Wouldn’t it be good if you could swap your clothes for a different look?
This weekend you can do just that. Switch It Clothing Exchange is an event taking place on Saturday 25th January that encourages people to swap their old clothes in exchange for something different.
Customers are advised to bring good quality clothing such as shirts and jeans as well as accessories like bags and shoes. They will then be given the opportunity to swap these items with another customer. A straight swap costs £1 and it costs £2 to buy an item without a trade in, so even if you have nothing that you want to exchange you are still able to get involved.
This project was created to give people the opportunity to refresh their wardrobe without having to fill up landfills. More than £140,000 worth of clothing in BCP was sent to landfills last year. Eco Hub is hoping to promote eco-friendly attitudes amongst locals.
Shelley Louise, the founder of the Switch It Clothing Exchange social enterprise, said: “We are proud to have the support of Dolphin Shopping Centre for this event, which is about reducing the impact of clothing on the environment – it’s a perfect fit for the Eco Hub. We have over 1,000 likes on the Facebook group and our events have steadily grown since we partnered with the Dolphin Shopping Centre. Everyone is welcome and we have a host of volunteers to answer any questions.”
Shelley has been running the social enterprise for three years and has hosted the Switch It Clothing Exchange in the Eco Hub on a regular basis since the start of 2019.
John Grinnell, Dolphin Shopping Centre manager, said: “We are proud to support the Switch It Clothing Exchange, which matches the ethos of the Eco Hub to promote and support a sustainable future for the centre and our visitors. The start of the year can be a great time to have a look at what clothing you may no longer wear to swap for something new to you.”
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