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what:Swishing is the Eco-glamorous way to recycle your clothes, shoes and accessories. The Art of Swishing involves getting your friends together to swap gorgeous clothes and party at the same time. Every lady must bring at least one good quality, clean item of clothing, or an accessory, that she'd feel proud to hand on (Large sacks of designer frocks are also gratefully received. And people who bring along anyone else with a bulging wardrobe). The Swishing Party concept came from a desire to give women who love both shopping and the environment the thrill of retail therapy without contributing to increased consumption. In effect, it allows women to commit to a cause that helps the environment and that allows them to dress well while doing it.

To throw a swishing party:
  • Pick a date and place, download an invite and send it to your friends;
  • Use rails, ladders, chairs to lay clothes out - get creative;
  • Once most attendees have arrived, explain the rules and then countdown to the Opening of the Swish.
Check for more details, tips and upcoming events the Swishing website:
http://www.swishing.org/home/
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Ethical FashionThe RE:Fashion Awards are the world’s first dedicated ethical fashion awards. They celebrate people and organizations that have taken great strides in tackling poverty, healing the environment and changing consumer attitudes towards ethical fashion. The RE:Fashion Awards are an initiative run by the Ethical Fashion Forum, Anti-Apathy and Futerra Sustainability Communications with the aim of transforming the fashion industry in a decade. The RE-Fashion Awards will bring together major faces from the fashion industry including some of UK’s top designers, models and fashion organizations. Preen, Todd Lynn, Zandra Rhodes and Bora Aksu are just some of the top designers creating one-off pieces for an Iconic catwalk that will feature at the RE:Fashion ceremony. The RE:Fashion Awards ceremony will take place on the 13 November 2008 at Shoreditch Town Hall from 8 pm. For more info, please check out the website http://www.refashionawards.org./
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