13 Oct 13th October –Nottingham Shop and Swap!
Nottingham! We had a great time – our first two Swap Shops of the new academic year!
Rounding up the University of Nottingham’s Welcome Week, Dopplle took part in two amazing Swap Shop events at Sutton Bonington and University Park campuses as part of their Sustainability Awareness Days. We met loads of swappers and students who got involved and loved what we were doing.
We brought almost 1000 items to the event, so everyone could find something perfect. Both Swap Shops were a great success and it was amazing to hear all of our swappers love Dopplle and its mission.
Over 150 items were saved from landfill over the two Swap Shops, they were either swapped in, swapped out or purchased – that is equivalent to offsetting 1012.5 kg of CO2! Some of our favourite items that were swapped out of the event were, a warm black winter coat with a grey fur hood, lots of cosy knits, a stunning chiffon mini skirt and many more great items!
The average time a Swapper spent in the University Park Swap Shop was 37 minutes, and the average time a Swapper spent in the Sutton Bonington Swap Shop was one hour four minutes! One Swapper spent over one and a half hours browsing through the rails of clothes.
As Dopplle were only a small part of a great day of awareness about the environment, we also took time to walk around and explore the other stands! Mr Bike was there selling refurbished bikes as well as providing advice and helping fix other bikes students brought to him. Lime were there showcasing their electric bikes and scooters – who doesn’t love a scoot around campus and town on those? Safety first though, and they were giving out amazing black helmets with green writings on them. The university’s conservation society and sustainability society had stalls there too and they were really interesting to talk to and discuss what initiatives they are implementing across the campuses!
We had a great time connecting with the University of Nottingham students, had some interesting and important discussions about the fashion industry, and its negative effects on the environment and those who work within it.
Thank you to the University of Nottingham for letting us bring such an important topic of conversation to the forefront of students’ minds – we cannot wait to be back!