Swap Shop

Love Your Clothes Swap Shop

Saturday 29th October 12-4pm

As part of #LoveYourClothesCardiff, a week of FREE activities to help reduce the environmental impact of clothes, we've teamed up with Green City Events to bring you a Love Your Clothes Swap Shop! 

If you’ve fallen out of love with some of your clothes, you can give them a new home and swap them for something new to you.

GIVE: Drop your unwanted items off at Plasnewydd Community Centre from Monday 24 to Friday 28 October between 5pm-7.30pm where you will be given Swap Shop tokens. You can swap clothes, shoes, scarfs, belts, bags. 

TAKE: Trade in your tokens at the Swap Shop on Saturday 29 October between 12pm – 4pm at Plasnewydd Community Centre. You’ll also be able to enjoy fixing and upcycling stations and a fun photo booth to capture the results of your sewing or swapping on the day!

*This is a FREE event. You do not have to give in order to take. Please make sure clothes are clean. No underwear, bedding or rags. All remaining clothes will be donated to YMCA Cardiff.

FREE Fix it Workshops

Together with Green City Events, we are also running FREE Fix it Workshops on Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October from 6.30pm-8pm.

Click the workshop titles below for more information and to book your free place (booking is essential):

Transform your trousers with Zap Upcycled

Tuesday 25th October at Plasnewydd Community Centre, 2 Shakespeare St, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3ES

In this workshop Debs from Zap upcycled will take you through the steps to transform an old pair of trousers into a new skirt or pair of shorts. Bring along an old pair of trousers and any scraps of interesting material or trimmings that you may like to use.  No sewing experience necessary.

Pockets & Patches with TwinMade

Wednesday 26th October at Plasnewydd Community Centre, 2 Shakespeare St, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3ES

Join Charlotte from TwinMade and come to learn how to add a pocket to a beloved garment or spruce up holey clothes with no-sew iron-on patches. Just bring an item you wish to fix up and any nice scraps of material. No sewing experience necessary.

Collars and Cuffs with The Sustainable Studio

Thursday 27th October at The Pelican Nursery, Crofts St, Cardiff CF24 3DZ

Julia and Sarah from The Sustainable Studio will shed a whole new light on a sad old shirt! Find out how to re-fashion it, make accessories from it and create an eye catching new piece for your wardrobe. Bring along an old shirt or two, any colourful scraps of material you have and be ready to get creative! No sewing experience necessary.

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FREE Upcycling Workshops

Learn how to fix, alter, re-style and re-fashion clothes at one of our free upcycling workshops in Cardiff

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