The Uniform Reuse website from the CRR is a resource to educate and create awareness of the opportunities which exist to reuse and recycle corporate-wear and therefore reduce the amount sent to landfill each year. Around 1.5 – 2 million tonnes of clothing and textiles waste are discarded every year in the UK.
This development of an earlier web-site includes research papers, case studies, fabrics database and an interactive Google® map and directory of reprocessors and reusers.
This is one of several websites we've been the designers for, working with Oakdene Hollins of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This site specialises in the reuse and remanufacturing of workwear and uniforms. The design uses elements from other Oakdene sites to maintain an underlying link between them, but is a clean, contemporary website design using many icons and drawn graphics.
The site runs on the Lasso middleware system and is linked to a MySQL online database. There's a very useful fabrics database on the site that discusses the sustainability and resource requirements of many common and unusual fabrics.
A second database is linked to an interactive Google map and shows details of businesses and organisations involved in the reuse and remanufacturing of clothing.
We also created a number of PDF reports in the same style that give case studies in more detail than the web-site.