If you enjoyed the EEWI swish in January, you might be interested in the NFWI’s Swish on 21st May to launch the next stage of NFWI's Fast Fashion campaign which aims to raise awareness of unfair wages and working conditions for garment workers and the environmental impact of clothing.
The Swishing event is in London at St Bride's Foundation, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ and costs £5 entry. (Drop items off at 1.30, swishing starts at 2.30). You'll be able to spend a Saturday afternoon swapping clothes, shoes and accessories with WI members and friends from across London, while enjoying tea and cupcakes and finding out more about the Fast Fashion campaign. Sewing tutors from Traid will be on hand to help you adapt and alter your swish finds, as well as stalls to browse and a film screening.
You need to take along up to five items to swish – these can include clothing, accessories and shoes. You will then be issued with a voucher for each item that can then be exchanged for your swish finds.
Places are available on a first come first served basis, but early registration by emailing e.lindsay(at)nfwi.org.uk is essential.