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Attention Fellas - A Menswear Sustainable Fashion Event Is Taking Place This Weekend

By James Fenton

September 5, 2019 at 2:17pm


Forget fashionistas, this event is for the fashionmistas out there.

Usually after opening with such a woeful line I'd say "I'll get me coat" and this time is no different except for the fact that said coat will cost me next to nothing and make me look mega trendy.

If you're still with me, I'm pleased to announce that Sustainable Fashion Dublin, AKA Geraldine Carton and Taz Kelleher, will be holding a couple of menswear events this Sunday.

The pair have become known for their charity shop crawls which, thus far, have mainly been aimed at women. This weekend though, it's the lads' turn as a Men's Clothing Upcycling Workshop takes place from 11am until 1pm before a Menswear Swap Shop is held from 2pm until 4pm.

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🙌🏻COMPETITION TIME🙌🏻 We’re giving away a pair of free tickets to our MENSWEAR SWAP SHOP & PANEL CHAT w/ @jake_cupl @billybunzari @themustymile this Sunday, and we want you to get involved! 👖👕👟🧢👞🧣👑 Whether you’re a lad who wants to check out what Dublin’s sustainable fashion scene has to offer; a girl who loves menswear; or anything else in between - we’d love to have each and every one of you join us as we try to show that #sustainablefashion is for everyone (well, everyone except the nudists, of course!😄👌🏻) 💥💥💥💥 HERE’S HOW TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING: 💥💥💥💥 👉🏻Simply LIKE this post and TAG a thrifty pal who you’d bring along on the day - Simples!🤜🏻🤛🏻 . . With beers, beats and good vibes aplenty (not to mention a couple of vintage/ streetwear stalls thrown in for good measure!) this is going to be a fun and chilled way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and we have to say we’re really looking forward to hosting it! Note: The winner of this competition will be announced before lunchtime on Friday 💪🏻

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It all takes place at the Tara Building on Tara Street and Geraldine and Taz have brought a few helpers on board for the occasion. The workshop will see tailoring mastermind Jake McCabe guide attendees on how to 'turn a t-shirt/ tote bag or pair of jeans from "meh" to "Hey man, where'd you get that?!" quality.'

This creative event will be accompanied by coffee and treats so if you'll not only leave with a fresh-looking wardrobe, you'll also have a full belly.

Before all that, Geraldine and Taz will be joined by Jack as well as NCBI ambassador Billy Bunzari and 'charity shop fiend' Steve Reddy (pictured above) for a panel talk that will tap into the male experience of trying to be more sustainable. The lads will be providing plenty of tips and tricks on how to make your wardrobe a bit greener via cheap and sustainable methods. 

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BECAUSE SUSTAINABLE FASHION ISN’T JUST A FEMALE CONCERN☝🏻 👉🏻In an effort to get men in on the sustainable fashion action we'll be hosting TWO separate events just for lads (or for anyone who wears mens clothing) next Sunday, and we are PUMPED! 🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻 Here's the POA: . 💥S​unday Sept 8th💥 . 🕺🏻11am-1pm: ​MENSWEAR UPCYCLING WORKSHOP​ w/ Jake McCabe showing just how easy, cheap and creative you can be when it comes to making your wardrobe a greener one. . 🕺🏻2pm-4pm: MENSWEAR​ SWAP SHOP + PANEL TALK featuring DJ/ charity shop fiend @themustymile, NCBI ambassador @billybunzari and tailoring mastermind @jake_cupl , who are ​each ​embracing a more sustainable fashion sense in different individual ways, and ​will be shar​ing​ ​advice and​ tips for any like-minded sounders out there. 💥💥💥 . ​Sound good? You bet your Happy Socks it does.​😎💪🏻 . So please help us spread the word and get tagging any friends/ boyfriends/ brothers/ sons/ dads/ uncles/ neighbours/ puppies/ etc etc who you reckon might be up for coming along!​ 👟👞👖👔👕🎩👓🎒 💥👇🏻💥👇🏻 ​Tickets and details are in the link in our bio 💥☝🏻💥☝🏻

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For the swap shop, people are permitted to bring five pieces of clothing max and everyone will 'get the chance to grab one item at a time during a series of 3-2-1 countdowns' before it finishes off with a 'free-for-all-take-whatever-you-want.' Any remaining clothing will then be brought to a nearby charity shop.

Oh, and there will also be beer and music throughout the day.

Tickets for the workshop cost €20 and entry to the swap shop will cost €15. You can nab your spot for both here.

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