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Swap clothes to help raise money for social enterprises

emily deGroot

Dalston Rooftop, London
September 4, 2013at 7:00 pm

Lets help put some conscience into our closets!

It’s a great way to inject some new life into your wardrobe, without spending lots of money, whilst reducing the environmental effects of the fast fashion industry and raising money for social enterprises.

Super early bird tickets are on sale now and are just £8, the money raised will be donated to a community art project with young people in Hackney. You'll take home new items too!

Come along, have a drink, food, swap your clothes and network. Some amazing brands have donated items for the raffle including Tokyo bike and Move Your Frame.

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  • emily deGroot

    Sorry Todd and Alessandra just seen these!
    I set The Clothes Club up last year to help raise £ for smaller social enterprise - to hopefully help with vital funds for equipment or project needs.
    We've done two events so far and raised over £2,500. They're quite a lot of work to pull together but good fun too. Hopefully we're building a little community of clothes swappers all wanting to do good.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Do you have any best practices/how tos on running something like this? I think that would be really interesting, especially on a larger, community scale.

      • emily deGroot

        Hey Alessandra - we're actually in the midst of creating a little toolkit, so other people can use it and share ideas etc. Very happy to share once it's ready next year. Just drop me your email

        Have some other ideas for a website too you may like to discuss :)

  • Todd Tyrtle

    Brilliant idea! A neigbourhood not far from us does a clothing swap that is hugely popular but what a brilliant idea to add a fundraising aspect to it.

    • emily deGroot

      Thx Todd, nice to hear. We all have so much stuff huh, so why not raise some vital start up/funds with it!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is so cool. Wish I hadn't missed it! Did you organize this? If so, you should fill out your profile and tell us more about you!