:: Wednesday 20 September: Clothes! Recycle, Upcycle and Swap! : 7.30pm ::

Our next meeting is going to be about CLOTHES!

With more and more cheap clothing flooding the market, it’s easier now more than ever to redo your whole wardrobe every season. However we all know that is hardly sustainable for our planet!

In the first part of the evening several Belles will come and share their knowledge and expertise on the fashion industry and new trends in clothing towards sustainability.

In the second part of the evening we will bring part one into practice!

• Please bring no more than 3 items of clothing you no longer wish to keep but are still in great condition. We will host a little swap where unwanted items can find a new home. PLEASE NOTE: clothes that haven’t found a new wearer must be taken home by the bringer!

• Don’t know how to get started on a hem? You really love a dress but it doesn’t really fit? You loved your favourite jumper to bits but it’s falling apart, is there any possibility to salvage it? Come on down to our refashion and upcycle corner. Ruth and Kiki will have their sewing machines ready and they will give advice on any of your refashioning or upcycling questions.

• Have you upcycled or refashioned a piece of clothing? Or are you proud of a particular piece of clothing you have owned “forever” and still wear regularly? Please bring to our show and tell!

We look forward seeing you all at our next meeting!

To join Borough Belles, please fill out the attached form in advance and bring it with you on the day (this will help hugely with queuing time at the beginning). You can pay with cash, cheque or bank transfer. If the latter please ensure the payment is made by Tuesday latest.

We meet at Better Bankside, 18 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD.
Guests are always very welcome if you want to try us out – guests pay £4.



All creations warmly welcomed for our snacks table, sweet/savoury/homemade/not. NB. We have a couple of Belles with serious allergies. If bringing homemade treats please write a full list of ingredients – thank you!

Check out our Pinterest page for ideas. If you are making something yourself, take pictures as you cook and get your recipe posted with our partner, Borough Market.

WATERLOO FOODBANK Don’t forget we’ll be collecting goods for the Waterloo Food Bank at each meeting. Please see this list for items they need and pop a few in your basket next time you’re at the shops. Here are a few of the most needed items: tinned fruit (400gms), tea bags (80s), UHT milk (1 litre)


14 thoughts on “NEXT MEETING

    • Hi Judy,
      We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month so our next meeting is 18th June 2014. Hope to see you there!
      Beth 🙂

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  3. Hi, I had an idea for a potential speaker, or type of speaker…

    I’ve recently got myself a bicycle and have become aware that many women and gender-variant people (myself included), aren’t taught mechanics by our Dads (or Grannies or whatever!), and don’t grow up fixing our bikes. So it would be brilliant if we had a bike mechanic, female if possible to come and talk to us. I believe Lock7 near london Fields is run by female mechanics but not sure….

    Just a thought I had & decided to share 🙂

    Looking forward to tomorrow meeting.

    • That sounds like a great idea.

      I myself and an amateur cyclist and I know I would probably cycle more if I knew how to fix common problems.

      I’ll let the committee know and hopefully it will be appear in one of our emails soon!


  4. Are those of us in our late 40’s welcome? Not sure if this for those who are much younger!! Would love to come in Nov if I am welcome. Christine

    • Hi Christine,

      of course over 40s are welcome! Our members range in ages from 20s-80s, in fact a visiting WI member said we were one of the few WIs she had seen she would describe as cross generational! 🙂 Hope to see you at Novembers meeting! Cathryn

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