What is Swishing?
Twiggy's at it; they are at it on GMTV; they are at it in Australia, New York, South Africa and beyond! But what is Swishing? “Swishing is a growing trend, where a gaggle of fashion-loving women get together, feast on nibbles, guzzle wine and swap their clothes. Eco-fabulous recycling at its best.” BBC News
In short, Swishing allows you to look great without spending a penny or harming the planet. In the UK alone, nearly 2m tons of clothing and shoes go to UK landfill sites every year. This represents nearly 4% of all the waste in Britain that is sent to landfill annually; a trend repeated around the world.
What is The BIG Swish?
Bigwardrobe.com is hosting a roadshow of live clothes swapping events (or “Swishes”) around the country called The BIG Swish™. The roadshow will lead a team of designers, stylists and models around the country,
in an effort to take the benefits of swishing to every corner of the UK.
When is The BIG Swish?
The BIG Swish™ started on the eve of National Clothes Swapping Week 09 (18th-22nd September). The first event was in Leeds on 17th September 2009. Please see below for upcoming events!
Note: National Clothes Swapping Week is a bi-annual event (also organised by Bigwardrobe.com) which coincides with London Fashion Week in February and September. The aim is to show people that they don't have to spend a single penny to be 100% on-trend.
Where is The BIG Swish?
We're on the road again, coming to a venue near you!
||27 January 2011
||Tickets on sale now!
*Online ticket prices have a booking fee of £1.50 Tickets also available on the door priced at £7.50
Who is The BIG Swish?
The BIG Swish™ is organised by Bigwardrobe.com in association with Daisy Green Events and Lupe Castro.
Lupecastro.com Lupe Castro is an independent ethical fashion stylist, working with individuals, celebrities, the media and fashion industry to ensure stunning, individual looks coupled with the very cutting edge of ethical, traceable, sustainable fashion and style.
Daisygreenmagazine.co.uk aims to act as role models for those people who wish to live a more sustainable life, but without preaching. The team are a group of normal girls, all who have their own distinct ideas on sustainability, but who look good doing it!
We are supporting Cancer Research UK at these events. Along with the items you’d like to swap, please bring along any books, DVDs, CDs, clothes or accessories, you’d like to donate. Everything left after the event will then be sold in Cancer Research UK shops to help them beat cancer.