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Free event

UCA Swishing Party

UCA Swishing Party
7th May 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gateway Services
Elaine Thomas Library
Falkner Road

What is Swishing?

Swishing (or clothes swapping) parties are a great way to get a new wardrobe and refresh your current one without buying new clothes. At a swishing event you get together with others to swap your wearable clothes and accessories like shoes, boots, bags and belts.

“Swishing refers to swapping an item or items of clothing or shoes or an accessory with friends or acquaintances. Parties must willingly give an item to participate in the transaction, once they have given an item they are free to choose something of interest from what others have offered. Value does not come into the equation, swappers do not necessarily get an item of equal value and are free to choose anything that the other person is offering (without having to pay).”

Source: Wikipedia

How it works

Step 1: Everyone clears out their wardrobe to find wearable items they no longer want to bring to the swishing event.

Step 2: Guests are given a ticket for each item donated and items are displayed before the swishing starts.

Step 3: The swishing starts! Guests are invited to look through the clothes and exchange items for the tickets they have.

UCA Swishing Party Programme

5th May 11.00-1.00 or 6th May 12.00-2.00  Pre-registration and Clothing Drop-off

To book into the UCA Swishing Party go to the event registration desk at Gateway Services in Elaine Thomas Library and deposit your clean clothing, shoes and/or accessories. After registration you will be given one ticket in exchange for each item deposited. You will need to keep your ticket(s) safe to enable access to the Swishing Party on 7th May between 11.00 – 1.00. Each ticket(s) can be exchanged for an item of clothing, shoes and/or accessories.

7th May 11.00-1.00   Swishing Party ‘Live’

Bring your ticket to the Swishing Party registration desk at Gateway Services in Elaine Thomas Library and then start browsing through the clothing, shoes and/or accessories.


This is a free, open event but is particularly targeted at UCA students and staff.


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Free Event – Registration

The event is free but pre-registration is advised.

For more information

Ros Carruthers

The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts,
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 892772

Social networking

Use the social networking share buttons at the top to tell your colleagues and networks about the opportunity. If you’re tweeting you may want to copy in the following: @mcharter1 @CfSD_UCA @FarnhamRepairC