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Get the clothes: Antwerp textielfestival focuses on second-hand and locally

On Saturday, december 15, organises The Collection of the textielfestival Get the Fucking. Music, great food, workshops, talks, and second-hand shopping.

Vintage shopping © istock

Of critical speakers to a repaircafé: on the textielfestival, the visitor is immersed in the transparent, local and social textielverhaal.

The Collection is a collaboration of 5 non-profits (The Practical Antwerpen – Oxfam Solidarity – Wereldmissiehulp – Mensenzorg – Friend) that ensures that the textiles of the Acquisition is well spent. Local, social and transparent are the views that them heart.

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Bring not your old textiles, but The Collection provides an info point where you can donate. Are you still attached to your clothes, but is there anything to document? Don’t worry, there is also a repaircafé where clothing can be restored by a team naaiers.

Textielfestival Get the Fucking © SNITT

Informed shopping

Between 14h and 16h, you can go and listen to interesting speakers, that you are initiating in the wonderful world of fair trade and sustainable fashion. Among others, Zofia Mezeyova (Clean Clothes), Esther hoedemakers, niko vervaet (NICE festvial), Bie Noé (B. right) and Katrien Molenberghs (Retouch Anvers)signs present.

SNITT. organise a market where people their old textiles to sell or can go in search of the ideal tweedehandsoutfit. There will also be a kledingruil be organised by Swishing. The ideal time to be an environmentally responsible outfit to shop for the holidays.

Food and beverage provided by Beestenbos and Costa on the Sint-Andriesplaats. The dress code of the festival is second hand, so get your most beautiful vintagevondsten above or dive in the wardrobe of a brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, best friend or neighbor.

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