Welcome to the
TAKE PART category of our database.
This is for everything else! The list range from grassroots projects, global campaigns, fashion shows and local environment centres. All of which have done something within fashion and sustainability. This is mostly a place where those involved in sustainability can go to get more information. This is not just for Wales as large UK campaigns will also be featured here. It’s kind of like a “we recommend” section…
CREATIVE ORANGE STUDIO:
The Creative Orange Studio is run by Ann Marie Newton an innovative eco fashion pioneer. She has been a great source of inspiration for myself and many others and helps businesses to build their own eco fashion models. She is also the person who presented her Garment Worker Film Credit Reel for our Sustainable Fashion Week showcase in 2021.
FASHION REVOLUTION (GLOBAL):
Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency,
sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.
We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way. Fashion Revolution was created following the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh on 24th April 2013. Fashion Revolution Week takes place during that anniversary. It is now a global campaign, which unites people from all around the world who make the fashion industry work. We are the people who wear clothes. And we are the people who make them.
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH CYMRU:
Friends of the Earth Cymru was set up in 1984, 13 years after Friends of the Earth’s foundation in the UK in 1971, to focus on campaigning in Wales on environmental issues. Friends of the Earth Cymru is dedicated to promoting the environment and promoting a sustainable future for Wales. We are a small team based in Cardiff who are: Part of the UK’s most influential environmental campaigning organisation; part of the most extensive environmental network in the world, with over 75 national organisations across five continents; supporting a unique network of campaigning local groups working in communities across Wales; dependent upon individuals for over 90 per cent of its income.
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UK: The first images of Earth from space inspired a movement of people who wanted to protect the only planet we have to call home. It looked beautiful yet vulnerable. Friends of the Earth stands with anyone who cares about the world we live in, whether you’re a first time supporter or a seasoned campaigner. We work with local groups, experts, business leaders and politicians. And we push for change on causes that matter to you: Protecting your home and local environment. Promoting safe and healthy food and water everywhere. Supporting alternative energy solutions that can change the world for the better for everyone. http://www.friendsoftheearth.uk INSAT/TW @Friends_Earth FB @FriendsoftheEarth
GREEN SQUIRREL: Green Squirrel are a social enterprise offering practical, creative, and inclusive opportunities for individuals and communities to take action on the climate and ecological emergency. They are a CIC which means they operate for the benefit of their community, not for private profit. They have 3 core values: Courage Connection Wellbeing https://greensquirrel.co.uk/ @BeMoreSquirrel
LOVE YOUR CLOTHES: Launched in 2014, the Love Your Clothes campaign has been developed together with industry organisations to help change the way the UK consumers buy, use and dispose of their clothing. The ultimate aim is to reduce the environmental impact of clothing across the UK and influence a more circular approach to clothing globally. Love Your Clothes is part of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), which is coordinated by WRAP, a not-for-profit organisation which receives Government support across the UK. Their website also has a directory of many organisations who offer sewing skills in Wales and the UK. http://www.loveyourclothes.org.uk INSTA/FB @LoveYourClothesUK TW @LoveYourClothes
RADICAL FASHION WEEK: Brought to you by the Sustainable Studio and taking place during Fashion Revolution Week this sustainable fashion show based in Cardiff aims to celebrate the amazing talent we have here in Wales. The idea is to create an inclusive platform bringing creative radical thinkers and designers together to support the fashion revolution movement right here in Wales. The first show was held in 2019 and we hope there will be more to come! INSTA @RadicalFashionWeek
REPAIR CAFÉ WALES: We are a Community Interest Company that facilitates pop-up events, offering training and advice to encourage communities that want to work towards a more Circular Economy, creating a culture of repair and re-use, directly addressing the ever growing emergency of unsustainable growth in landfill and waste. https://repaircafewales.org/
SECONDHAND CULTURES: Online research group and symposium on second-hand cultures & practices, 15-16 June 2021 at @cardiffjomec – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details TWITTER: @SecondhandCultures
SUSTAINABLE FASHION WEEK:
Our focus will not be on next season’s trends but instead will be on inspiring, empowering and upskilling the community, to equip them for a more sustainable relationship with fashion. We want to generate action, from the ground up. In 2021 we’ll be curating a week of creative, community-led activity that celebrates the many ways we can begin new fashion habits that don’t harm people or planet.
