SWISH – 1 – 3pm
SWISH, a big clothes swap, where people can exchange their no longer wanted used clothing for others! A great sustainable way to update your wardrobe.
How does it work? You bring a small number of items that you’re happy to exchange. The clothes you bring will be laid out along with everyone else’s, everyone gets a chance to look around and try on items. Then the swapping starts! So the clothes swap is fair and not a scramble the SWISH is organised by the ringing of a bell. Every time the bell rings participants can take one item and so on.
Bring a maximum of 5 good quality items. You may take as many items as you have brought with you. Please be honest and fair and be prepared to take home fewer items than you brought. Please don’t bring anything that you’re not happy to give away.
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About Amanda Rigby
Amanda Rigby is an artist and highly skilled creative illustrator. Her years as a magazine Art Editor have also made her a swift, meticulous and much sought after designer. She is passionate about sharing skills and gaining creative opportunities for all.
Amanda has always been excited by fashion and textiles but feels the industry is upside-down. Brands make clothes and then convince people to buy them. The amount of waste is unjustifiable.
Amanda goes on to say “my friends and I have been swapping clothes for years. We have a drink, play dress up and share clothing we’re tired of with each other. Everybody likes to get something for nothing, and often fresh dye, tailoring or accessories can really elevate an item and make it a favourite.”
Running from the 15th – 22nd September Metal will be hosting a week-long series of activities around sustainable fashion, to learn more, have discussions and build new skills to proactively move towards a more sustainable future.
In partnership with Shado, Pluto Press and The Reading Room, these activities are part of a series of events happening across the UK as part of a wider program ‘An anti-capitalist fashion week’.
Drawing inspiration from Tansy E. Hoskins’ book ‘The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ and coinciding with London Fashion Week. The wider program seeks to uncover the roots of extractivism in the fashion industry and to celebrate the organisations shaping alternatives and building a different future.
Events will include a pop-up Mend and Mend Cafe, workshops in repurposing clothes and using natural dyes, as well as profiling sustainable fashion and creative businesses throughout the week.