Croydon shoppers are being encouraged to recycle before they refresh their wardrobes this season as Centrale & Whitgift announces it will host an Autumn fashion and beauty event with a difference.

‘Declutter to Refresh’ takes place between 4th to 5th October and is asking shoppers to donate their pre-loved clothes to local charity TRAID, who will be in the centre accepting donation bags to ensure less clothing goes to landfill. TRAID is a charity working to turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of our clothes.

Volunteers will be accepting washed and pressed garments and the first 100 customers to donate will receive a £5 gift card to spend in the centre.

After handing in their old clothes, shoppers can go and explore the ‘Declutter to Refresh’ area, where they’ll get the chance to meet three professional stylists who are on hand giving out free, expert advice on giving their old wardrobe new love and introducing them to the capsule concept.

Stylists Natalie Robinson, Sam Gray and Lauren Jobling each have their own unique approach to fashion. With Natalie being the owner of a personal styling company and incredibly popular on Instagram, Sam’s experience working on celebrity and event dressing to Lauren’s involvement in editorial styling shoots, customers at Centrale & Whitgift are guaranteed the very best advice on how to completely turn around their wardrobe.

Inspired by the Marie Kondo phenomenon, the stylists have used only 25 items to create 100 brand new A/W 19 looks. The outfits will be displayed in four giant wardrobe pods, giving shoppers a chance to browse and get inspired this season’s trends.

As well as four fashion pods, the stylists have also helped to create the must-have beauty products and shoppers can redeem a free beauty session by downloading the Centrale PLUS App.