Charity Retail Association sponsors Sustainable Fashion Week 2022


We are so excited to announce that the Charity Retail Association is sponsoring Sustainable Fashion Week, 16-25 September 2022.

Download our press release here.

What is Sustainable Fashion Week?
This is the flagship event of Bristol-based A Single Thread CIC. Sustainable Fashion Week (SFW) is a week of community activity, gathering people together to inspire, upskill and empower the community to make sustainable fashion choices.

The four themes of the week’s activities are rewear, repurpose, regenerate and reconnect – each theme has calls to action that support a turn towards the sustainable and away from the fast. You can read more about these themes here.

UK charity shops divert 339,000 tonnes of textiles from landfill or incineration and encourage reuse at the heart of communities on our high streets. A rise in sustainable fashion influencers, ethical consumers and savvy charity shop chains has raised the profile of the sector and helped it to be stronger than ever – despite Covid and lockdowns. This makes for the perfect pairing for raising fashion sustainability awareness further, encouraging the public to think about who makes their clothes, how they are made, and how they can be mended or repurposed instead of discarded and that reuse is key.

What happens during Sustainable Fashion Week and how can CRA members get involved?
SFW involves a packed programme of skills workshops, and creative events! SFW want CRA members to be part of this community movement by hosting your own event. Small or large, we invite you to collaborate with us and empower the community around you.

SFW will be talking about the industry issues, but the real power for change will come from people in the community inspiring others in the community. You’ll also be helping grow a movement for change, starting on the ground.

SFW runs from 16 to 25 September 2022, with community events happening from 19 to 25. You can host your event at any time during this period.

Read on for event ideas …