Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap - Tuesday 17th May - New City College

Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap - Tuesday 17th May - New City College

By Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap on 12/05/2022

Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap

Bring quality items of clean clothing, shoes, bags and accessories you no longer wear and swap for a new wardrobe!

Brennan & Burch will be holding the launch of Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap on Tuesday 17 May 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at New City College, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 2LL

£3 swap entry fee also includes refreshments and workshop by Charlotte Trower from Bluerskies Mindful Creatives. Add a Little Vintage - A brooch making workshop re-using vintage fabrics and accessories to create beautiful one off pieces to add a little something to your wardrobe! With an array of bits and pieces you'll be sure to make an intriguing piece that compliments any outfit, and if you have anything you would like to add, bring it along.

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You can just turn up and pay on the door, or if you want to pre-register then do so here.

Frequently asked questions:

What is a clothes swap?

People bring clothes they no longer wear or like, and exchange these for clothes that other people have donated. This helps stop old clothes from going to landfill, and helps people get a new wardrobe affordably.

What items do you accept at the swap?

Clothing, shoes, bags and accessories.

Can I bring items that need repairing?

You can bring items that need repairing or upcycling and these can be donated to others for reuse. We hope to have the facility to carry out basic repairs at future swap.

I haven't got any clothes to swap. Can I still come?

Yes - your £3 entry fee will allow you 3 swap tokens so you can take at least 3 items home. (If you do bring items, you will get more tokens for these too!)

Is there anything you don't accept?

You can't exchange underwear, childrenswear, uniform, leisurewear or soiled or broken items. However, we can arrange for these items to be recycled.

Will you have menswear?

We will have a selection of menswear, however this may not be as wide as the womenswear - we really want to build this area.

What sizes will be available?

We hope to stock a selection of sizes - however this is dependent on stock levels on the day. If you don't find what you want, have a chat and we will try to make sure we have more of those items at the next swap (where your tokens will still be valid).

I don't want to swap clothes. Can I just attend the workshop?

Wherever possible, we will include workshop access in your £3 swap entry fee. If materials are very expensive or workshops are oversubscribed, we may need to charge for workshops separately at future swaps.

What happens if I can't find anything I like at the swap?

Your swap tokens will still be valid for future Big Smile Collective Clothing Swaps.

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