Plastic Seconds guest speaker during Wake Up Campaign event at Rich Mix

‘Conscious Swap Shopping’ taking place this autumn at Rich Mix London as part of the London Design Festival is an initiative created by the behavioural change social enterprise Wakeup Campaign.

The events will be an exploration of our consciousness through the way we consume, behave, shop and feel by introspectively debating on identity, habits, behavioural patterns and the psychoanalysis of our shopping rituals.

Not only will you have the opportunity to bring your clothes and swap them for new ones, there will be a Q&A session where influential guest speakers from the sustainable fashion, lifestyle & academic sphere will be discussing their work, debating on how we can all contribute and help within the re-using/up cycling marketplace. Plastic Seconds has the pleasure to be one of them, while other guests include Zahra Mansouri, Grassroots and Nicholas ODH, part of the research-led collective, SAINT H.

The space will be filled with interesting sections for people to become immersed in fashion for change. There will be a section where people can get their clothes customised by a professional costume designer, engage with visual stimulants for people to interact and engage with, there will be raffles to be won, loads of goodies for sale and not forgetting the fabulous clothes people acquire when they swap!

Venue: Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, Greater London E1 6LA (nearest station Shoreditch Tube Station)

Date: 17th September 2012, 6-11pm

Tickets: £8 online (buy your tickets here) £10 on the door

For more information please visit:

Twitter: @WakeupCampaign #consciousswap #LDF12

Here are some post event photos:

Founder Viviane Williams

Consciously swapping at Rich Mix

Vintage collars by Grassroots - could not resist buying myself one :-)