ONE of the latest crazes to hit Britain's school playgrounds is set to be part of a series of swap shops in Teesside.
Retailer Hobbycraft's Stockton store is inviting customers to loom band swap shops.
A two-week digital festival bringing together Birmingham's creative sector for an eclectic mix of seminars, debates, swap shops, Twitter forums and networking events kicks off today in Digbeth.
Other highlights include a creative swap shop, which allows companies to combat the recession by swapping skills and products for services that they really need and a Digital Britain "unconference" with a live video stream of Lord Carter speaking at the ICC on June 17.
Mums and dads can exchange their children's toys and clothes at a series of swap shops designed to raise money for the Chronicle's Sunshine Fund.
Jenny said: "The Swap Shop will be entertaining, interesting and a great girly night out.
Now, Worcestershire County Council is urging schools and community groups to run their own swap shops.
Coun Derek Prodger, cabinet member for environment, said: "As well as being fun community events, the swap shops drove home an important message about the need to re-use items in a bid to reduce the number of valuable resources which are sent to landfill.
The festival also includes swap shops
, where your unwanted garments can be traded in for something that takes your fancy from someone else's wardrobe.
for unwanted plants are to help celebrate Compost Awareness Week in County Durham.
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Visitors are invited to bring undamaged but unwanted clothes, books and CDs to trade in free swap shops