Cost of living crisis has contributed to sustainable living according to kilo sellers ‘Worth the Weight’
By Gemma West
The team running the touring vintage clothing sale Worth the Weight Vintage have been struck by waves of families as they fight to provide fashion for their children during the cost of living crisis.
The sale made its big comeback at the Venue @ DMU on Sunday(NOV12) and it was a huge hit across the city with people flooding out with bags full of items.
Chris Davies, the events manager and warehouse supervisor, said: “It’s something for everybody.
“There has been an increase in family shops and children are more under pressure to buy branded items, so we have them at a more reasonable price.
“People are becoming more aware of sustainability, and the cost of living crisis also has a big impact on how people are shopping.
“We also have a lot of long-term fans that love vintage and antique items that can’t be found everywhere… they have a timeless feel and you’re saving them from the landfill.
“Since The Great British Sewing Bee came out, a lot of older people have come for the materials because they’re high quality and made to last”.
Chris said that as much as he loves the fashion side of the sale, he also loves the logistics of working out how exactly they’re going to set up for the event.
The DMU Venue is one of their favourite locations because of its open plan and huge doors.
Really busy events are really messy events, and this was true of this one. The racks were overflowing with unique and interesting pieces and the team members were constantly restocking and rehanging items, it was a real team effort all round.
Chris showed a picture of the warehouse and it was full of bales of clothing metres high. During the week they’re restocking the warehouse to prepare for the next big weekend.