ReRun has received a grant from the Naturesave Trust to fund the purchase of an industrial sewing machine and a cobblers machine, This will enable ReRun to start carrying out repairs on both clothing and trainers that at the moment they’re not able to pass on and would otherwise got to landfill. It will also provide an opportunity to start ReRun Repair days at our workshop where we can invite members of the running community to come along and be in a space to learn how to repair their gear.
Each year they donate 10% of the income they receive from selected premiums and place it in their charity, the Naturesave Trust. The Trust uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK.
Founder of ReRun Dan Lawson commented “For the first year of business ReRun has been centred on saving textiles from landfill by encouraging people to wear second hand or finding new homes for a lot of the clothes we get.This grant from Naturesave will allow us to promote what we believe is the real solution to saving textile waste. Taking care and repair of clothing that is already in existence”
Every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK. That's the equivalent of 544 million Olympic gold medals being chucked away. The average life of a running shoe on our feet is four-six months. If sent to landfill they then hang around for a further 11,994 months before starting to decompose.
Currently over five per cent of the UK's total annual carbon and water footprints result from clothing consumption. Extending the average life of clothes by three months would result in a five-10 per cent reduction of their carbon, water and waste footprints.
ReRun is a Community Interest Company aimed at prolonging the life of running clothes and equipment. Founded and run by Dan Lawson, Team GB 24hr Ultra runner and his wife and family Charlotte, Lilly and Ruby.
Thank you Naturesave !