The Upcycling Project
We are converting the former RBS space next to Academy 1 into a temporary student-led pop-up shop and flexible event space for four weeks at the end of term. We will be getting students to come and donate clothes, we’ll then be running a series of workshops on upcycling and then running the space as a volunteer-led charity clothes shop. The money will be donated to charity and any clothes left over at the end of term will also be donated to charity.
Alongside the clothes shop we are hoping to run a variety of events from print fairs to acoustic gigs, all organised by students for students. We’re looking for fashion enthusiasts, event planners, volunteers, people with experience in charity shops and anyone who has a great idea for using the space to come along to our launch meeting and turn the idea into reality. This is a great opportunity to try new things, meet people and have a lot of fun making the most of the former bank, with prime position right in the middle of campus. If the project goes well we will be looking to set this up as a permanent student-run co-operative.
If you want to get involved then like the Facebook page and join our organising group.