Join us for a swish @ Upstairs at the Ritzy

October 10, 2012

We’re pleased to announce that we’re hosting another clothes swapping evening!

When?

Monday 22nd October. Drop off clothes from 6pm. We’ll be swishing from 7pm.

Where?

Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton, SW2 1JG.

How does it work?

Bring up to five items of clothing in a good, clean condition and exchange them for something new to you!

All clothing will be placed onto rails. You’ll then have the opportunity to browse and choose items equal to the number you brought with you.

There will be everything from jackets, jumpers and shoes to bags and accessories so you’re certain to find something you like.

You can drop off clothes from 6pm and while you wait for the swishing to begin, you can relax in the lovely bar – so bring your friends!

TRAID at the swish

Re-work your swaps! Traid will be on hand to share their skills with you to fix, alter and revive your newly swapped garments.

Whether you need to fine-tune your skills, get to grips with a sewing machine, or even learn to thread a needle, the sew good workshop will help you to transform unwanted clothing into something you’ll love to wear.

Entry is free but places are limited. Please email fgiordano-silva@lambeth.gov.uk to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Refresh your wardrobe and prevent waste at the Lambeth Swish!

February 15, 2012

Clothes rail full of clothesSwishing is an increasingly popular way of giving your wardrobe a shake up. Not only are you able to pass on good quality items you no longer wear, you can also choose something new to you!

With 800,000 black bin bags of textiles thrown away in London each year, it’s easy to see the scale of the problem. Swishing is just one way in which we can prolong the life of our clothing and prevent unnecessary waste.

Join us

Whether you’re a seasoned swisher or a complete newbie, join us at our next event – you never know what you’ll come away with!

Our next Swish is at Upstairs at The Ritzy on Tuesday 21 February at 7.30pm. Places are limited so please email cbourke2@lambeth.gov.uk to book.

The doors will be open from 6.30pm, so you can drop off your clothes and relax in the bar before the party begins.

Plan your own swish!

How about holding a swishing party at home?

Remember, even if clothes are not good enough quality to ‘be swished’ or donated to your local charity shop, you can still put them in your local textile bank for recycling.