Glastonbury: Kylie Minogue and Lewis Capaldi among stars donating clothes to Oxfam | UK News




Kylie Minogue, Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish have donated items they wore at Glastonbury to campaign against throwaway fashion. 

The singers joined other stars of the festival in giving clothing to Oxfam’s online store in the hopes of inspiring fans to buy second-hand clothes.

This year’s festival in Somerset encouraged attendees and viewers at home to consider the environment and climate change, with the sale of single-use plastic bottles banned on site.

Johnny Marr donated a shirt
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Johnny Marr gave away a shirt to Oxfam
Frank Turner holding signed tie he donated to Oxfam. Pic: Oxfam
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Frank Turner holding the signed tie he donated to Oxfam. Pic: Oxfam

The stars’ contributions have helped launch Oxfam’s Second-Hand September campaign, in which the public are challenged not to buy any new clothes for one month.

T-shirts were donated by Sheryl Crow, Capaldi and Eilish, while Johnny Marr gave a shirt.

Hip hop star Loyle Carner also donated a t-shirt emblazoned with an anti-Boris Johnson slogan, in a nod to grime star Stormzy’s lyrics “f*** the government and f*** Boris”.

Minogue contributed a “Kylie” sun visor she wore during the festival, but not on stage.

The Cure’s frontman Robert Smith donated a Disintegration Era shirt, worn in 1989 when the Disintegration album was released. He also wore it a Sydney Opera House gig this year.

Kylie Minogue performing on the Pyramid Stage on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
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Kylie Minogue performing at Glastonbury. She donated a sun visor she wore at the festival
KT Tunstall donated a sparkly top
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KT Tunstall donated a sparkly top

Gabrielle Aplin donated her “fabulous gold sparkly jumpsuit”, saying she wanted “someone else to feel as good in it as I did”.

She added: “I love the idea of my outfit being sold by Oxfam to help people who don’t have the basics in life. And I believe passionately in sustainability.

“Chucking perfectly good clothes in landfill really has to stop.”

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A pair of wellies were given away by The Lumineers and a waterproof and jeans from Tame Impala has been donated.

Other donations included: a t-shirt from Bastille, a signed black tie from Frank Turner, a sequinned top from KT Tunstall, t-shirts from The Proclaimers and a pair of drumsticks from Vampire Weekend.

Oxfam said: “Every week, 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people.

Lewis Capaldi
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Lewis Capaldi gave away a t-shirt

“Keeping prices low means garment workers around the world tend not to be paid a living wage, making it impossible for them to work their way out of poverty.”

The clothes will be available to win or buy online from July to September.

Around 47 million items of clothing are saved from going to landfill by Oxfam every year.

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