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12th July - Bankside Emporium

Swap-shop extravaganza!
Danielle Cohen
Deputy CEO
Location: 
18 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0FD

Time for a spring clean? Don't just chuck the clothes, books, DVDs and knick knacks you're bored of - bring them to Better Bankside and swap them for exciting (nearly) new things at the Bankside Emporium. Your £1 entry entitles you to a free item but the more you bring to swap, the more you can get. Plus there will be delicious cakes on sale by local community group Friends of the Mini Mints.

Pick up a bargain (free stuff!), refresh your wardrobe, find a new read or do some re-gifting. The ultimate in guilt-free consumption, the swap-shop extravaganza will leave you feeling positively virtuous about carting out armfuls of new stuff. 

Not only will you be refreshing your wardrobe and saving your old things from landfill, you'll be reducing the use of new materials. 

Top tips for a successful swap:

  • Bring a good selection of high-quality, excellent condition items that you no longer use, rather than bits that are too tatty for you or anybody to want anymore!
  • Get there early to see what's on offer - there's only 2 hours of swapping so you'll need to be eagle-eyed
  • Be patient - there might be an amazing find just around the corner
  • Bring some change for entry and to buy cake! 

 

There'll also be information there about how your business can reduce, re-use and recycle in Bankside, plus top tips on reducing waste.

May 16 2013