Trade your pre-loved clothes at a huge swap shop this weekend

The one day only event is hosted by Stitched Up

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A one-off Clothes Swap is coming to Salford Shopping Centre allowing visitors to swap pre-loved or unwanted clothing, in an eco-friendly and sustainable shopping day.

The one day only event is hosted by Stitched Up, a community initiative which was set up back in 2011 by a group of young women who shared a passion for style and creativity, but also had serious concerns about fashion’s impacts on people and planet.

Items brought along to the event on Saturday 29 July are graded into ‘Great’ and ‘Good’ categories. ‘Great’ includes high-end, vintage or designer whilst ‘Good’ are high-street brands and everything else.

Bryony Moore, Outreach Coordinator for Stitched Up, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring the Clothes Swap to Salford Shopping Centre; lots of our customers and community live in and around Salford, so it’s an ideal location for the event to take place.

“We want to show how easy it is to dress well without relying on mass-produced fast fashion. The pace of clothing manufacture is a huge issue, and some say that there’s enough clothing already in existence to clothe the next six generations!

“Clothes swaps are such a great alternative because you get that same feeling of going shopping, but without adding more items to your wardrobe or spending loads of money buying new stuff. Where else can you get ten new items of clothing for just £6.50? Not only that, but swaps also help you embrace your own unique sense of style and you’ll discover things you’d never find in the shops.”

Rory Fleming, Centre Manager for Salford Shopping Centre, said: “We were delighted when Stitched Up approached us to hold their Clothes Swap at Salford Shopping Centre, and this partnership is a natural fit for us.

“A Clothes Swap is a fantastic way of doing our bit for the planet because it’s an opportunity for all those clothes to be given at least one more round of life and prevent them from going to landfill.

“We invite all of the Salford community to register for this very worthwhile event and come along to, what is sure to be, a fantastic day!

The clothes swap is open to both men and women and tickets can be purchased in advance to attend. Visitors can bring along up to 10 garments, where they’ll receive a token per item. The clothes swap works the same way as a store, where guests can browse the rails, try on clothing of interest, and check out using the tokens acquired.

The event is in the old Argos unit between 1pm to 4pm .Tickets are advance booking only and cost £6.50 and can be purchased here.