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Planet Ark estimates that every Australian purchases an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing annually, with an average of 23 kilograms sent to landfill. The Australian Fashion Council research found that Australians bought 383,000 tonnes of new clothing in 2018-19. Only 210,000 tonnes of clothing are donated or reused annually, with 7% recycled (National Waste Report p45). 

The City of Fremantle, the Town of East Fremantle and the City of Melville are working together to encourage residents to apply circular economy principles over landfill by shopping sustainably, mending, repairing, making do, altering, donating and recycling their clothing.

A series of events, workshops and guides are listed below to provide skills and information for residents to keep their clothing in circulation for longer:

Circular Styling Events

Event Date  Location  Tickets
Winter Edition Clothing Swap with Sustainable Stylist: The Feelgood Fashionista Saturday 27 July 2024, 11am-1.30pm Walyalup Civic Centre, 151 High Street Fremantle

Humanitix

$10

IN Fashion: Conscious Consumerism workshop with Fibre Economy 24 August 2024, 10-11.30am Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, 555 Leach Hwy Winthrop

Humanitix

$6.50

Positive Mindset for Wardrobe Decluttering workshop with Homes Revamped Sunday 18 August 2024, 10-11.30am Walyalup Civic Centre, 151 High Street Fremantle

Humanitix

$6.50

Summer Edition Clothing Swap with Sustainable Stylist: The Feelgood Fashionista 14 September 2024  East Fremantle location coming soon $10 coming soon
Basic Mending workshop with Hoop Hoop Hooray 16 October 2024  East Fremantle location coming soon Coming soon
Winter Edition Clothing Swap with Sustainable Stylist: The Feelgood Fashionista November 2024 Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, 555 Leach Hwy Winthrop $10 coming soon

Circular Styling Guides

Set Up Your Own Clothing Swap (1323kb)

Caring for Clothing (132kb)

Sustainable Disposal of Clothing (128kb)

Good Sammy’s Guide to Gifting to Charity (Donation Guide) (208kb)

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Where can I learn to repair my clothes?

Repair Cafe is a community organisation run by a group of skilled volunteers that offer free repairs. Monthly gatherings are held at Stackwood, Fremantle. For dates and further information, visit Repair Cafe Fremantle.

This initiative aims to reduce unnecessary waste from landfill.

Good Sammy Clothing Drive coming October

We have a solution to that bag of clothing sitting in your cupboard or car boot for months.

During October, Good Sammy's is providing City of Fremantle residents with a free home collection of quality preloved clothing.

Simply watch out for the Good Sammy's flyer for further instructions. This will be delivered at the end of September.

Tell me more about the clothing swap events

Clothing swaps are a great opportunity to refresh your wardrobe, remove items you no longer wear, and meet new people. 

You bring up to ten items of clean and good quality items. Whilst we sort these ready for the swap, the Feelgood Fashionista will provide you with some sustainable styling tips. During the swap you will be able to select and try on items that you can take home. Out with the old, and in with the (nearly) new! 

The clothing swap is suitable for adults and young adults from 15 and above, both men and women. There is a dedicated children's swap in November.