Look no further than the Henley Family Christmas Jumper Swap that is taking place this Saturday (7 December) between 1.00 and 4.30pm at the Stable Bar at the back of the Three Tuns pub on Market Place.
The event is being organised by Gemma Birch from The Exchange Henley which she started this summer with a ladies clothes swap shop.
Everyone is invited to bring along their Christmas jumpers (adults and children sizes) ready to swap for a ‘new to them’ jumper in time for the save the children’s Christmas jumper event on Friday 13 December. Entrance is free but a donation to one of Gemma’s charities is invited on the day.
Gemma said, “Hopefully by holding this event the previous week we will stop people going out and buying new. This fashion industry ‘holiday’ business is worth in excess of £225m and growing and over a quarter of those jumpers will never be worn again – hence ending up in landfill. Sadly the hidden cost is far greater as often it is the cheaper end of the fashion market that supports this new ‘tradition’, thereby supporting low wage, poor working conditions, unethical practises, plastic fibre fabrics, and so it goes on. So we are trying to encourage people to stop and think and swap, re-use, re-purpose, borrow, make, buy from charity, anything but go and buy a new one.”
Please bring your deathly laundered, good condition Christmas Jumper with you ready to swap for a ‘new to you one’ on the day!
For more details about The Exchange Henley go to this Facebook page