Detox

Why secondhand clothes?

A recent Greenpeace test found toxic chemicals in children’s clothes, ranging from budget fashion to luxury brands products.

Laundering may help to remove some toxic chemicals from new clothes. However, toxic chemicals can accumulate in the environment and may also pose potential health impacts to humans. This is why Greenpeace encourages the use of secondhand clothing. It not only reduces waste but also contributes less to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in the environment.

Greenpeace and non-profit children clothes swapping platform Seesaw Seesaw are co-organizing a secondhand kids clothes swap party. Parents can bring their children’s clothes for swapping. There will also be a seminar conducted by Greenpeace to share smart tips on how to avoid toxic fashion.

How can you swap clothes at the party?

  1. We welcome all participants to bring washed, stainless and wearable secondhand children’s secondhand clothes for exchange. 
  2. No socks, shoes, hats and gloves can be exchanged for another piece of clothing but will be treated as freebies.
  3. We only welcome clothes for children aged between 0-6.
  4. Participants can take away the same amount of clothes they have brought in.
  5. Participants can also donate HKD10 for each item if they do not have any items for exchange.

Greenpeace and Seesaw Seesaw reserve the right not to receive any clothes on the spot if there are too many clothes left; and exercises the right to handle the donated clothes, including appropriating them for further use if suitable (e.g. donation to charities).

For registration and enquiries email:

Date:

26th February, 2014

Time:

  • Swap party is from 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Lecture: "Sharing: how to stay away from toxic clothes" is from 12:45–1:15pm

Venue:

Think Café
Shop B, 19/F, Kyoto Plaza
491-499 Lockhart Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong