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Limerick City and County Council to hold free webinar promoting conscious shopping habits

Limerick City and County Council is holding a free webinar called Slow Fashion and Capsule Wardrobes this evening at 8pm in conjunction with the Rediscovery Centre.

The webinar is part of the Green Leaf 2020 series with a focus on sustainable shopping habits, offering tips that not only benefit the environment, but also help your pocket.

Limerick is the European Green Leaf City for 2020; a distinction recognising the cities’ commitment to better environmental outcomes.

Speaking about the initiative Arran Murphy, Programme Manager said: “Creating a capsule wardrobe gives us a place to start with our own wardrobes and encourages us to think creatively about looking good with less.”

The term capsule wardrobe was first coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s.

‘Making a move towards a greener wardrobe is a really important step we can take to lessen the impact the fashion industry is having on our environment.’

– Arran Murphy ‘Rediscover Fashion’ Programme Manager

According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that do not go out of fashion (such as tops, trousers, and coats) which can then be restyled with seasonal pieces.

The webinar is also being held this month as October is ‘National Reuse Month’.

Sinead McDonnell, Environment Awareness Officer for Limerick City and County Council said: “This exciting workshop is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into our fashion habits and how to empower changes that will help the environment, save you money and improve your wardrobe.”

The Rediscovery Centre, based in Ballymun, is the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland.

It is a creative movement connecting people, ideas, and resources to support greener low-carbon living.

The online event will take place at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20th, but will also be recorded and posted on the Limerick European Green Leaf City YouTube Channel.

To register for this event click here and fill out the form, you will receive a confirmation email afterwards.

Photo Credit: Limerick City and County Council

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