Clothes Swap March 2019

There was a great buzz throughout the afternoon on Saturday, despite the rain, in the Temperance Hall, as people, old and young (with a female bias!), came with their clothes and browsed through the rails. Plenty of alternative retail therapy, and chat, for all who came to this Clothes Swap; organised by Zero Waste Kinsale, a group under the umbrella of Transition Town Kinsale.

Almost everyone who came went home with a ‘find’.  Described by a number of people as ‘positive retail therapy’; a new addition to the wardrobe with a ‘zero carbon’ footprint while keeping the ‘something’ you might not wear again in circulation instead of the bin. The clothes that were left will be sorted, with some going to homeless charities in Cork, and the rest to Charity Shops. Some items will be kept, acting as a starter rail for the next one! The small donations people left covered the costs which was great.  Big thank you to the facilitators, Olivia Ormston and Léan Kieran, and to Fat Face who provided the Rails for the afternoon.

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