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  1. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:31am

    Calling all fashion revolutionaries!

    This November, a series of five uniquely themed public events curated by Fashion Revolution will take place in partnership with leading universities across the UK to highlight the pressing issues in the global fashion industry and encourage young people to become part of the solution. The Arts and Speaker Tour will land here at MMU on Thursday […]

  2. Friday, 30th October 2015 at 10:30am

    Pop Swap – something old for something new

    Pop Swap is our pop-up clothing and book exchange held termly on campus. Open to all we have been promoting zero waste through our swap since 2013, spreading the message about sustainable fashion and supporting local charities through donations ensuring nothing is thrown away or wasted. Our next event: Wednesday 18th November 4 – 6pm Geoffrey […]

  3. Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 2:34pm

    Do you know what Pop Swap is?

    Do you know what Pop Swap is? Want to know how you can update your wardrobe for free? Then read on… What is Pop Swap?   Pop Swap is a clothes and book exchange that is held termly on MMU’s campus for students and staff that has been running for the past three years. The […]

  4. Monday, 29th June 2015 at 12:17pm

    Did you attend one of our Summer Events?

    As part of the MMU Futures summer events programme, The Environment Team ran eight events this summer related to environmental sustainability. Carbon literacy There were four Carbon Literacy sessions held, in both Manchester and Crewe. 46 students and 5 staff members participated in a days’ worth of training in order to become certified carbon literate. […]

  5. Thursday, 28th May 2015 at 10:48am

    Clueless about clothes care?

    Hannah Garside, Fashion Design and Technology student and Stitched Up volunteer extraordinaire, enlightens us. As a student, I find buying new items of clothing exciting and that is exactly how I felt when I bought a new top and wore it out for the first time. After the first wash, I was disappointed to find […]

  6. Monday, 27th April 2015 at 2:49pm

    Swap vs Buy

    As consumers become more aware of the impact of fast-fashion on people and planet, due to campaigns such as Fashion Revolution and documentaries such as The True Cost from Andrew Morgan, Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth, more of us are embracing the alternatives to buying new. One such alternative is swapping known among fans as ‘swishing’. […]

  7. Friday, 20th February 2015 at 10:03am

    4 March: Pop Swap fighting fashion waste

    Here at MMU we’re always trying to find innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact. Usually in response to shocking statistics such as ‘around £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year*’. Our response to this was Pop Swap a space for exchanging unwanted items for new […]

  8. Thursday, 5th February 2015 at 9:20am

    Fashion and Book Exchange Success

    Our termly fashion and book exchange, Pop Swap, was held in December just before the end of term. The pre-Christmas event was the busiest yet with over 70 participants actively bringing unwanted items to exchange for new things. Over 500 unwanted items of clothing, shoes and books were brought for swapping – with 200 items […]