Giving and receiving during the FSU clothing swap

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The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) clothing swap is back for another year. The event gives students an opportunity to bring in an article of their clothing and swap it for another piece.

The annual Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) clothing swap returns this month.

This event is an opportunity for students to bring in their gently used clothing and trade it in for something else.

The clothing swap is an opportunity to help students while also being environmentally friendly.

The clothing swap will take place on March 20 from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., while drop off dates for clothing is March 14, 15 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both drop off and the swap itself take place in Forwell Hall.

Students can simply swap out one piece of their clothing for another students’ clothing.

Andrew Waterworth, student life co-ordinator for the FSU, spoke to the Interrobang about how the clothing swap will work and why it is beneficial.

“The clothing swap works on a basis of taking in donations from students or staff who wish to contribute,” Waterworth said. “Then there will be a day for other students to partake in checking out the clothes and seeing if any work for them.”

Waterworth said that the FSU clothing swap is open to all students, staff and faculty at Fanshawe.

“It is important to do at Fanshawe to show that students are able and willing to help other students,” Waterworth said. “It also shows an initiative in reusing resources rather than wasting them.”

According to Waterworth, this will be his second year being involved with the FSU clothing swap.

“I hope to see lots of students donating clothes to the cause,” Waterworth said.

Second year social service worker student, Robin Hendriks, said that she has never participated in a clothing swap before.

“I think a clothing swap is a great and sustainable way to get new clothing,” Hendriks said. “It saves people from buying new clothes and it gives clothing a second life.”

Hendriks said she plans to attend the clothing swap this year because it is a great way to get new clothes without having to pay a lot of money.

“I would love to find a jacket as I find jackets so over priced for the amount of times I wear them,” Hendriks said. “I would also like to see more trendy clothes because I hate spending money on items that will not last.”