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Swap instead of buying new: Echinger Fairtrade Group with a clothing exchange at the start

2022-05-13T19:14:17.931Z

Swap instead of buying new: Echinger Fairtrade Group with a clothing exchange at the start Created: 05/13/2022, 21:00 By: Ulrike Wilms The Echinger Fairtrade Group had organized the clothing exchange. There were (from left) Herbert Hahner, Christiane Glaeser, Patricia Linner, Ines Stadler, Kerstin Loewe-Neumann and Gertrud Wucherpfennig. © private The municipality of Eching focuses on environm



Swap instead of buying new: Echinger Fairtrade Group with a clothing exchange at the start

Created: 05/13/2022, 21:00

By: Ulrike Wilms

The Echinger Fairtrade Group had organized the clothing exchange.

There were (from left) Herbert Hahner, Christiane Glaeser, Patricia Linner, Ines Stadler, Kerstin Loewe-Neumann and Gertrud Wucherpfennig.

© private

The municipality of Eching focuses on environmental awareness and sustainability.

This became clear at the Fairtrade Group's clothing exchange.

Eching

– Almost too good to be true: In a cozy atmosphere, right in town and in a fashionable selection, being able to browse for a new wardrobe, choosing a handful of new items of clothing – and not having to pay a single cent for it?

This special type of "shopping" is made possible by a clothing exchange: In return for the potential new textile acquisitions, the participants hand in well-preserved, new clothes from their own stock that are no longer needed and/or wanted - or possibly not fit more.

So they look for new things.

This idea came to Eching a few years ago.

The objective behind it: to encourage critical, i.e. economical consumption.

Anyone who swaps new clothes instead of buying them is acting in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner, because of course resources and energy are used in the production of clothing.

By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.

After the compulsory Corona break, the Fairtrade steering group, together with business promoter Ines Stadler, took up the format and recently organized a clothes swap.

The foyer of the old people's and service center resembled a well-stocked clothing store.

The offer was open to everyone: Even those who had nothing to bring but needed one or the other piece of clothing for their own use were welcome.

In the run-up, targeted advertising was also provided with flyers translated into Ukrainian.

Some refugees were very happy to take advantage of the offer.

"It was fun", the organizers were satisfied with the process and want to repeat the swapping of clothes.

Business promoter Ines Stadler was even able to get a dream bargain: she found exactly the kind of vest she had been looking for in vain for a long time.

What was left over from the clothes exchange went to the open wardrobe in Neufahrn, among other things, and will be donated to other charitable donation points by arrangement.

You can find more current news from the district of Freising at Merkur.de/Freising.

Source: merkur

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