Brighton & Hove Textiles Pilot

The BLUEPRINT textiles project in Brighton & Hove will reach out to people living in high rise social housing blocks in the Whitehawk area of the city.

Council teams will install textiles containers in the locality to make it easier for residents to recycle textiles.

Residents will get support from the city’s circular economy champions and have the opportunity to go to community events to learn more.

East Brighton communities will have a unique opportunity to take part in activities to make clothes and household furnishings last longer. They will learn about:

  • The recycling process and end destination of textiles
  • How to reduce textiles waste
  • How to do repairs and find places and people that can help
  • Re-purposing their own items. Where to find materials such as off-cuts to create their own styles
  • Sourcing re-use items to wear or decorate their home

They will also be able to contribute their own ideas on repairing and re-using textiles.

The council’s housing teams will be working in partnership with Soex, Brighton & Hove’s textiles recycling contractor.

Recent research showed that people from this area throw away the most textile waste in the city. This project is a great opportunity to engage with people and show how they can make their textiles last longer, recycle more and save money.