Forth Environment Link is urging Falkirk shoppers to swap not shop this May.

The charity is holding its first clothes swap event at Revive Falkirk, 199a High Street, on Saturday 26 May from 12noon-4pm.

To take part in the swap, you should drop off your unwanted clothes and accessories before Wednesday 23 May. (Revive is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11am-4pm).

Kelly Rice, Revive Falkirk Project Coordinator, said: “We’re encouraging shoppers to use their unwanted clothing as a currency to take home something that they’ll love. Swapping rather than buying new, is great for the planet. Extending the life of our clothes by passing them on, reduces our carbon emissions and cuts down on waste. Donating clothes that you don’t wear to the swap is also a great way to declutter your wardrobe and gain some gently-used clothes that are new to you. Best of all it costs nothing to take part, so everyone can do their bit to help the environment.”

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes in good, clean condition will be accepted and there is a limit of ten items per customer. (Swimwear, underwear, shoes and jewellery can not be exchanged.) In exchange you’ll be a given a token per item donated to spend at the swap on the 26th.

For further information on the clothes swap click here.