The United Kingdom produces 206.456 tonnes of textile waste in a year. Out of the 3.1kg of textile waste each Briton produces every year, only 0.3kg are recycled and 0.4 kg are reused. However, 0.8kg are incinerated yearly per person and 1.7kg are disposed of in landfills.

(source: Circular Online)


Our aim with this part of the project is to encourage people to think more about how they can save textiles and other waste items from landfill through reuse and repurposing, using old fabrics to create new items of clothing that not only reduce waste, but also help to tackle the culture of ‘fast fashion’.

We have worked with Friends of Outside Lives, Renew Sewcials, ReSource and NikNok to bring to you a series of activity sheets that you can recreate at home to make some wonderful, eco-friendly, sustainable fabric projects that help to reduce waste and promote ‘slow fashion’ – giving fabrics a new lease of life rather than committing them to landfill.

Please click on the Activity Sheet links below to access these.

This project was made possible thanks to funding received from:


Hand Warmers

Fabric Face Mask

Jeans Vase

Jeans Apron

Party Crown

Feed Sack Shopping Bag

Reusable Makeup Pads

Simple Snood

Cloth Sanitary Pads

Scrappy Placemat

Jeans Skirt

Wonderful Christmas Makes (weave, bead, tree, wreath)