The Great Swansea Clothes Swap

Swansea

Location : The National Waterfront Museum

  • Swansea, , Oystermouth Road
  • 24-07-2010 to 30-11--0001
  • 12:00 - 20:00
  • www.greatswanseaclothesswap.co.uk/
  • www.greatswanseaclothesswap.co.uk/
  • £7.50
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\ For those of us looking to update our wardrobes, there is a new craze sweeping the nation which could be the answer to all our shopping dilemmas - and it starts with the Great Swansea Clothes Swap.
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\ Hosted by the National Waterfront Museum on Saturday 24 July, the swap will give you the chance to clear out unwanted items from your wardrobe and reward yourself with new pieces simply by swapping what you no longer need for something you really want. This is expected to be the LARGEST clothes swap that has ever taken place in Wales with 200 tickets available.
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\ Preparations will kick off at 12pm where people are encouraged to come along and drop off their unwanted items in exchange for tokens. All items will be sorted and racked accordingly, then at 6pm, doors will re-open and the swapping will begin. Any items left at the end of the evening will be donated to cancer charity, Tenovus to sell in their stores.
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\ The Environment Centre and the City & County of Swansea have been running a series of successful swapping events over the last two years and their popularity has grown and spread across the city. This event will give a greater number of people the opportunity to swap their unwanted items of clothing, shoes and accessories for something that they will really treasure, and more people means more to choose from! Swapping instead of shopping is a fun, ethical and sociable way of saving precious resources from landfill and saving you loads of money whilst giving you a new wardrobe.
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\ Entertainment will be provided by Swansea-based Women in Jazz and the Museum’s café will be open for you to refresh either before or after your swapping spree. In addition all attendees will receive a free goody bag full of eco friendly and ethical delights.
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\ Buy your ticket in advance. Tickets are £7.50 per person and are available from www.greatswanseaclothesswap.co.uk or the Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea.
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\ Drop off (12-5pm, Saturday 24 July). Bring at least three unwanted, clean and wearable items from your wardrobe that you would be proud to pass on - these can include accessories and shoes, but no underwear, swimwear or earrings. Swapping (6-8pm, Saturday 24 July). Bring back your tokens and get ready to find your new summer wardrobe!
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\ Speaking about the forthcoming swap, Events Officer at the Museum, Miranda Berry said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the event at the Museum, it’s something really new and different for us with a great sustainability aim and lots of fun too. “It’s an ideal way for people to refresh their wardrobe without having to spend lots of money and it’s very satisfying to see clothes you once loved go to a good home.”
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\ The event has been organised in partnership with Blind Lemon Events Ltd, The Environment Centre, Swansea, City & County of Swansea’s Environment Department and Tenovus.
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\ Address
\ Cambrian Place, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 1TW

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