Swop till you drop: Revamp your wardrobe in time for spring while supporting the Ukraine crisis

It’s time to freshen your spring wardrobe and shop for a good cause


With the start of Sustainability week, the Cardiff Tab is here to invite you to swop till you drop at the Clothes Swop event taking place on the 29th of March in the JOMEC building (Mezzanine floor) between 11:00-16:00.

The event is organised by the Fashion Futures: Technology, Innovation and Society module in JOMEC. The Clothes Swop Event aims to promote sustainable fashion and to support Ukraine during its crisis. The event is only for JOMEC students with access to the building but you can still support the event by promoting it on your social media and telling your friends about it.

Some of you may wonder how the Clothes Swop Event works. Well, it’s easy. You can drop the clothes you are ready to part with between 21st and 25th March between 8:30am and 4:30pm  in the JOMEC building (room 1.45) or on 29th of March: The day of the event. Then based on the clothing category you will exchange them for a number of tokens, and you can start digging. If you are not ready to give up your clothes you can still participate and buy tokens on the day of the event.

The proceeds raised will be donated to support the Ukraine crisis. Besides the clothes the students bring, the event will receive clothing courtesy of the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research. The leftover clothes will be donated equally to both charities. The event is free and anyone with access to JOMEC is welcome.

Throughout the day Enactus, a society at Cardiff University, will be at the event selling and teaching how to make soya wax candles. Enactus finds innovative solutions to different social issues on a local and international level while working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The idea behind the event is to encourage sustainable shopping while supporting an important cause. While many people thrift or donate their unwanted clothes, still 2/3 of donated clothes end up commercially exported to the Global South. So if you’re still hesitant to part from the thrill of shopping, sustainable shopping is a good alternative.

You can follow the event @jomecswopshop on Instagram.

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