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07 July 2009 @ 07:49 pm
More thriftiness.  

Worn to loaf about the house.

Star tee, size 16 (stretch is my friend) from H+M - free courtesy of Leeds Community Clothing Exchange.

80s lilac high waisted skirt - £3 from a charity shape.

For the Leeds-ians that may see this, I wholeheartedly recommend LCCE. I've been going for four months now and, even as a larger type, generally find a few things. It's hit and miss but worth the trip most times. This time someone of a similar size had donated lots and so I ended up with lots of jumpers, tees and an awesome summer dress. I also got this tee which I'd not normally buy, but it's pretty ace nonetheless.

From their blurb:
Leeds Community Clothes Exchange is a community project encouraging the recycling and exchange of clothes, accessories, bags etc.. in order to develop community spirit and reduce consumption and raise awareness of unethical consumer habits. We all have clothes lying around we dont wear , either they dont fit right, sit right, look right or whatever! Most people impulse buy- decide they dont like it and it sits gathering dust or simply thrown away. The irony is plenty of items that would look amazing on you are going to waste!!

HOW IT WORKS:

Each item will be awarded at least one token and more than one if the item is large eg coat or extra special. Each token will allow you to take away one item, some items worth more than one token. Donations should be in reasonable condition and washed. Bring down up to 20 items per event, have a rumage... and we'll give you a receipt for any tokens you don't use so you can use them at a future exchange!! So raid your wardrobes, get involved and perhaps find yourself the perfect outfit for FREE!!

The facebook group can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=42048294788&ref=ts

 
 
 
 
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dearrosedearrose on July 9th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
awesome, thank you! I know about NAAFA but hadn't seen that flickr. Her drawings are gorgeous! Bookmarking :)
Emma: Me: 50thecoprincess on March 26th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Wow I love the idea of the exchange, I'll have to have a look next time in Leeds! Or make a trip especially.
dearrosedearrose on March 26th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
you should, it's awesome! I've scored so many great things at them. There's also this one that goes on in Leeds centre: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=311009817775&ref=search&sid=507307130.1963506352..1 :)