Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Fast Fashion Swish Event

If you enjoyed the EEWI swish in January, you might be interested in the NFWI’s Swish on 21st May to launch the next stage of NFWI's Fast Fashion campaign which aims to raise awareness of unfair wages and working conditions for garment workers and the environmental impact of clothing.  

The Swishing event is in London at St Bride's Foundation, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ and costs £5 entry. (Drop items off at 1.30, swishing starts at 2.30).  You'll be able to spend a Saturday afternoon swapping clothes, shoes and accessories with WI members and friends from across London, while enjoying tea and cupcakes and finding out more about the Fast Fashion campaign.  Sewing tutors from Traid will be on hand to help you adapt and alter your swish finds, as well as stalls to browse and a film screening.

You need to take along up to five items to swish – these can include clothing, accessories and shoes. You will then be issued with a voucher for each item that can then be exchanged for your swish finds.

Places are available on a first come first served basis, but early registration by emailing e.lindsay(at) is essential.

Friday, 15 April 2011

april treats

Erm, I'm not quite sure this particular cake counts as a Healthy Easter Treat -in fact I'm pretty sure it doesn't - but will be able to have my suspicions confirmed on Tuesday 19th April when teacher and chef Theresa Webb, founder of Kitchen Buddy, will be visiting us to tell us - and let us taste - more.   We'll be at our usual venue, St Margaret's House, 7.30 for 8pm.  Visitors welcome ( £3 suggested donation).  Do feel free to bring along some refreshments to share.

We don't have a coffee morning this month because of the Easter break, but we do have a stall at the St George's Day event at the Museum of Childhood on 23rd April from 11.30 - 4pm.   We had a lovely time last year; this time round we won't be selling cakes, but we are planning to have some of our own merchandise as well as good things made by our members.  And there will be a fun bunting workshop
too led by our own Jo Cass. (Donations of bunting accessories or fabric most welcome).

Enjoy the spring sunshine till then.