This week Highland Radio spoke to Arran Murphy, Programme Manager of the Rediscover Fashion Rediscovery Centre and started getting plans underway for a holly-jolly green Christmas!

Did you know?

  1. Last year Ireland was expected to generate 97,000 tonnes of packaging waste (Repak, 2022).
  2. iReadc found that in 2019, people threw out over 50% more food over the festive period (The Mirror, 2019).
  3. 1 in 3 under 35s buy a new Christmas jumper every year and 40% will only be worn once (Hubbub, 2019).

What you can do!

  1. Get some inspiration and Green your Wardrobe! Changemakers Donegal are hosting events  with the Rediscovery Centre!
  2. There is a swap rail in place at the events – something that can definitely be applied to festive wear like Christmas jumpers and NYE/Christmas party outfits.
  3. Get creative with your wrapping paper – go for newspaper & string  like our voxpop contributor or upcycle materials like shopping bags. > 
  4. Find some pieces in Charity shops and upcycle to make the ultimate personal gift.
  5. Do a conscious food shop. Think about what you threw away last year and amend accordingly > 

Learn more:

Swap Shop Episode – 

Freecycle Episode –