Clothing Clinic – Mending & Swap Shop
Bring along your clothes to the mend or swap at the Clothing Clinic
ByKatyMac and her team of Festival volunteers will be operating from stall number 27 for clothing swaps and stall number 28 for clothes mending.
At the clothes swap stall no. (27) you can either just donate clothing or swap the clothing you bring for other clothing donated either prior to the Festival through the Festival Shop in Colchester’s town Centre or brought to the festival by visitors on the day. At the end of the Festival, any remaining clothes are stored for future events or disposed of thoughtfully either to fabric recycling through the council or to charity shops.
At the mending stall no. 28 there is a mending table where you can bring your clothing that needs mending and KatyMac and her team will show you how. This can include but not be limited to the shortening or lengthening of school uniforms, the patching of trousers, the altering of clothes to make them fit better or just the sewing on of replacement buttons.
The objective of these stalls and their activities is to help prevent waste and increase the longevity of peoples’ clothing. It is not exactly a workshop more of a participation event.