The award-winning Framework Knitters Museum on Chapel Street has teamed up with The Big Swap Shop to host a swap and slow fashion event on Saturday 10th June from 6pm to 9pm.
The family-friendly event will see a twilight evening with a fashion mini-market as well as local traders in attendance.
Guests can also experience textile demos and an informal chat with a circular fashion brand that’s pioneering the use of recycled cotton in its latest collection.
Ten items can be brought and swapped for clothing, shoes and/or accessories. However, nightwear, underwear or jewellery can’t be accepted. All items must be in excellent condition and any size can be brought along.
Between 6pm and 7pm, guests can drop off items at the museum’s Chapel door with the event team for checking and hanging up. Items can also be dropped off in advance between 7th and 9th June.
General admission tickets for swapping only are £10; the rest of the event is free. Parker’s Yard and The Split Screen Coffee Company will be providing Pimms, G&T, fizz and Mediterranean food, whilst music will be provided by local musicians and a DJ.
The Big Swap Shop was formed as a collaboration between Style Swap Events founder, Sarah Jackson, and Big Swap founder, Zoe Sussmeyer. The initiative aims to be as size-inclusive as possible while allowing people to swap their unwanted clothing for other preloved pieces.
Zoe said: “We’re super excited for our June event, not only are we taking a brave step out of Nottingham city centre, but we’re collaborating with an award-winning, historical textiles museum.
“The Framework Knitters is an absolute gem, in the heart of Ruddington village, steeped in history with its exhibits of textile workers. We’re looking forward to hosting the event and meeting lots of new faces.”
Sarah Godfrey, creative and commercial manager at the museum, said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting The Big Swap Shop Event, which is all about making sustainable fashion options available to people of all sizes.
“You only need a ticket for the swap, and we welcome anyone to come and enjoy an evening filled with fashion, fun and food. Bring a friend or partner along and take advantage of what’s on offer!”
All items left over at the end of the event will be donated to the White Rose charity for resale in their stores to support their work to raise awareness, build peace and prevent genocide.