APPROXIMATELY 300 kilograms of clothes from Hawkesbury households has been transformed into useful household and lifestyle products and donated to charity.
The 2,432 items of donated clothing - including pre-loved denim and worn winter jackets - were collected at Richmond Marketplace during a two-week clothing drive called Share the Winter Warmth.
The drive was in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and denim upcycling organisation JEANBAG.
The aim of the initiative was to reduce waste, protect the environment and help the local community.
All 532 locals who donated their winter clothing to the Marketplace received a $20 Richmond Marketplace gift card.
Vinnies NSW CEO, Jack de Groot, said the drive generated quality clothing for struggling local families.
JEANBAG’s KT Doyle said it inspired shoppers and community members to be innovative, resourceful and eco-conscious about their clothing.