Workshops

SWISH – Clothes Swap, Mending & Upcycling

Friday 17th May 7.30pm

How it works

STEP ONE: BUY YOUR TICKET

STEP TWO: BAG UP YOUR CLOTHES

They need to be in a bag that is clearly marked with your FULL name (we have a LOT of Clares coming)… if possible, please provide coat hangers, any spares are greatly appreciated.

We are looking for good quality, washed and ironed clothes, shoes and handbags in excellent condition (no stains or rips) 

MAXIMUM of 30 items from each participant

STEP THREE: THE CLOTHES DROP!

Drop them any time between NOW, and 7.30pm on the night of the SWISH, to The Duck Pond Collective (TDPC) – 72 High Street, Ruislip HA4 7AA

#THESOONERTHEBETTER

STEP FOUR: ARRIVE AT TDPC STORE FOR 7.30PM

On the night please drop your clothes by 7.30pm at the latest. Our hosts will direct you to the Hop and Vine for a complimentary drink whilst our in store style guru sorts the clothes ready for the swap. No quibbles on banding, please ☺.

If you are likely to be uncomfortable with our decision we would ask that you hold onto your clothes.

Clothes will be sorted into three bands:

  • Fast Fashion (eg Primark, New Look)
  • High Street (eg Next, Marks and Spencer, Boden)
  • High End (eg Calvin Klein, Ted Baker)

To keep a balance of style, please pack your bag with a maximum of: 

  • 5 items in Fast Fashion
  • 15 in High Street 
  • 10 in High End 

30 CLOTHES IN TOTAL – No children clothes. You are welcome to bring men’s clothes

STEP FIVE: RETURNING TO THE SHOP

You’ll be given vouchers for each item that you have donated. The number of vouchers you get will relate to the clothes you have donated and which category they belong in.

When you look through the rails and find something you would like to take home, you hand over some of your vouchers and then, congratulations, you’ve just contributed to sustainability and that little item in your hands has found its new home. #adoptdontshop

Fast Fashion: 1 voucher

High Street: 3 vouchers

High End 5 vouchers

STEP SIX: AFTER THE EVENT

After the event we will be keeping a clothes swap rail in the store, so keep hold of left over vouchers and swap again in the future. (or collect your remaining items during the following week)

AWESOME EXTRAS…

SEAMSTRESS: There will be a seamstress in store on the night. Bring along those jeans or dress you brought and never turned up and they will alter them for a small fee.

UPCYCLER: Nina, our expert up cycler, will also be on hand to add sparkle to item that need a revival. We will have ribbons, buttons, leather and lace on hand – so please bring along plain t-shirts, or any items that could do with a quick revival, and Nina will turn them into something special for you

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