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The WMRC provides workshops, tours, and webinars designed to help you and your family live a low-waste, sustainable life.

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Clothing Swap with Carey Wright

10 August @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Join Carey Wright, multi-winner of the WA Waste Sorted Innovation Award, to learn more about:

  • The state of WA’s textile waste and the issues associated with fast fashion.
  • How to identify different types of textiles and why it’s important for building a sustainable wardrobe.
  • How to extend the life of your items through proper care- including stain removal and washing techniques, and the best methods for drying and storing.
  • Different methods you can adopt to maintain and repair your textiles and accessories.

The presentation will be followed by WMRC’s morning clothing swap where you can swap clothes, shoes, and accessories you no longer wear and leave with a refreshed wardrobe without the big spend! 👗

Got some items to fix? 🛠️ Then bring any clothing or jewellery need mending as we will have Repair Lab joining us on Saturday 🧵.

How it works:

1) Register for a ticket:

Tickets are limited and non-refundable. If you can no longer attend this event, your ticket can be swapped for another WMRC event if enough notice is given.

2) 9.30am – 10am: Check in & donate your good-quality clothes. Have a seat in the presentation room or get your items fixed.

Please arrive promptly as the doors will shut at 10am.

3) 10am – 11am:  Carey Wright’s presentation

4) 11am – 12.30pm: Clothing Swap


❌Please no kid’s clothes or bric-a-brac at this event ❌

Member council tickets are available to residents from Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove & Subiaco.

General admission tickets are available for residents from other councils.

More about Carey Wright:

Carey is experienced in waste management and the development of waste minimisation programs.
Carey has won WA’s WasteSorted Awards Innovation of the Year winner two years running (2021-2022) and has been a finalist in seven categories for WA’s Waste Sorted Awards between 2021 and 2023.
You can find out more about her on her Facebook Page:


This event is part of WMRC’s (Re)Love Your Stuff campaign and is supported by the Government of Western Australia and the Waste Authority. Find more textile-themed events on the (Re)Love Your Stuff webpage and WMRC Humanitix page.


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