Swap ’til you drop

Hey there!

Last week we were lucky enough to pop along and style some outfits for another great charity cause as a part of The Big Green Sustainability Gathering organised by our University and held in the wonderful North Campus, where we mostly reside.

Did you know? Every 10 minutes we send 7 tonnes of clothes to landfill in the UK ALONE.

‘Swishing’ is a charity clothes swap event, with all donations and proceeds going to the Wood Street Mission, a charity based in Manchester supporting families, and Lifeshare, a homeless charity, two fantastic organisations (be sure to check them out in the links attached). Alongside other events held as part of the fantastic day of affairs the swap was put together to support and promote shopping in a sustainable manner, a necessity within our throw away culture and the fashion industry going forward, as a three we really try to support this ideal and shop ALOT in charity and vintage shops to give every garm we grab its fully deserved lifespan!

The event spread awareness about the affects of fast fashion and with a series of drop in areas across the campus, including our favourite little charity shop The Closet’s very first Pop-Up Stall, in aid of the fabulous Manchester Mind, the inspirational local mental health charity.

Triple Down were lucky enough to be invited down to the swap to pick and choose a few of our favoured items and style them to show you all, and to prove just how far our student budget can stretch! With items here going for FREE in exchange for your old items, or the option to claim it as your own for a donation of only £1! Plus a few featured items from The Closet who are always there to keep our cheap and cheerful student wardrobe in tact.

Styled below are a few of the items we grabbed for our own cheeky swap – Check check check it out!


Our Swap Shop Finds:

(left to right)

Alex wears: White Cable Knit Sweater – SWAP SHOP

Trousers: Missguided

Shoes: Nike Cortez

Lindsey wears: Green Levi’s Long Sleeve Top – SWAP SHOP

High Waisted Jeans: Topshop

Shoes: Vagabond

Coat: Vintage Burberry

April wears: Camo Pull&Bear Jeans – SWAP SHOP

Coat: Jack Wolfskin @ THE CLOSET

Shoes: Adidas Stan Smiths


We want to say a massive thank you to all those involved! And be sure to keep an eye out for events like this near you as it’s a great way to reinvent your wardrobe for nothing! Can’t go wrong! Right?

If you like these looks be sure to follow the links attached and give us a follow on Instagram (@tripledownblog) to keep up with our weird daily life.

All our love;

Alex, Lindsey and April


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