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Jackson Square urges shoppers ‘Don’t be Trashy’ with sustainability event

Jackson Square is urging shoppers “Don’t be Trashy” at a sustainability event.

On Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, the Bishop’s Stortford precinct's Community Space, next to The Entertainer toy shop, will be transformed into a fun workshop area.

Shoppers of all ages will have an opportunity to take part in activities designed to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.

Jackson Square's sustainability event
Jackson Square's sustainability event

Hosted to mark World Recycling Day, repurposing sessions will teach visitors how to transform items - for example, convert jeans into bags, dye clothes with food and create T-shirt designs with fidget spinners.

Repair workshops will also offer children and adults the chance to learn basic skills in repairing clothing and household items to extend their lifespan.

As part of the event, Jackson Square is also encouraging the community to take part in a “Swap Shop Drop Shop”, where visitors can bring in old clothing and items to exchange for something preloved from other donations.

Jackson Square, Bishops Stortford. New Manager Michael Smith. .Pic: Vikki Lince.
Jackson Square, Bishops Stortford. New Manager Michael Smith. .Pic: Vikki Lince.

In addition, individuals who donate will receive a £5 gift card to spend in a store of their choice at the centre.

Any items not swapped during the event will be donated to charities.

Centre manager Michael Smith said: “We are thrilled to bring the ‘Don’t be Trashy’ sustainability event to Jackson Square. Our goal is to inspire and educate our community about the importance of making eco-friendly choices.

“By providing engaging and interactive activities, we hope to encourage shoppers to embrace a greener lifestyle while having fun.”

To find out more see www.jacksonsquareshopping.co.uk

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