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Hubbub ‘Street Store’ pop-up at Barnard Adventure Playground, Islington

Hubbub ‘Street Store’ pop-up at Barnard Adventure Playground, Islington


Parents invited to swap outgrown kids’ clothes at Barnard Adventure Playground this summer

With the school holidays now in full swing, a new clothes swap pop-up is providing parents with a free, environmentally-friendly way to update their children’s wardrobes this summer. From 30 July – 31 August parents can bring good-condition clothing for ages 6-11 along to the Hubbub ‘Street Store’ pop-up at Barnard Adventure Playground, Islington. Where they can browse the rails and take away the same number of items in exchange.

Each year, approximately 300,000 tonnes of clothing ends up in landfill in the UK. Environmental charity Hubbub has created Street Store with the aim of tackling this issue, whilst providing parents with the opportunity to obtain good quality clothing at no cost, in a sociable environment where the children can let off steam at the same time.

As the clothes swap will be for items in good condition only, a recycling bank is available for clothing that is too worn to wear again. And as well as taking part in the children’s clothes swap, parents can pick up tips on how to care for all clothing so that favourite pieces can be enjoyed for longer.

Street Store is located at Barnard Adventure Playground, which is easily accessible from Charlotte Terrace at the junction with Copenhagen Street, N1 0JH. Street Store is open from 9am-11am and from 4pm-5.30pm on weekdays. The project is being funded by North London Waste Authority (NLWA).