The NCAD Gallery presents, NU Wardrobe Swap Shop on Tuesday 19 December 2017, 6pm.

The NCAD Gallery is delighted to hold a NU Wardrobe swap shop on Tuesday 19 December 2017, 6pm.

Tuesday, 19th December - Friday, 15th December 2017

The NCAD Gallery is delighted to host a NU Wardrobe Swap Shop on Tuesday 19 December 2017, 6pm - 8pm. Entry 2euro. Please bring your pre-loved clothes to the NCAD Gallery. Look good. Save Money. Reduce Waste. Join NU on Tuesday 19 December for the second annual swap shop in the NCAD Gallery. Raise awareness about sustainable fashion, have fun, pick up some outfits and donate to children in direct provision. The NCAD Gallery will be donating any proceeds from the NU Swap Shop to Children in Direct Provision via the Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland. JRS Ireland are a revenue approved charitable trust (CHY17317). Please find out more here and here

Join our event

How to Swap Shop with NU.
* 1 item for 1 token for a new item of clothing.
* Clothes must be in wearable, lovable condition. We cannot accept underwear, pieces of textile, or clothes that are ready to be recycled.*
* Swap Shop works best when everyone brings beautiful pieces. Think about what items you would like to take home with you.
* You don't have to be a student to come along to this swap shop! So come give your clothes a new lease of life, and be part of the #FashionRevolution. Remember, they won't get worn in landfill!
The NU team X

Find out more about NU at or please read further below in this document to find out more about NU Wardrobe.


Photography: Cillian Morrison and Bunsen Media.

NU is a female-led startup based in Dublin and we are dedicated to providing alternatives to fast-fashion that are affordable and accessible no matter what your budget. The fast-fashion industry moves so quickly and so we have begun to dispose of clothes after just a few wears when each piece has a whole life to enjoy! We're bringing people together so that we can enjoy fashion, and by sharing and swapping we extend the life-cycle of our clothes and significantly reduce waste.

NU believe that each time you want to wear something different is shouldn’t mean that you need to buy something brand new. There are so many ways that you can find a beautiful piece that’s ‘new to you’.

By borrowing, swapping, thrifting, renting or vintage shopping you still experience the same wonderful rush of wearing a brand new outfit.

Nu began in 2015 with just two passionate students and has quickly grown to a brilliant and talented team of 8 graduates and students, and a community of much more spanning the globe from Ireland to Jamaica to Australia! Everyone who signs up, follows, reads, or attends a Nu event, joins a community of like-minded people who believe in a sustainable fashion industry and who want to be part of that change.

NU believe in an engaging, informative and solution based approach to learning about the challenges facing the sustainable fashion industry. Sometimes it can feel so scary to think of all the problems at once and it can be disheartening when you feel that you cannot change such a large industry on your own. Together we can learn about different issues as well as the different ways to tackle each one. With small and simple changes we can each make a significant positive impact and as a community, our impact will be so much more!

We run fashion events such as swap shops, panel discussions, documentary screenings, and upcycling workshops and we are always encouraging and supporting our community members to run their own events too. (If you would like to get involved, please do get in touch).

Find out more about NU here 

Anne Kelly Programme Curator NCAD Gallery T + 353 (0)1 636 4390 E

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