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Smarter Uniforms to host series of pop-up shops across Brighton

Graham Robson August 25, 2022

With the UK in the grip of the cost-of-living crisis and a new school year approaching, Smarter Uniforms is hosting a series of pop-up shops across Brighton, offering new and high-quality second-hand items that typically cost a third of the price of new uniforms.

The pop-up shops are taking place at Dorothy Stringer High School, Lush Brighton and Whitehawk Library on the following dates and times:

Dorothy Stringer High School – 
Open daily (excluding bank holiday Monday) until Tuesday, August 30, 10am – 3.30pm.

LUSH Brighton – 
Friday, August 26, 11am – 5pm; Saturday, 
August 27, 11am – 5pm; 
Sunday, August 28, 11am – 4pm.

Whitehawk Library
 – September 1 – 3, 10am – 3.30pm. On September 2, customers will need a library card to enter, but all customers are welcome on Thursday and Saturday.

Councillor Hannah Clare, Chair of the Children, Young People & Skills Committee, said: “Many local families have told us that they want affordable school uniforms before the new school year begins. So I’m really grateful to Smarter Uniforms for running these pop-ups.

“Pre-loved uniforms don’t just keep the costs down – it also helps reduce waste and keeps clothing in use for as long as possible. As someone who regularly buys her clothes second-hand, I know the impact doing so can have on addressing the climate crisis, helping to reduce harmful emissions from textiles production, and protect resources.”

Siobhan Wilson, founder of Smarter Uniforms, added: “Thanks to these important partnerships and a large team of fantastic summer interns, we are now in the position to reach out across the community to distribute as many low cost and free uniforms as we can at this challenging time for families.

“The savings associated with buying uniforms from us means that parents will have more money for other important staples such as shoes or blazers. We want to do our best to ensure dressing your children for school isn’t another strain on your pocket.”

For more info, visit the Smarter Uniforms website.