Leeds fashion store launches wool recycling scheme to help people stay warm

A sustainable and slow fashion store in Leeds has launched a scheme to help people stay warm in the face of rising gas and electricity prices.

Tråd Collective, in Headingley, launched a wool recycling program after seeing a demand for warm clothes in the store.

Thanks to this program, the wool of clothes such as irreparable sweaters or sweaters will be deconstructed and transformed into new products such as a hot water bottle cover or even patchwork blankets.

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However, the store also has an alteration and repair service for woolen garments that are still salvageable.



The wool recycling program launched by Tråd Collective could allow the repair of old sweaters

People who recycle wool at the store will be rewarded with a free coffee.

Jo said: ‘We have looked at what is selling well and since the energy cap has gone up there has been a clear demand for warm clothing such as jumpers and sweaters.’

“Wool has very good insulating properties and the most sustainable way to get it is to recycle it,” added James.

Are you going to recycle your wool? Let us know in the comments.

The cost of living has affected millions of people Across the country. Household energy bills have skyrocketed due to an increase in the price cap. This left families with the hard decision to choose between heating and eating.



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Tråd Collective opened in September last year after the couple left Milan.

Jo, who has a background in fashion, said it was difficult to find sustainable clothing in the city.

As the store prides itself on being sustainable, Tråd Collective is plastic-free and also sells Yorkshire brands such as Olive and Hope and Muthaship, as well as Jo’s own brand, Wanner Label.

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