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Henderson Property and our managing agents BNP Paribas are after your unwanted clothes!

We are holding a ‘Shwopping’ Day across a number of our Henderson Central London Office Fund properties on Wednesday 15th May, as part of Henderson’s Responsible Property Investment sustainability programme.

We are holding a ‘Shwopping’ Day across a number of our Henderson Central London Office Fund properties on Wednesday 15th May, as part of Henderson’s Responsible Property Investment sustainability programme.

Since ‘Shwopping’ was launched one year ago by Marks & Spencer and Oxfam, over 3 million items of clothing have been diverted from landfill. But an amazing 1 billion items of clothing still go into UK landfill every year.

The idea of ‘shwopping’ is that you should give away an unwanted or unused piece of clothing every time you buy a new one. Through Oxfam, the clothes will be resold, reused or recycled, and the money raised will go to help people living in poverty. Not a single item will go to landfill and the ultimate aim for Marks & Spencer is to recycle as many clothes as it sells – that’s around 350 million a year.

On Wednesday 15th May boxes will be available in reception for our occupiers to place any unwanted clothing items, shoes and bags that they have. In return they will receive a £5 Marks & Spencer voucher.

The following properties are taking part:

115, 117, 123 and 133 Houndsditch, EC3
1/3 Norton Folgate, E1
Commonwealth House, 1/19 New Oxford Street, WC1
Corinthian House, 279 Tottenham Court Road, W1
Regent's Wharf, 10-18 All Saints Street, N1
Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, EC4
New Brook Buildings, 8/18 Great Queen Street, WC2

Oxfam estimate that an additional £2 million will be generated this year from this initiative. Some items will go to Oxfam shops in the UK, but for example, lightweight clothing may end up in a project such as Frip Ehique in Senegal, which gives work to disadvantaged women. Nothing will go to landfill, and any items which cannot be re-sold will be re-processed.

For more information:
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/blogs/2012/04//sitecore/service/notfound.aspx?item=web%3a%7bC51DBF0A-4716-43CF-95E6-17260EF61F0B%7d%40en