VINTAGE fashion fans rummaged through tonnes of clothes in a bid to grab themselves a bargain and help the environment.

The Preloved Kilo event rolled into Colchester’s Charter Hall on Saturday.

Rails were packed full of pre-owned, vintage and retro clothes - some of which had been saved from landfill.

None of the items are individually priced, with shoppers simply asked to pay for the weight of the items they want to take home.

Stock was replenished throughout the day, meaning whatever time people could arrive at the venue they had the chance to pick out something they liked.

General manager of Preloved Vintage Wholesale Steve Lynam said the key to their events which visit at least two towns and cities every weekend was sustainability.

“It was really good day considering it is early January - we had 900 people come through the doors,” he said.

“One of our directors individually selects each of the items and we have suppliers in Asia, Europe and the UK.

“At the Colchester event we probably had about five tonnes of stock.

“Over the last two years we estimate we have saved roughly 600 tonnes of clothing from going into landfill.

“Even the bags we give people to fill up are biodegradable.”