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January 1 - January 31
Welcome to CardiJan!
This January, rather than hitting the sales, take part in CardiJan – your chance to support a charity, protect the planet and fend off those January blues, all at once.
What is Cardijan?
Cardijan is simple, purchase a cardigan from a charity shop (that’s the charity bit) and then wear it for all/part of January (that’s the fun bit). Get creative, feel free to sport multiple cardigans, swap cardigans with friends, or demonstrate your fashion flair by customising your chosen design. Be sure to share your support online too using the hashtag #CardiJan.
Awards are available to those spotted across campus for the best wearing of a cardigan e.g. most days seen in a cardigan or best style.
The bigger picture
Cardijan is the brainchild of Huish Geography Teacher, Nick Wilkinson, purely designed as a bit of fun for the start the new year but recycling textiles is something we can all do in 2020 to reduce our impact on the planet.
To produce just one new cotton shirt requires approximately 2,700 litres of water, that’s 900 days’ worth of drinking water!
One of the easiest ways to help the environment is to give new love to items that have been too easily discarded. Purchasing items from charity shops is not only a money saver and funds great causes, it combats the issues created by an increasingly fast fashion industry.
Do one small thing this January to help the planet.