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Traid CEO Maria Chenoweth on why we need to rethink Christmas. We have to get one thing straight. Our planet can no longer afford mass shopping sprees such as Black Friday, Halloween, Valentines, Easter and Christmas, where people working in exploitative conditions produce even more things we don’t need.  These seasonal events are contributing to the irreversible ecological breakdown of…
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TRAID has launched a new toolkit - Behind the Seams - to support educators to promote education for sustainability. The toolkit explores how we produce, consume and waste clothes to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to help shape a more sustainable society. Marking TRAID's 20th year, this in-depth education resource builds on the lessons learned…
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Yesterday was National Poetry Day so I thought I'd share with you a poem I remember from my childhood by the fantastic Michael Rosen. This poem makes a point of the emotional bond that we have with our clothes and the way that attachment affects our use of them. Enjoy! "I've had this shirt, that's covered in dirt, for years…
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Sorting fabrics at TRAID's warehouse