It’s time to rifle through your drawers and pick out all the things you’ve not worn for ages, then take them down to your local Marks & Spencer store to take part in the shwopping event. You’ve probably seen the advert on the telly with my favourite uber-glamourous actress Joanna Lumley but here’s a little more info: On 9th May 2013, Oxfam volunteers will be at selected M&S shops around the country to collect your shwopping donations and you should be able to find a shwopping box in your local store. No matter what you bring along, every single donation is put to good use and is either resold, reused or recycled by Oxfam – earning extra cash for the charity whilst giving you something back too: at the One Day Wardrobe Clear-Out for every donation of unwanted clothes you make, you’ll receive a £5 off voucher for when you spend £35 on clothing, home and beauty at M&S.
If you get along to a shwopping event tomorrow, make sure you take some snaps and use the hash tag #wardrobeclearout so we can see all your wonderful donations. You may think that your little donation might not be much but our collective shwopping can make a big difference to the charity – last year’s One Day Wardrobe Clear-Out saw approx 750,000 garments were donated, worth around £400,000 for Oxfam – so get shwopping tomorrow!
- DIY tutorial – no-sew contrast pocket tshirt for Oxfam fashion (cassiefairy.com)
- Button up! Upcycling vintage buttons into jewellery (cassiefairy.com)
- Padded letters craft project (cassiefairy.com)
- One of my absolute favourite things to make (cassiefairy.com)
- Making a skirt from vintage patterns (cassiefairy.com)