Corby Rewind swap shop proves exchange is good as a rest

A Corby business which recycles pre-loved clothing has organised a community clothes swap to say thank you for people's support.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 3:00 pm
Natalie and Lauren

Natalie Belton and Lauren Noakes launched Rewind Clothing in April 2019 to sell unwanted and pre-used clothes.

They have organised a community swap meeting to enable people to exchange clothes for free.

Co-organiser Lauren said: "We decided to do it for the community because we get lots of donations from the community and we wanted to give something back.

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The event takes place on January 15 from 10am to 12 noon

"We're going to set it out in size order and we're hoping it gets a good response."

Since opening their online store, the entrepreneurs have built up online business with sales booming of their 're-edited', eclectic fashion items in time for Christmas.

Lauren, 31, said: "December has been our best month so far and we're doing quite well.

"I think young people are becoming more conscious of disposable fashion. We're trying to get away from the second hand stigma.

"People are consuming constantly and there's an environmental factor. A lot of working class people are just making ends meet.

"We went to a clothes swap event about six years ago at the Pen Green Centre and it was really successful. We want to run one to try to help the community."

The event has a £2 entrance fee to cover the cost of hall hire and free refreshments will be available.

Lauren added: "It's £2 to get in and you've got to bring something to swap - adults and children's clothes, shoes, belts and even decent underwear.

"Any profit will go to Corby Rise and any decent men's underwear will be donated to them too."

Any swapped clothing will be passed on to charity shops or for recycling.

Unwanted clothes, in wearable condition and sorted into size order, should be brought to the swap shop at Stephenson Way Community Centre from 10am to 12 noon on Wednesday, January 15.