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Clothing and Climate Change: what is really important?
Clothing and Climate Change: what is really important?

Fri, 24 Mar


Zero Waste Hub by SHRUB Coop (Edinburgh)

Clothing and Climate Change: what is really important?

Join Repair What You Wear and SHRUB to explore the key issues around clothing and climate change and what we can all do to improve the outcomes, including repair skills.

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Date, Time & Location

24 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT

Zero Waste Hub by SHRUB Coop (Edinburgh), 22 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AF, UK

About the event

Join Repair What You Wear co-founders, Ros Studd and Elahe Alavi, and SHRUB to explore and discuss the key issues related to clothing and climate change, as well as what we can all do to improve the outcomes, including repair skills.

Your ticket includes pastries and other snacks as well as a drink (tea, coffee, soft drink) provided by SHRUB.

There are around 20 tickets available for this event.


This event is being held in person only. We may be able to record parts of it to upload after the Spring Gathering for those who can’t make it on the day!

The Zero Waste Hub is on the ground floor with a small step at the entrance. A ramp is available upon request. All the public spaces throughout the building are step free and there are gender neutral and powerchair accessible toilets (no changing places toilet) with handrails.

SHRUB is a sober space with quiet music and low lighting. Noisy sirens do go through the neighbourhood. We do not have a hearing loop installed.

Our venue is located near bus stops served by the following routes: 2, 35, 34, 16, 11, 24, 12, 10, 36, 47. There is limited on-street parking and paid parking on Castle Terrace (roughly 300 metres away by foot on partially cobbled path or 400+ via flatter paved paths).

If you have further questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Zero Waste Hub on 0131 281 0583 or at


Repair What You Wear ( is a free source of information and mending tutorials designed to positively change our relationship with clothing through education and knowledge. Sewing Survival Skills are taught left and right handed. The repair tutorials range from school uniform mends to complex knit repairs but are accessible to all. RWYR is co-founded by Ros Studd and Elahe Alavi, based in Aberdeen.


SHRUB is a community-led cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste - our mission is to empower people to live a low-carbon life. In our Zero Waste Hub, we have a second-hand shop where you can swap your preloved items, rescued food on a pay-as-you-feel basis, a vegan cafe, and regular events such as our repair-what-you wear workshops. Check out our website and follow us on Instagram for more info!

SHRUB’s Sustainable Fashion working group is an open community of passionate individuals who want to educate themselves and others on the environmental impact of the fashion industry and possible solutions in Edinburgh. They run regular sewing and mending sessions and other sustainable fashion events, including Repair What You Wear with SHRUB.

The SFS Spring Gathering is part-funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Fund, made possible with funds from The National Lottery and Scottish Government.

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