Instead of buying brand new clothes, swap something you don’t wear for something ‘new to you’ at a clothing exchange in Bramley.
West Leeds residents are invited to bring several items of clothing, shoes and accessories and – after paying a small entry fee to raise money for Samaritans – swap them for something new.
Organiser Vickie Jamieson, from Bramley, said:
“We are hoping to raise awareness of mental health issues, loneliness and the power of community.
“But we’re also hoping to encourage people to buy fewer items of new clothing, to swap items they’ve had but hardly worn, for the good of the environment and our wallets.”
The clothing exchange will be open at Bramley Community Centre from 11.30am on Saturday 26th October.
All clothing should be in good, clean condition with no marks, holes or damage. Clothes should be something you would be happy to pay money for at a charity shop.
There will be everything from vintage, designer, high street and basics to handmade delights, including ladies, gents, children and baby clothes, shoes, hats, bags, scarves, gloves.
Refreshments will be available on the day.