Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Do you want to join other schools in an inspiring project linking fashion, textile waste and climate change?

An estimated 20,000 tonnes of textiles are discarded from households each year in the Liverpool City Region, a lot of which could still be used. It is this behaviour Fashion Fix is hoping to change. ‘Fashion Fix’ refers to both the repairing of clothes, but also the addiction to fashion consumption.

Fashion Fix will reduce ten tonnes of of textiles going to landfill by engaging pupils, teachers and parents in understanding how to reuse, reduce and recycle. 

The project Fashion Fix: Fixing clothes and changing behaviours to reduce textile consumption and waste is the creation of Liverpool World Centre and environmental charity Faiths4Change, who have been awarded £17,000 by the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority & Veolia Community Fund 2021/22 to help deliver the project.

The objectives of Fashion Fix are to:

– designate 20 Fashion Fixers who will influence their peers in school to reuse, reduce and recycle textiles

– increase pupil knowledge, skills and understanding about the textile journey, improve attitudes towards carbon reduction

– engage 60 schools in clothing collections and other waste diversion activities

The project has already held two events which have helped to identify the links between waste and climate change. The first event – the ‘Fix It New’ Textiles waste and climate conference – was held at the Unity Theatre in October and gave Fashion Fix information sessions and activities to 20 teachers from 10 schools.The second event on November 4thMock UN Climate and Clothing Conference – tied into the United Nations COP26 climate event and brought together 50 local pupils and teachers to represent different countries on the clothing journey from beginning to end.

In partnership with Faiths 4 Change and funded by Merseyside Recycling Waste Authority.

Visit the project website

  • Fashion Fix – Teachers’ Networking Event
    9th Feb 2022

    A short online networking event for teachers involved in the Fashion Fix project