Recycling Blog

Swish and Swap Event

Published by Shirley Pryor on 26 October 2013

 How to have a new look this Christmas without costing the earth?

Buying a new outfit for every Christmas event is expensive and uses yet more of the world's diminishing resources, in manufacture and transport. For a local solution to your needs, go along to SWISH and SWAP, 7.30-9.30 on Wednesday 20th November in Marlborough Town Hall. Tickets are only £5 and include a glass of bubbly. (See below for more details, provided by Jo Payne of the Recycling Group):

What is a swish?

Swishing is a way of rejuvenating your wardrobe without spending money.  The idea is that you dig out up to 5 items you no longer wear and swap them for items from other people's wardrobes.  

How does it work?

•    Bring between 1 and 5 items of clothing, (clearly labelled with size) on hangers.
•    You will be issued a token for each item, which can be exchanged for a 'new to you' item. Image
•    There will be a nominal £1 charge for each item you enter and they must be in good, clean, saleable condition and appropriate to the season.
•    We will accept good quality ladies dresses, coats, jackets, skirts and trousers, shoes, handbags, evening bags and scarves.  No jewellery at this swap.

Bring items along, at 7.30 on the night, to the Town Hall.   While they are arranged, you can enjoy a complimentary drink and browse the rails.  Business will start in earnest when the Swish is declared open at about 8.15 pm.

There will be a bar and a raffle with great clothes-related prizes - something for everyone!  All sizes are welcome and we expect to have a vast range of clothes and shoes available.  We have already received donations of over 30 items of ladies clothing, in larger sizes, to start the swap off.

All clothes left over at the end of the SWISH will either be sold on behalf of St John's Family and Friends or donated to the local Hospice shop.

For further details, or to get involved,contact Lesley Fernley on 01672 861595 or Jo Payne on 01672 516167 or e-mail stjohnsfamilyandfriends at hotmail.co.uk