FASHION lovers in Oswestry are being urged to attend a pop-up shop event in the town this month.

On Saturday, April 20, ‘With Love From…’ is hosting one of its regular shared wardrobe pop-up shop events upstairs at Oswestry Memorial Hall.

At these unique ‘shopping events’, visitors are able to donate party clothing, footwear and accessories, collect points, browse the shared wardrobe of more than 500 items and speak to the ‘re-imagine’ team about repairs, alterations and customisations to clothing.


Throughout the day, alongside the pop-up shop ‘With Love From…’ is also hosting a series of sewing workshops lasting an hour.

‘With Love From…’ founder Lizzie Dibble said the workshops are part of their commitment to sustainable fashion.

“Over the past year this project has grown into something so much more than the shared wardrobe," she said.

“Our mission to reduce the environmental and ethical impact of fashion through the promotion of better choices is already having an impact on shopping behaviours.

“We’re helping people to keep their wardrobe items in circulation and preventing hundreds of garments from reaching landfill.

“By slowing down fashion; sharing, re-wearing, repairing and caring for our clothing we are not only reducing waste and protecting the earth’s resources but we are also encouraging fashion brands to slow down, be more considerate, pay better, make better and be better.”

The first workshop will run from 10.30am to 11.30am and will be a for beginners sewing workshop such as threading a needle, basic hand sewing skills and reattaching buttons.

The 12.30pm to 1.30pm session is an alterations workshop for beginner and intermediate level with basic hand sewing skills (backstitch, herringbone stitch, ladder stitch etc.), followed by a guided DIY alterations session.

The final session at 3pm to 4pm is a "reimagine" demonstration and idea-sharing session with a sewing and clothing customisation expert, followed by the chance to begin one of your own wardrobe customisation projects.

Anyone attending are urged to bring items of their clothing where repair is needed.

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Each workshop is just £5 to attend, and will have experts on hand to help, all the equipment you may need and free teas and coffees available.

The outfits entered will then feature in a catwalk at the project’s Prom Reimagined event on Wednesday, April 24, between 7pm and 9pm which aims to showcase ideas and outfits to make local proms more planet friendly.

The sewing skills workshops, pop-up wardrobe event and Prom Reimagined event have all been organised as part of Fashion Revolution Week from April 15 to 24.