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Join Patrick & Team CC at We Invented the Weekend

A letter from Patrick

When I was a kid one of the highlights of my year was the scout jumble sale. In the big hall at Greenbank Church the good citizens of Morningside would unload their unwanted clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac and other bits and bobs, all of which would be sold to support the local Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies. Over the years we got some brilliant stuff from the jumble, my friend James got a fake leather jacket that he wore for years, one year I got a 12 speed Raleigh racer which I resprayed silver and was my pride and joy right through my teens. Jumble Sales, School Exchanges, Swap shops and all sorts of buying and selling second hand things were an everyday part of life until the 1980’s. In just over a week's time we will be back at the brilliant We Invented The Weekend Festival in Salford, a joyous celebration of the workers of the north of England fighting for, and winning the right to, two days off work each week. This year we’ll be running our own Big Community Jumble Sale, selling second hand CC clothes, slight factory seconds, shoot samples, studio samples and various other pieces we have unearthed at the various factories we work with. Its all brilliant stuff, and will all be sold for about a quarter of what a new version would cost you. Its all part of our mission to make good clothes available to all, and to remind us all that great quality clothes will last a very long time, and will get better with age. We need to make big changes to the way we consume. We need to buy less, buy better and move from the destructive linear make-use-dispose model, to a beneficial climate and people positive circular use-reuse-repair-recycle-repeat model.  We look forward to seeing you and to giving a good home to all this great clobber.  

Learn more at We Invented the Weekend.

We'll be at Media City, Salford on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024. The event is free and open to all.

The Big Community Jumble Sale will be located in the Hot House building, on the MediaCity Piazza (the big glass one!). Our opening hours will be 10 – 5 on Saturday and 11 – 5 on Sunday.

House of Books and Friends will be joining us there from 10 - 4 on Saturday. You can buy a copy of Patrick's book LESS and get it signed by Patrick on the day.

You can also watch Patrick Grant talking all things LESS at 1pm on the Talks Stage.

See you down there!




A letter from Patrick

When I was a kid one of the highlights of my year was the scout jumble sale. In the big hall at Greenbank Church the good citizens of Morningside would unload their unwanted clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac and other bits and bobs, all of which would be sold to support the local Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies. Over the years we got some brilliant stuff from the jumble, my friend James got a fake leather jacket that he wore for years, one year I got a 12 speed Raleigh racer which I resprayed silver and was my pride and joy right through my teens. Jumble Sales, School Exchanges, Swap shops and all sorts of buying and selling second hand things were an everyday part of life until the 1980’s. In just over a week's time we will be back at the brilliant We Invented The Weekend Festival in Salford, a joyous celebration of the workers of the north of England fighting for, and winning the right to, two days off work each week. This year we’ll be running our own Big Community Jumble Sale, selling second hand CC clothes, slight factory seconds, shoot samples, studio samples and various other pieces we have unearthed at the various factories we work with. Its all brilliant stuff, and will all be sold for about a quarter of what a new version would cost you. Its all part of our mission to make good clothes available to all, and to remind us all that great quality clothes will last a very long time, and will get better with age. We need to make big changes to the way we consume. We need to buy less, buy better and move from the destructive linear make-use-dispose model, to a beneficial climate and people positive circular use-reuse-repair-recycle-repeat model.  We look forward to seeing you and to giving a good home to all this great clobber.  

Learn more at We Invented the Weekend.

We'll be at Media City, Salford on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024. The event is free and open to all.

The Big Community Jumble Sale will be located in the Hot House building, on the MediaCity Piazza (the big glass one!). Our opening hours will be 10 – 5 on Saturday and 11 – 5 on Sunday.

House of Books and Friends will be joining us there from 10 - 4 on Saturday. You can buy a copy of Patrick's book LESS and get it signed by Patrick on the day.

You can also watch Patrick Grant talking all things LESS at 1pm on the Talks Stage.

See you down there!