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Successful uniform recycling shop comes to Hyndburn
12:52pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A SUCCESSFUL textile recycling initiative is to be launched in Hyndburn.
‘Mum’s The Word’ is a project which involves collecting old textiles, especially school uniforms, and selling them at a fraction of the usual cost.
The scheme helps hard-pressed families and stops unwanted clothes going to landfill sites.
It relies on members of the public donating old school uniforms and textiles, and proved to be a hit when it launched in Blackburn’s The Mall shopping centre.
A series of collection points will be available throughout the borough, in public buildings and schools for people to visit.
Caroline Fotios set up the project with Rachel Rhodes and the pair will be at Accrington Market Hall on Saturday promoting the scheme and will man a collection point for people to drop off their unwanted goods.
Caroline said: “We have been overwhelmed by the success of the project. There is a real interest from families and everyone has been extremely supportive.
“We are really looking forward to establishing a base in Hyndburn. Mum’s The Word is a service for the local community.
“We’re constantly on the look-out for donations of school clothes, shoes and other equipment to replenish the store.
“If you have any old blazers, shirts, ties, books, stationery or even tupperware lying around the house, please drop them off at the shop, so that they can go to a good home.”
The deputy leader of Hyndburn Council, Coun Clare Pritchard said: “Mum’s The Word is a fantastic initiative.”
If you have any unwanted school uniforms and activity items, you would like to donate, call 07968 802824.
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