Visit us to choose brand new clothes

Thread Ahead runs events every 3 months, once per season. These are usually in January, April, July and October and they take place at at 123 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. We offer a range of brand new clothes, accessories and toiletries, including period products. Please note that we do not currently have capacity to provide items outside these events. Join our mailing list to make sure you hear about events as soon as they are announced.


Our events are open to anyone with insecure immigration status who is in the UK on human rights grounds. This includes refugees, asylum seekers, those with limited or no leave to remain, and overstayers. Our services are not available to those with British or European citizenship. We will never share information given to us regarding the immigration status of individual visitors with any third parties, including the Home Office.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be more than happy to chat things through with you.


We try to make all of our events feel as inclusive and safe as possible. We are open to all regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion or disability.  If you attended on of our events and have feedback about how we could have improved the service, please get in touch.

Gender neutral bathrooms are available at all events, and all have step-free access along with spaces to sit down. While we do not stock children’s clothing at present, our visitors are very welcome to bring children with them. If you have any concerns about accessing our events or would like to chat to us before coming to ensure your needs can be met, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.