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Get Involved in Waste Reduction Week #3

There’s still time to join #WasteReductionWeek! This weekend, gather up your unwanted clothing and other textiles, and drop them off at a donation site near you. Your donations support important community programs. Visit afterwear.ca to learn more. ...

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week #2

Did you know that 95% of clothing sent to landfill could be reused or recycled? Donating your used clothing and other textiles keeps waste out of landfills and supports important community programming. Visit afterwear.ca to learn more and find a clothing donation site near you. #TextileTuesday #WasteReductionWeek ...

Get involved in Waste Reduction Week

Get involved in #WasteReductionWeek by learning more about how organizations like Diabetes Canada, Salvation Army Thrift Store Canada, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada recycle your used clothing and other textiles to fund important community programs across Nova Scotia. Visit afterwear.ca to find a donation site near you! ...

Textile Waste a Growing problem

Textile Waste a Growing problem The average Canadian throws away over 80 pounds of textiles every year. In Nova Scotia, that waste will end up in landfills that are expensive to create, maintain, and eventually replace. It is so easy to change this, and you can do your part today. Organizations throughout Nova Scotia keep ...

Just One Thing You Can Do to Save the Planet!

Here is One Thing YOU Can Do to Help the Environment We all want to find the ways we can contribute to the global effort be responsible and improve our treatment of the environment. The fast fashion industry which has grown to a $96 billion-dollar industry has had a huge influence on society. Many of ...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know – Big Brothers Big Sisters, Diabetes Canada, The Salvation Army, and other organizations rely on your donations to help deliver their important programs and services across Nova Scotia? As the long cold winter days settle in upon us, and the rush to get ready for the holiday season approaches, let’s think about ...

GRATITUDE

Gratitude The other day as I walked towards the mall in my neighbourhood, I saw one of our members’ drivers collecting a large load of donations – I felt gratitude for all the generous people who donated their textiles. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Diabetes Canada, IWK Foundation, Salvation Army, and the Breast Cancer Foundation all ...

We all will win!

At a conference recently I heard a phrase which is so appropriate for today ‘If all partners don’t win, it won’t be sustainable’. Did you know that on average Canadians throw out 81 lbs of textiles every year? Much of these textiles are clothes we have only worn 5 or 6 times. AFTeR members collect ...

Think Twice!

So many of us want to do whatever we can to improve the state of our planet but unfortunately there are still many who don’t think twice. The fast fashion industry which has grown to a $96 billion-dollar industry has had a huge influence on society.  Many of us now wear clothing for a few seasons ...
Make a difference during Waste Reduction Week

Make a difference during Waste Reduction Week

Finally climate change is a world wide conversation. However when we stop and think about it we often wonder ‘how can I make a difference’? ...

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