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Partnering with Tash from The Swish, we’re excited to be launching a brand-new annual fashion upcycling challenge pack, coinciding with Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2024. 

Over the spring term, Girlguiding units complete creative challenges that educate them around sustainable fashion, and inspire them to start thrifting, upcycling and making their own clothes. Every challenge puts a spotlight on sustainability and are based around 5 themes of re-styling, re-working, re-gifting, researching, and discovering your unique style. The challenge will conclude with a fun catwalk session which we ask you to complete as close as you can to Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2024. 

We have prepared this resource to be as flexible as possible – the activities are designed to be completed at home or at unit meetings and can be completed over as many weeks as you need. We have provided full instructions and what you’ll need for each activity within the resource pack - some are just suggestions and you can adapt them to your needs, as well as if you want to fit it around any of the Girlguiding programme (there are quite a few interest and skills builder badges as well as UMAs that can be incorporated into the challenges).

Book your units up for free here – we will send you your resource packs at the beginning of January. Badges will be £1 from our shop.


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