Make your own treats to share with loved ones this Christ­mas

Re­cy­cling can be great fun

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

R: evolve Cloth­ing, funded by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s Cli­mate Chal­lenge Fund and Clyde Gate­way has had a fan­tas­tic year.

With swap shops now up and run­ning on Farmeloan Road, Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton Road, Cam­bus­lang, it has saved over four tonnes of cloth­ing from go­ing to land­fill by offering the com­mu­nity a space for them to swap their old un­wanted cloth­ing for some­thing else com­pletely free of charge.

Their make do and mend work­shops have been a great suc­cess too with over 150 chil­dren and adults learn­ing sewing, knit­ting and up-cy­cling skills from older peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

In ad­di­tion, 40 vol­un­teers have come on board to share their skills and in the new year the aim is to take on more to al­low them to op­er­ate longer open­ing hours in the shops.

Please note that both the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang R:evolve Cloth­ing shops will be closed from Tues­day, De­cem­ber 22, 2015 to Tues­day, Jan­uary 12, 2016,

Ev­ery month the Ruther­glen Re­former fea­tures fan­tas­tic up­cy­cling projects that ev­ery­one can have a go at.

This month is its Christ­mas spe­cial where it shares with you fancy gifts and spe­cial treats for you to make and share with your loved ones this fes­tive sea­son.

We hope you have fun with them and wish you all a very Merry Christ­mas and happy new year from all the staff and vol­un­teers at LEAP and R:evolve Cloth­ing.

Find out more about the project by fol­low­ing them on Face­book and Twit­ter - / re­volvere­cy­cle

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