With speculation about the Royal Wedding this year being more in tune with post war Britain, it seems lavish and expensive indulgences are well off the table. The economy is emergent for now and people are returning to the high street but consumers are cautious, and there is increasing demand for affordable, responsible and ethical fashion.
Unfortunately ethical fashion often isn’t affordable for all; bobble hats at £65 or vegan shoes at £150 being quite average prices. And whilst even your most dedicated fashionista cringes at the thought she might be contributing to child labour in some of the most awful situations, the option to stock your wardrobe with items handmade in the UK from rescued sheep, just isn’t an option. But there is another way…
Swindon’s Swap Shop, Spot Bar, Old Town on Thursday 28 April, is offering the fashion-savvy of Swindon the chance to ethically invest in a new wardrobe for spring by swapping their pre-loved fashions. Swapping is a great way to find a unique outfit ahead of the wedding season, a dazzling dress for the school prom or even just an update to the tired work-wear wardrobe.
Tickets are £5 and funds raised will go to Threshold, Swindon’s homeless charity. Swindon College students will also be on hand for styling and make-up demonstrations and advice, re-vamps and customisation for old, tired clothes.
So if you’d like to attend Swindon’s Fashion Swap Shop and support Swindon’s homeless charity call Kirsty on 01793 524661 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.