Sustainable fashion fans have the chance to pick up pre-loved designer labels at Swansea’s favourite re-use shop’s newly-extended clothing section
Swansea Council’s Tip Treasures in Llansamlet has been extended and refurbished to include new sections for re-used wood products and designer clothing.
The extension has been funded by Welsh Government grants aimed at encouraging repair and reuse of items that would have normally ended up in the recycling system or landfill
It means shoppers heading for the popular venue at Llansamlet Recycling Centre will be able to find brand name pre-loved clothing that’s been carefully restored among heaps of other bargains to choose from.
Featured brands include Kailio, Next, M&S, Monsoon, Jasper Conran Junior, Made in Italy and Quicksilver.
Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Improvement and Infrastructure Management, said that since it re-opened as Swansea emerged from the pandemic, Tip Treasures had been hugely-popular.
He said: “Tip Treasures really is going from strength to strength. The refurbished and extended shop means that for the first time we’ve been able to create a clothes department for people looking for stylish bargains with all items carefully-vetted, washed, dried, steamed and, if required, mended before sale.”
Cllr Thomas said: “The Tip Treasures initiative is a win-win for everyone because we get to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and residents get to secure quality goods at bargain prices.
“At a time when we’re counting down to Cop26, the climate change conference being hosted in Britain later this summer, the people of Swansea are helping us all do our bit by donating items to Tip Treasures.”
The shop is open 9.30am to 4.30pm seven days a week and also offers a range of bikes, garden equipment, exercise and sports equipment.