We all have that once-a-must-have garment that, at the time, we just couldn’t live without… Well, what a difference a week makes! In just seven days (apparently the average lifespan of a single look!), chances are that same item is calling the farthest recesses of your wardrobe ‘home’. Guilty as charged…

Change is imperative – and inevitable – which is why, in an effort to combat our insatiable consumerism and throwaway fashion (equating to around 300,000 tonnes of textiles every year, in fact) the Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) and West London Waste Authority have joined forces to kickstart the change and raise awareness with a public clothes swap of up to five items per person.

Hosted by the Victoria & Albert Museum – which currently, and aptly, plays host to the landmark Fashioned From Nature exhibition – the initiative is simultaneously batting for sustainability, saving us from splashing out, refreshing our wardrobes and making a positive impact on the bigger picture. It’s a win-win (win-win-win-win etc.)!

Plus, before the free-for-all swap kicks off, talks from some of the most influential leaders in sustainability, including those from Fashion Revolution, Fashion 4 Change, and the charity shop TRAID, will join forces to bestow some useful advice on how to be more resourceful and to do good for our planet.

The clothes swap will take place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, SW7 2RL on Sunday 1 July from 10am – 5.15pm; check-in between 10am – 12pm, talks begin at 12pm and the swap opens at 2.30pm. Click here to reserve a spot.

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