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LOANHOOD: Hackney Clothes Swap

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The Fixagon

Penn Street

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N1 5FD

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LOANHOOD hosts a clothes swap supported by Hackney Council

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LOANHOOD Hackney clothes swap

CLOTHES SWAP

We offer a token system for customers who bring no more than 5 items. Items will be categorised into relevant tiers (1, 2) based on the type, brand and condition. This will dictate how many tokens the customer can then use to shop for new items. 2 token items will have a yellow sticker assigned to them.

REPAIR

The Seam will be on hand for clothes repairs and customisations all day. The Seam helps to make sustainable living easy and exciting. See something you like but want it mini not midi... get it taken up there and then. It's as simple as that.

Stitch it, don't ditch it!

HOW IT WORKS

Please bring no more than 5 items of clothing, accessories and/or footwear freshly cleaned * and ready to go on the racks. We accept all shapes and sizes including children's clothing.

DROP

11:00- 12:00

Bring up to 5 items to trade for tokens. Items will be assessed by the Swap Shop Assistants on arrival and displayed on the rails.

Once you give us your clothes we will categorise them and give you tokens in return.

There is a grouping system of clothes based on Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and condition. This will dictate how many tokens you receive and can swap on the stalls.

You will be allocated swap slots to create a more relaxed experience.

SWAP

12:15- 13:30

Browse the rails and use your token currency to exchange for new preloved items.

DROP

13:30 - 14:15

Bring up to 5 items to trade for tokens. Items will be assessed by the Swap Shop Assistants on arrival and displayed on the rails.

Once you give us your clothes we will categorise them and give you tokens in return.

There is a grouping system of clothes based on Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and condition. This will dictate how many tokens you receive and can swap on the stalls.

You will be allocated swap slots to create a more relaxed experience.

SWAP

14:30- Last man standing (our swaps normally only last 30-40minutes)

Browse the rails and use your token currency to exchange for new preloved items.

Any remaining items will be available to purchase for £1 with all proceeds going to Traid.

WHAT TO BRING

Clean and of good quality

Free of faults or minor repairs

Something you once valued or will be valued by someone else. Ask yourself - would you give this to a friend?

*No Underwear/Swimwear

All items will be assessed using LOANHOOD ‘Swap-Shop Item Guide’ by our Swap Shop Assistants.

TOKEN CURRENCY

1 Token – preloved under £50

2 Tokens - preloved over £50 & great condition (keep an eye out for the yellow stickers)

*Any particularly valuable or special garments will be assigned their own token currency and showcased amongst the items.

If you run out of tokens, extra tokens will be free purchase for £1 each.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

DROP - The value of each items will be assigned by the Swap Shop Assistants and unchangeable after donation.

SWAP - You can only swap if you bring items to exchange.

SHOP -We can refuse any items brought to the event that do not meet the criteria of the token system. We appreciate your honesty. Please refrain from taking any garments you have not officially swapped.


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COVID-19 ACTIONS (Dependent on government guidelines at time of event)

All attendees are asked to wear masks on entering the swap

Hand sanitiser at the entrance and exit

Continued cleaning of surfaces throughout the day

See guidelines from the World Health Organisation

Risk Assessment available on request

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LOANHOOD is the fashion rental app made for people who want to wear new stuff without buying new. Done with waiting for a sustainable change to happen, its three female co-founders came together to make it happen. On the app, Loaners can borrow other people’s clothes or rent out their own to make some money. It’s reinventing the way fashion works (for the better). 

It’s not just clothes LOANHOOD like to share. We’ve got a lot of knowledge about the fashion industry and sustainability. We want to get everyone hyped up on slowing down fast fashion with events like clothes swaps, educational workshops, supper clubs, and festival clean-ups. 

Want to join our community?


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DISCLAIMER

We take no responsibility for garments donated and swapped. Please bring items you are happy to swap and emotionally detached from. Once you have donated an item you will not be able to change your mind after token exchange. LOANHOOD accept no liability for any claim or loss resulting from any transaction taking place at the swapping event. All garments remaining after the event will be donated to local charities


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The Fixagon

Penn Street

London

N1 5FD

United Kingdom

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LOANHOOD is the fashion rental app made for people who want to wear new stuff without buying new. Done with waiting for a sustainable change to happen, its three female co-founders came together to make it happen. On the app, Loaners can borrow other people’s clothes or rent out their own to make some money. It’s reinventing the way fashion works (for the better). 

It’s not just clothes LOANHOOD like to share. We’ve got a lot of knowledge about the fashion industry and sustainability. Partly because we come from inside it and partly because we’re committed to doing the work. We want to get everyone hyped up on slowing down fast fashion with events like clothes swaps, educational workshops, supper clubs, and festival clean-ups. 

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