Clothes stalls, booths and goodies to browse. Remember what markets are like? It’s been a fair while since we last had the chance to attend one, almost too long ago to remember. On Sunday, May 30 a pop-up thrift event is coming to Nicosia’s Flea market to swap clothes, buy second hand and support sustainable fashion.
“We are thrifting to be part of the fashion revolution,” say the organisers, “part of a more sustainable future, against exploitation and sweatshops. Our planet is suffering from the overwhelming mass production of clothing most of it made out of plastic. Thrifting our clothes instead of buying new ones is one of the ways we can be more conscious with our consumption. At the market, you’ll find second-hand clothes and accessories, and information about fast fashion and sustainability, consumerism and how to help each other change our clothing buying habits.”
The all-day event, lasting from 10.30am until 6pm, is supported by local groups which are advocates for sustainability and consciousness in one way or another. Fashion Revolution Cyprus is part of a big movement that calls for a transparent, fair and accountable fashion industry while the Earth is Calling CY is an initiative that aims to share environmental and humanitarian awareness.
Along with the thrifting and second-hand buying, eight people will be selling their clothes at the pop-up market and anyone else interested in joining or being part of a future thrift market should contact the organisers on the Facebook event (Pop up Thrift Market) to bring even more voices to combat fast fashion.
Pop-Up Thrift Market
Thrift market. Flea Market Nicosia, Kaimakli. 10.30am-6pm