This project provided a city region wide approach to developing the textile reuse economy complementing and working with the Merseyside Textile Forum (MTF) to enhance the reuse of our unwanted textile resource and reduce the financial and environmental cost of textile waste to landfill on Merseyside. Working with organisations from across Merseyside, we came together to skill share and support each other.
Faiths4Change recently organised a Really Useful Skills Hub focussing on the many benefits of textile reuse, and how organisations in Merseyside can harness these to benefit their communities and the environment. The event was creative, informative and resourceful, focussing on the development of a Circular Economy through textile reuse. Participants contributed to thought provoking and inspiring workshops, with various groups developing ideas of how they can help support and sustain one another. The event was split into three areas: Enterprise, Knowledge & Skill Share and Health & Wellbeing. This document follows that structure to bring together information and ideas that were discussed in each of the three sessions. A list of useful resources that were mentioned during the event has been included. A huge thanks to all of the groups who took part and contributed to this skill share resource. A list of all of the organisations with links to their websites can be found in the document below.