REDUCING OUR TEXTILE, PLASTIC, AND CARBON FOOTPRINT
The HYCC Clothing Swap was our second in-person event during the COVID-19 pandemic. This youth clothing swap gave people the opportunity to reduce their environmental and social footprint. Many textiles are created using cheap labor, and nearly all of them must be shipped across thousands of miles to reach Hawaiʻi. Textiles that require plastics, such as polyester fabric, also contribute to microfiber pollution, which humans then inhale and ingest.
Our clothing swap allowed people to gain a new wardrobe without having to purchase new clothes. This reduces our contribution to an unsustainable, consumerist society.