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Swap Your Frocks Off

PUBLISHED: 19:05 10 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:02 20 February 2013

Mums at Cam Hopton C of E School are being invited to 'Swap Your Frocks Off' – by trading in their unworn and unwanted clothes for something new at a clothes swap party on the evening of Wednesday, February 29

Swap Your Frocks Off


Mums at Cam Hopton C of E School are being invited to Swap Your Frocks Off by trading in their unworn and unwanted clothes for something new at a clothes swap party on the evening of Wednesday, February 29, when the school hall will be transformed into a fun, fab and free, fashion boutique.

Clothes swap parties have been taking the country and the world by storm over the past few years. They help people of all ages, shapes and sizes update their wardrobe for next to nothing.

Theyre great for the environment too. Each year in Britain we buy around two million tonnes of clothes and throw away around 1.2 million tonnes. Around a fifth of the clothes we buy are fast fashion, low-price clothes that are quickly replaced by new designs. (Source: direct.gov.uk)

Organisers Louise Mee and Kip Smith from Transition Cam & Dursley are delighted that the school is hosting the evening and have a few tips for ladies who are interested in coming come along but arent sure what to expect. Its really simple, says Louise. It only costs 1 to get in. Just bring your unwanted clothes and accessories (in good condition) with you on the night and youll get a voucher for each item you bring to swap for something else.

We teach the children to re-cycle wherever possible so it is great to see our PTA hosting this clothes swap evening, says Cam Hopton Headmistress, Catherine Leahy. I am very happy to be supporting this very worthwhile event.

Swap Your Frocks Off! is the first event from Transition Cam & Dursley a new local group that is part of the now national and international Transition Network. Transition is all about empowering people to come together as a community to come up with the answers to questions like what will our local transport system look like in five years time if petrol prices have risen ten-fold. Were already too aware of the rising costs of food, petrol and energy.

Were delighted to be holding our first event at Cam Hopton School, says Transition Cam & Dursley founder and Hopton School Mum, Rachel Savage. The party should be great fun. People can come together, have some fun and update their wardrobe. Plus, itll stop a big pile of clothes from ending up in a landfill and raise some money for the school PTA.

Members of the PTA will be serving refreshments on the night and any leftover clothes will go to a local charity.

1 entry, on the door.

Please call Rachel Savage on 07971 188657 for more information.

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