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26 Nov 2019

Loughborough Students’ Union to host first clothes swap to support bid to make fashion sustainable

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be hosting its first-ever clothes swap event later this week in a bid to help the environment and help students refresh their wardrobes for a small cost.

Student Alice Burnhope has organised the event – which takes place this Saturday (30 November) – in Room 1 of the Union Building.

She is a student ambassador for Fashion Revolution, one of the world’s largest fashion activist movements and charities. The fashion industry is known as one of the main polluters of the world, due to the significant impact it has on water, air and soil.

Individuals can bring along any good-quality items of clothing to the event and exchange for tokens on the door.

With these tokens, they can pick and take home any items of clothing they like on the rails.

There is a small entry fee of £2, however, if guests bring more than 10 items of clothing they can come in for free.

At the event, they’ll also be eco-friendly companies and small start-ups present such as Pickle Illustration and Turtley Eco., who will be selling their full range of products.

Talking about the event, Alice said: “I want other students to learn to love second-hand clothing. It’s difficult to buy lots of clothes on a student budget so I’d like this event to be an opportunity for people to shop in a way which is not only affordable, but ethical and sustainable too.

“Fashion to many represents creativity and individuality, but it shouldn’t have to cost the earth.”

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Fashion Revolution.