Vinnies Wellington spends close to $18,000 on dumping goods each year; most of this is textile waste. This is money we could be spending on our welfare services supporting vulnerable people in the community.
Vinnies Re Sew aims to reduce textile waste while creating social and economic opportunities. Discarded clothing and textiles that aren’t sold in our Op Shops is now turned into new products, repaired for resale or passed onto other community group projects.
Annual amount spent on dump fees by Vinnies Wellington.
of NZ landfill is made up of textile waste.
kilos of clothing dumped in landfills each year by kiwis.
less than 50%
of the clothing donated to charities meet the demands and quality standards to be resold.
Vinnies Re Sew
We are an up-cycling, sustainable sewing initiative focused on re-purposing the textiles we can’t sell in Vinnies Op Shops.
Join our diverse community of like-minded people putting value back into waste.
We are a space where ideas, crafts and skills are shared across generations and the cultures that live in our diverse community.
Vinnies Re Sew offers a work experience program that support the social and economic integration of people in need. Offered to participants from welfare services, new immigrants, refugees and supported bridging programs, we work with each individual to build their confidence and skill set so that they can move on into paid work or further education.