Swap Event

Tuesday 9th November

‘One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure!’

Come join us at The Wardrobe, Preloved Boutique, for an evening of fun, guilt free shopping and style advice!
We are delighted to be hosting a Swap Event in conjunction with RE(act) Sustainability Festival and EastSide Partnership.

How it works

Bring five gently worn items which are languishing in your wardrobe with the chance to swap them for five as new items from someone else. A fantastic way to refresh your wardrobe, while helping the environment and your pocket! Guilt free retail therapy! 

The evening will begin by dropping in your items before moving upstairs to enjoy a glass of bubbles and a chance to peruse the fabulous preloved fashion and accessories available to purchase at The Wardrobe. 

We will have a guest speaker, Mary McGuigan, owner of style and image consultancy, Corporate & Creative Image, who will be on hand to share some expert advice on how to best dress for your colouring, shape, lifestyle and personality, and how to do this sustainably. 

Once you are finished mingling upstairs you move downstairs to choose your new items from the selection dropped in. It’s a win-win situation!

Why should we swap?

This is an excellent way of renewing your wardrobe without spending cash. There are so many unworn items being sent to landfill which is having a huge detrimental effect on the planet. This is an easy, fun way of starting a green, sustainable fashion journey.


All items must be laundered, in excellent condition, in season and on hangers.
For each item that is accepted as suitable to swap, you will receive one token to swap for another item.
We look forward to welcoming you to our first Swap Event at The Wardrobe.

Swap Event

Tuesday 9th November

5.15pm - 6.30pm or 6.45pm - 8pm, The Wardrobe, 448 Newtownards Rd, BT4 1HJ

Carol Lemmens - Arup

Carol is Arup’s Global Advisory Services Portfolio leader and interim Europe Property Business leader.

He was instrumental in developing Arup’s position paper to define the circular economy in the context of the built environment and developing Arup’s work as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) knowledge partner for the built environment. He continues to work to raise the awareness of the circular economy approach from general first principles to practice by identifying the many challenges, enablers and opportunities available to Arup and others in making the circular economy a reality. Carol regularly contributes to Circular Economy and thought pieces, presentations and interviews globally. Most notably, Carol was invited to give a key note address to the United Nations General Assembly at their Circular Economy event, in October 2018.