Hey! So last Wednesday, I was invited to the Lush Summer Swap Shop in Nottingham. The event was to raise money for My Sight, which is a charity that helps to improve the lives of blind people. The idea of the event was that you bring along 5 pieces of unwanted clothing, pay a £1 donation to enter, then you get 5 tokens (for extra tokens it was an extra £1). Then you look at all the lovely clothes available and pick 5 new clothes, so you end up swapping your unwanted clothes with someone else's unwanted clothes. I think it's a lovely idea and a great way to get rid of old things, whilst getting new things in return - AND it's for charity so it's even better!
Another thing that was great about it was that the clothes you brought home all smelt like Lush!
I went to the event with Freya (above). She got a really nice body-con green velvet dress, a summer-y floral dress, a lacy peplum-style top and a jumper. I got two tops and two dresses (I did have five tokens but I'm really picky!). Unfortunately, the dresses didn't fit (this made me sad because they were so pretty) and I gave the tops to my mum (I thought they'd suit her more). But despite that, I still had fun and I still think the Swap Shop is a really clever idea. If they do another one I will definitely attend.
Thank you to Lush Nottingham and My Sight for organising the event!
Lots of Love