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Women invited to turn wardrobe spring clean into cash

Quality clothes like these silk and cashmere cardigans by LK Bennett are being sought for the Preloved Quality Clothing Sale in Penrith, run by Frankie O’Keeffe from Cumbria Action for Sustainability, with proceeds split with sellers.

Women with bulging wardrobes are being offered the chance to sell off quality clothes they no longer wear, making some money for themselves and helping to raise funds for a local charity.

Sports and outdoor clothes, office wear, casual fashions, children’s wear, bridal and vintage garments are all welcomed for the Preloved Quality Clothes Sale, organised by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS), along with accessories and footwear.

“It’s a great opportunity for women to have a spring clean and turn unwanted clothes into cash,” said Frankie O’Keeffe from CAfS. “Most of us have great quality clothes from popular brands that maybe don’t fit any more but they’re just too good to give away. That’s where we can help. We’ll do all the work and sell them, and then split the proceeds with the owners. It’s a lot easier than all of the faff of trying to sell them online.”

CAfS is also happy to accept donations of quality clothing ahead of the sale.

“As well as making some cash for themselves and CAfS, anyone selling clothes will also be helping local people to buy quality brands at much less than they’d be when new,” Frankie said. “It’s a super way to give clothes a new lease of life – especially bridal wear, which often never gets worn again.”

The sale is on Saturday 21 April 2018 at the Eden Arts Old Fire Station in Penrith. Sellers can register at cafs.org.uk/events.

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