Upcycled fashions prove a hit at pop-up shop for CLIC Sargent
A pop-up shop featuring a range of fashions redesigned from charity shop donations has raised £1,200 for CLIC Sargent.
The shop in Cabot Circus was open for one weekend only and sold items from the Fix Up Look Sharp fashion brand run by CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
Visitors to the pop-up shop were able to get their hands on a range of stylish and on-trend pieces, created using donated stock such as curtains, bed sheets and other unwanted fabric.
The Fix Up Look Sharp fashion brand has been designed and produced by fashion graduate Ruth Strugnell, who is a Deputy Manager at one of CLIC Sargent’s shops, and her design partner Gemma Pope, from Bristol.
Ruth said: “The whole weekend went brilliantly. Everyone loved the range of unique garments we had to offer and there was a real buzz of excitement.
“We launched the Fix Up Look Sharp range last year and sell items at our CLIC Sargent vintage clothing shop in Gloucester Road, Bishopston.
“Having the pop-up shop was a great way to showcase our range to a whole new range of customers and hopefully it’s something we’ll be able to repeat in the future.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Cabot Circus for allowing us to open the shop.”
About childhood cancer Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
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