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Clothes Swap

4th May 2022

Tuesday 5th July 2022

6pm – 9pm at the Eco Village

Market Harborough

We’re hosting our first clothes swap!

It’s a chance to gain some new wardrobe items and do your bit for the environment and your community.

We are only accepting good quality clothing, so it will be a great shopping experience.
Any items not swapped will be donated to local charity shops.

Food will be available for purchase from Two Old Goats, and the ​welcome drinks on arrival will be provided by Duncan Murray ​Wines. Duncan stocks the Sea Change range of wines, ​which gives profits to marine conservation, as well organic and vegan ​friendly products.

The idea of our clothes swap ties in with our community involvement with the Investors in the Environment scheme which seeks to improve sustainability and lower our impact on the environment.

336,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing is thrown away in the UK every year, and we are encouraging people to reduce the impact of clothing on the environment by donating unwanted clothes instead.

We also want to support The Cinnamon Trust who do a great job of supporting elderly and terminally ill people and their pets.

Why not join us for a fun filled evening and do your bit for the environment and your community.


To Join In:

  • Email us on enquiries@ashtreevets.co.uk if you would like to attend.

  • We will telephone you to take a £10 payment for The Cinnamon Trust.

  • We will email you a ticket to attach to your bag of clothing which you can then drop off at an Ash Tree Vets practice.

  • On the night, check in at the welcome desk and you’ll receive a complimentary welcome glass of wine/soft drink and 4 tokens to swap for clothes.

Dropping off your items:

  • Please drop off your items for the clothes swap, at any of our branches before 20th June 2022.

  • Remember to attach the ticket we emailed you – or write your name and reference number clearly on the bag.

  • Please bring ​a minimum of 3 (and up to 10) items, and ensure that any items you bring are in a good, clean, gently worn condition. 


Please do not bring any of the following: 

  • Swimwear

  • Underwear, including; tights, socks, and leggings

  • Nightwear

  • Pierced jewellery

  • Fast-fashion items

On the day: 

  • Please bring your own bag to take your new items home with you.

  • When you arrive, give your name and you will be handed your tokens.

  • After you have signed in, feel free to browse around.
    If you would like to try on clothes, please let a member of staff know and they will direct you to the nearest place to get changed.
    Once you have picked your items, please bring them back to the sign in desk where your items will be counted, and tokens will be taken back.


Friendly reminder: Please be aware you will not be able to reclaim the clothes you bring in. Be prepared for them to be picked up by their new owner and given a new home!