Wed 21 Sept, 7.30pm, Gods House Tower, Winkle Street, Southampton
The Empires New Clothes is a night to explore the current fashion industry, it’s impact on people and the planet, and what we can do about it. This free event is run by Southampton Clothes Swap in collaboration with Dangerous Ideas Southampton and the Artists at GHT – A Reincarnation. Join the Facebook event page.
The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Clothes swaps and stuff swaps are a free and informal environment which saves clothes from landfill and presents an exciting alternative to spending your money on new things from expensive shops and potentially unethical production methods.
GHT is a beautiful medieval building which is soon to be renovated into an arts and heritage venue. Alongside this, a group of Southampton artists are making work in, about, around the building and way more.
Unfortunately, as it has not yet been renovated there is no disabled access sorry! There are parts of the building that can get dusty too, incase anyone has breathing difficulties etc.
Clothes swaps are free but donations are greatly appreciated.
How swaps work:
1. Dig out the clothes and things you’ve had sitting around that you no longer use or want (or cannot take with you when you move). The more the merrier if you need a clear out.
2.Bring your things to the swap (please make sure they are clean/fit for some kind of use). Lay your things out in the correct section.
3.Have a rummage through everything else to find yourself some things you like.
4.Sit down, chill out and appreciate your (new) stuff!