Closet Swap by Pia Bramley.
Introducing Closet Swap, a new online fashion community site from Channel 4 Education. As part of a wider debate about sustainable and ethical fashion, Closet Swap allows users to share and customise clothes with their friends via Facebook. What I particularly like is the associated iPhone Closet Swap Fashion Finder app which helps users to locate local vintage and charity shops, perfect for a second hand magpie like myself. It’s no surprise that the girls at Tatty Devine support the idea, given that their new book How to Make Jewellery is based on the concept that ‘one girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure‘. Ethical designer Ada Zanditon has also given it the thumbs up, and so do I. Get involved! Here’s the link to the Closet Swap Facebook page.
Channel 4 Closet Swap by Janneke de Jong.
Illustrator Janneke de Jong also runs a very inspiring website called Small Scale Samaritan, where she gives away (beautifully illustrated) clothing that she doesn’t want. It was covered recently in the Guardian too and she is looking for more people to get involved so get in touch with her if you fancy it, either to give away your own clothing or help illustrate donations from others.
Mother’s Pearls by Richard Parson.
Vintage Clothing Swap by Viktorija Semjonova.
Vintage Finds by Harriet Alice Fox.
Vintage hat and perfume bottles by Fay Newman.
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- Ani Saunders interviews Amelia Gregory about ethical fashion for The Muse TV
- Swap ‘Til You Drop – Why Clothes Swapping is Good for You
- Visa Swap UK
- The London Vintage Fashion Fair
- Frock Me! Vintage Fair at the Brighton Corn Exchange