As part of the Fernhurst Hub’s Green initiative it held its first Fashion Exchange with great success on Wednesday, October 11.
Sophie Crawford, one of the event organisers said: “We must all stop buying so many new clothes. This has been a wonderful evening and a fun way to recycle perfectly lovely clothes and avoid them going in to the ever growing landfill.”
All items left at the end were donated to the Midhurst Macmillan shop.
The Fernhurst Hub’s team of volunteers also assessed and repaired a range of broken or ancient items last Saturday.
Manager Liz Rawlings explained: “We are delighted to stop broken electrical and mechanical devices being sent to landfill but people are also bringing in items from jewellery to lamps which they have inherited in a bad state but which they can’t bear to throw away.”
Assistant manager Pauline Colcutt said: “We couldn’t host this event without our amazing repairers, it is incredible what talent there is in this village.”