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Art Of Swishing

Swishing? A swish? A swisher? The swisherati? The swishset?! Just what are we on about?! Well, it’s a little thing that could have a big impact, it’s fun and productive and could possibly get you a new wardrobe as well as help the environment.

It’s called swishing, and it rocks!

Swishing happens when a group of people get together with clothes they’ve either never worn or lost interest in. You know, that pair of jeans that seemed to fit well in the store’s mirror, but at home it’s a different story. The little black dress whose potential spectator cancelled at the last minute. These people get together with their unwanted clothes with the aim of giving them a new home, and also hoping to fill their new closet space with a few pieces that someone else wants to pass on.

Check out some of our videos here and articles below to find out more…

We threw a Swishing party last night

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We hosted our very own winter Swish last night for some of our closest pals. Check out all the pics now…

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Listen up Londoners: Swap your unwanted clothes at Rhythms of Life’s September Swish

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London based homeless charity, Rhythms of Life, are throwing their very own swishing event on September 21 and you should get involved…

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Global Cool’s Summer Swish

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Global Cool decided to throw own own summer Swish last night for all our closest pals. The evening was a roaring success (if we do say so ourselves). Check out all the pics now…

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Swishing just got swisher!

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Think clothes-swapping is more frugal than fashionista? Think again, because swishing – the art of clothes swapping – just entered the high-fashion arena…

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Got a passion for fashion? Check out these top tips to save money and make our clothes last longer

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Did you know that consumers spend £38million a year on clothes but most of it goes in landfill? There is another way…

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Swishing Week 2012: Fashion fit for a Lord…

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Ever heard of the Art of Swishing? We popped along to the House of Lords yesterday afternoon for the launch of world Swishing Week and to catch up with all our lovely fellow Swishettes…

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WE STEAL YOUR STYLE: This week – Vintage croc clutch bags

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During a night on the town we spotted this gorgeous clutch bag in the hands of the stylish Sophie. We cornered her to get a picture and find out whether it had Global Cool credentials…

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WE STEAL YOUR STYLE: This week – Nautical stripes and sheer maxis

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This week there were so many sustainably stylish fashionistas to pick from we found it very hard. But in the end we chose Amy Davidson for her quirky mismatch style when we spotted her at a customising party in London…

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How to throw your own spectacular Swishing party and get a shed load of new (and FREE) clothes!

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Swishing is an art we already know all about, but just in case you’ve been out of the loop we’ll enlighten you… It involves swapping clothes you don’t wear anymore with other people who feel the same way about their old garb. Swishing is a fantastic way to trade in unwanted clothes to avoid being a hoarder wardrobe and also to get some great new party frocks absolutely free. We’re here to help you thrown your own ultimate Swishing party with these great tips…

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WE STEAL YOUR STYLE: This week – stripes, prints and bold colour block

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Introducing our first style spy candidates: Charlotte Smith and Cristina Aranda. We met these lovely ladies at The Crafternoon Tea Club’s Fash Mash event on Dalston Roof Park in association with Create 11, and couldn’t resist their summer style…

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Yeah sure, he’s no Paul Daniels, but we’ve certainly been spell bound by Harry Potter’s magic…

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The Harry Potter premiere last week marked the end of an era for J.K Rowling. We’ve loved watching the stars grow up, with Emma Watson being a Global Cool favourite and Daniel Radcliffe choosing an eco-friendly car. The books and movies have taught us not to drive our cars by hopping on a broomstick instead, to reuse and recycle by magically repairing everything and to always go organic especially in Snape’s potions class. However, we know that it’s not that easy for us muggles to hop on a broomstick so here are our tips on how to be like Harry for the greener good…

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School of Cool #25: Kate Middleton

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By Royal appointment, this week’s School of Cool goes to Kate Middleton. Princess in waiting, fashionista and a Swishing fan too. We approve, Wills…

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Thank frock! The world’s biggest wardrobe of dresses – and they’re all yours

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Sick of never having anything to wear? Imagine if you could pick and choose from an endless wardrobe of frocks whilst getting rid of some of your unwanted dresses? The London Frock Exchange takes Swishing to a whole new level, and Global Cool caught up with CEO Charlotte Davies, to find out all about it…

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Twitter + Swishing = Twishing

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Is your wardrobe overdue for a clear out? Are you desperate for some new style inspiration? Why not try Twishing…

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How to be an expert swisher (and look fabulous on a shoestring)

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Fashion blogger Ms Wanda gives her top tips for making the most of your swish…

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The ultimate fresher’s guide to starting university

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If you’re about to become a fresher, you’re in for a treat. But in case you don’t know what you’ve signed up for, we’re here to teach you newbies how fresher life needn’t spoil the Earth as well as your liver…

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