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Youth and the future are synonymous. But without a healthy planet, both will struggle. An upcoming Youth Day Swap and Mend is suiting up to show us how small changes make a difference, and anyone with clothes to swap is invited!


Cape Town, South Africa (07 June 2024) — The youth and our future go hand-in-hand. As many of the younger generations rightly vocalise, concerns about the world we’ll live in, tomorrow are concerns that will affect no one more than them, with vulnerable communities at risk of facing the bulk of these burdens. Tying together the potential of youth and the problems they face, is an upcoming Youth Day Swap and Mend event—set to remind us that the power of change works best when it comes in small, collective and considerate doses.

On 16 June, South Africa celebrates Youth Day as a time when we honour the power the youth in our country have shown before, and continue to ignite!

Sustainable fashion champion and media NPO Twyg, is inviting people in Cape Town to join in the love of eco-consciousness, sift through their closets and find 10 garments that they’re willing to swap out for other pre-loved ones from someone else.

“Swapping and mending are two of the best ways to reduce your fashion impact,” says Twyg, who annually honours those doing their part for the environment through fashion.

For those who wonder how conscious fashion can make a difference; the fashion industry is a great contributor to eco-headaches, contributing to around 10% of humanity’s Co2 emissions, with fast fashion largely leading the industry’s problems through environment-straining rates of production, lower-quality garments that end up contributing to waste, not to mention the landfill stress fast-made goods impact.

This Youth Day, marrying the opportunity to make a better future for the youth through action we can take now, efforts like the Swap and Mend show us that oftentimes it’s small, collective and conscious changes that add up to the biggest changes!

Swap and Mend Deets

When: 16 June from 10 am-2 pm

Where: Makers Landing, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

What to Bring: A maximum of 10 garments or accessories (not jeans or T-shirt material as they already have more than enough) in good condition.

How it Works: Once you’re in, you will get to swap for as many clothes (of the same quality) as you brought in.

Tickets are R50 cash.

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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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