SUSTAINABLE WALES: We are located in Porthcawl on the south Wales coast, currently operating our own projects locally and supporting other community groups and networks across Wales. We are known for challenging the status quo; instigating foreward-thinking projects and activities; providing confidence and direction; offering support, training and facilitating events; providing mentoring and volunteer experiences. https://www.sustainablewales.org.uk/
SWANSEA FESTIVAL OF STITCH: A celebration of textiles, art and stitch in the special seaside city of Swansea. The city plays host to exhibitions and workshops all celebrating the creative stitch industry! http://www.swanseafestivalofstitch.co.uk @SwanseaFestivalofStitch
THE ELLEN MCARTHUR FOUNDATION: At the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we develop and promote the idea of a circular economy. We work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally. https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/
THE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE SWANSEA: The Environment Centre is a community centre for the environment movement in the City and County of Swansea. Come and find out how you can support the environment, meet like-minded people and get involved in projects and campaigns. We have a Green Shop to help you live a greener lifestyle. In our Coffee Shop you can relax, meet up with friends or have a work/business meeting. We also run workshops and events for you to build your skills and know-how for more sustainable living. As a charity we rely on volunteers and we have some great opportunities in reception, customer service, administration and many other roles. We also have useful meeting spaces for hire, and space for exhibitions. http://www.environmentcentre.org.uk TW @EnvCentre INSTA @EnvironmentCentre_Swansea FB @EnvironmentCentre
THE HOW PEOPLE: The HOW People are on a mission is to inspire and support the next generation of awesome females. Offering a digital membership platform for girls 11-16 yrs old. Happiness. Opportunities. Wellbeing. The building blocks of our brand. SImple. They often organise events including clothing swaps and sustainable living. http://www.thehowpeople.com @thehowpeople
THE QUIRKY ENVIRONMENTALIST:
The Quirky Environmentalist is a sustainable living blog focused on living life more planet friendly, and talking about environmental issues. I pride myself on being a very helpful human being and really want to help other people understand environmental issues and become eco warriors in their own rights.
The Quirky Queer is run, photographed, and written by Izzy McLeod (they/them), a non-binary MSc student from Cardiff currently studying Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology.
THE SOMETHING CLUB: The Something Club established in November 2021 and is a project of Green Squirrel. It is an online community and monthly events programme designed to help everyone become a climate leader in their own life. They aim to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as a climate leader. Through their membership you can choose events to fit around your schedule and focus on the topics that interest you most. https://greensquirrel.co.uk/something-club/ @SomethingClubUK
THE SUSTAINABLE STUDIO: The Sustainable Studio is set within an industrial warehouse repurposed to include an immersive space for performance, exhibitions, photo & video shoots, 30+ affordable studios, a community swap shop, refill station and communal space. All our studios are made from reclaimed materials and our furniture, fixtures and fittings have had a previous life somewhere else. We are more than just space, we are a creative community, dedicated to helping each other succeed. http://www.thesustainablestudio.com INSTA @TheSustainableStudio TW @TSSWales FB TSStudioCommunity
WCTD 2050: World Circular Textiles Day, which takes place every year on 8th October, has been launched to celebrate the efforts of a growing community of companies, organisations and individuals actively working towards a circular textiles future. It is a living, breathing time capsule to record the progress and chart the momentum of circularity in textiles. https://worldcirculartextilesday.com/
WRAP CYMRU: WRAP Cymru is part of WRAP, the circular economy experts. WRAP works with UK governments, the EU and other funders to help deliver their policies on waste prevention and resource efficiency and is a registered charity (no. 1159512) and a company limited by guarantee. WRAP has achieved ISO9001:2015 certification for our design, development, management and delivery of programmes and projects which provide resource sustainable solutions. http://www.wrapcymru.org.uk TW @WRAP_Cymru
WRAP UK: WRAP’s vision is a world in which resources are used sustainably. WRAP works with governments, businesses and communities to deliver practical solutions to improve resource efficiency. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy by: re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products, re-thinking how we use and consume products, and re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling http://www.wrap.org.uk TW @WRAP_UK
More coming soon ….
If I’m missing someone or a great organisation, please get in touch to be featured.