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Laois women encouraging sustainable fashion by organising ‘Swap Shop’ this weekend

Laois women Anna Moore and Maebh Shortall have organised a Swap Shop in Ballintubbert House & Gardens on Sunday, October 13 from 11am to 3pm.

The idea of hosting a swap shop came as the girls had been living away and noticed the importance of trying to live a little more consciously and sustainably.

Anna said: “We noticed that many were in the middle of a flurry of online orders and shopping expeditions had begun for The Electric Picnic. We thought that most people have wardrobes full of clothes only worn once or twice.

A swap shop would extend the life of these items of clothing.”

Anyone who is bringing clothes will need to arrive at 10am to set up their clothes for a quick quality check.

There is no minimum amount of clothes but a maximum of 20 items of pre-loved clothes can be brought along on the day.

Handbags and shoes in good condition can also be swapped.There is no obligation to bring clothing along on the day, once a €5 donation is made the guest can take home any items of pre-loved clothing that they now love!

There will be free tea and coffee available on the day, with sweet treats for purchase.

Entry is €5 with all proceeds being donated to The Jack and Jill Foundation and any remaining clothes on the day will be donated to the Jack and Jill store in Portlaoise.

The event aims to be low waste so it is advised to bring along a tote or reusable bag.

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.