Swap is a wrap

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A Big Clothes Swap at AUT two weeks ago raised $700 for char­ity and re­cy­cled moun­tains of old, dis­carded clothes.

AUT fash­ion pro­fes­sor Joan Far­rer says the swap at the uni­ver­sity’s Hikuwai Plaza was more like a first day sale at Har­rods.

She says peo­ple trav­elled from all over the city to get do­nated clothes sold for 50 cents an item.

Dr Far­rer says fash­ion la­bel Ric­o­chet came to the clothes swap with a box of new de­signer jeans which were sold for just $2 a pair.

The swap was held to raise aware­ness about cloth­ing sus­tain­abil­ity is­sues.

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