STUDENTS at the University of Sheffield are supporting St Luke’s Hospice with their new Zero Waste campaign.
Throughout the whole of November, students are being encouraged to think about the practical ways they can support Sheffield’s only Hospice through recycling and supporting the award-winning chain of 14 St Luke’s shops throughout Sheffield.
And to get things started there was a Thrift Shop and Clothes Exchange at the Students’ Union building in Western Bank, when students and staff could bring good quality pre-loved clothes, and then buy other items donated by supporters of St Luke’s, with profits and extra clothes donations going to the charity.
Students will also be visiting the St Luke’s shop in Crookes for a day of volunteering support.
“Charity shops are an ethical and sustainable alternative to fast fashion and throwaway culture, subjects which our younger supporters are increasingly aware of and keen to promote,” said St Luke’s Head of Retail Marie Egerton.
“Our shops provide good quality products to people at a price they can afford, something that the students are very aware of and they are already promoting recycling and the reuse of textile, garments and many other things.
“Students are increasingly focussed on social action against fast fashion, and shopping at St Luke’s is a fantastic way to do this.”