DUBAI: In their bid to promote sustainability and ethical fashion, the Saudi Fashion Commission is set to host the third edition of Swap Shop in Riyadh.
Set to take place in Square 1’s ‘A Fashion House’ in Riyadh Boulevard City, the event, held in collaboration with Sela and Cenomi Retail, will take place from April 1-5 and is open to the general public from 9 p.m. to 1.30 a.m.
Guests will be able to swap pre-loved clothing and accessories for other used pieces, or exchange for new items provided by Cenomi Retail.
The Saudi Fashion Commission hopes that Swap Shop will play a key role in educating consumers to support its mission to create a sustainable Saudi fashion scene.
“As we work towards a sustainable future for the industry, we want to involve consumers in this journey and share with them the importance of circulating pre-loved clothing,” said Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commission, in a statement.
“Thank you in advance to everyone taking part in this initiative – I look forward to hearing about the best finds and one-of-a-kind pieces from the Swap Shop treasure trove,” he added.
The second edition of Swap Shop at Fashion Futures 2022 had more than 1,300 visitors, with almost 1,000 people swapping clothes and 5,500 items brought to the Swap Shop.