic)
Fabric off-cuts and sewing scraps
Fabric couch covers and curtains
Bathers & Swimwear
What you can’t bring:
Bags (handbags, duffel bags, etc)
Please make sure that everything you bring is washed! (Shoes should be brushed clean).
If you have empty boxes to donate (ideal size 46 x 42 x 41cm), that would also be much appreciated.
If you have kids clothes that are still in good shape, save them up for our next clothing swap.
Any questions? Contact Emily on firstname.lastname@example.org