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8th March - Bankside Emporium

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

Your search for hidden treasure starts right here.

For one lunchtime only, bring your high-quality nearly new clothes, books, DVDs and knick knacks to swap for some new at the Bankside Emporium.

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 saving it from landfill, you'll be reducing the use of new materials.

To keep sugar levels at their optimum for breakneck swapping, local community group Friends of the Mini Mints will be selling delicious cupcakes. So you can even feel good about eating cake. Don't say we don't have your wellbeing at heart!

Upcycling Guru's The Goodlife Centre will also be there re-upholstering a pre-loved dining chair to renewed glory, and are experts about how to give TLC to a huge range of items in your home.

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 for a well-deserved charity cake break!

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

Feb 4 2013

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