5 initiatives to give a second life to your old clothes in Monaco
From 21 to 27 November, residents and Monegasques are invited to participate in the European Week for Waste Reduction.
For the 4th consecutive year, the Department of the Environment has included the Principality in the European Week for Waste Reduction (SERD). For this 2022 edition, the theme is: “Circular and sustainable textiles”, accompanied by the slogan ” Garbage is old fashioned !.
Here are five initiatives, around the event, proposed in the Principality this week.
1. Collection of underwear
Did you know ? Underwear is full of reusable products and components such as lace or bra cups. The Department of the Environment has installed a container in the Fontvieille shopping mall. From November 21 to 25, underwear you no longer want can be dropped off there. immune to giving only clean coins!
2. Solidarity collection of work clothes
The Town Hall of Monaco organizes this collection for the association La Cravate Solidaire. The latter fights for the reintegration of people in difficulty by preparing them for job interviews. For this, the association also provides appropriate outfits, which is why suits, suits, shirts and blouses are welcome in this collection. Meet at the Condamine Market on Thursday November 24, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
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3. The Oceanographic Museum is mobilizing
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco will host five schools on Thursday 24 November. Throughout the day, the classes will face various challenges: creating a model of clothing from used clothing, highlighting the eco-responsible approach of clothing in short videos and a quiz on responsible fashion. The students will even enjoy an anti-waste lunch prepared by chefs practicing in Monaco.
The next two initiatives will concern Saturday, November 26, Sustainable Textile Day.
4. A big sale!
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Maison des Associations and its forecourt will host a textile sale. Clothing at low prices but also the presence of a seamstress who can carry out small different repairs on your pieces. Stands and workshops will also be found.
5. Sale and collection of clothes for children
At the Maison des Associations and on its forecourt, the Entreparents association will collect and resell clothing for babies and children aged 0 to 6 years. Johanna Damar-Flores, creator of the association, took advantage of Monday’s conference to recall that the children’s clothing market was ” one of the most polluting when it comes to textiles “. The money will finance the activities of the association Entreparents and the clothes sold will go to the Monegasque Red Cross and Mission Enfance.
Many additional initiatives can be found on the page EWRS Facebook.