It's a Swap Off

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Clothing Exchange are partnering with Australian Red Cross and will host a series of simultaneous clothes swapping events – National Swap Day, across Australia on 17 October.

Ready... set...swap!

"National Swap Day will be a chance for fashionistas nation-wide to update their wardrobes while also helping to protect the environment by recycling their unwanted wares. The events will be hosted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, with thread-lovers in regional areas also being encouraged to host their own swaps

Swappers are encouraged to bring six garments or accessories to swap in return for six buttons – they can then peruse the clothes racks for clothes of their choice in exchange for these buttons"
Kate Luckins, founder of the Clothing Exchange, said, “We have been holding swap events since 2004 and following the success of last year’s first annual event we were inspired to make this year’s even bigger and better. “Over this time we have seen demand for recycled clothing increase dramatically as people begin to recognise the environmental, as well as economic, impact of continually shopping for new clothes on the high streets. Also, swappers love the idea of their used threads gaining a new life in someone else’s wardrobe. “It is estimated that the fashion industry produces around $1.7 billion worth of waste annually and so we are delighted to be helping people raise awareness of this issue and how they can make a positive impact on the environment.” The events will be held simultaneously at 6:30pm and swappers are encouraged to bring six garments or accessories to swap in return for six buttons. They can then peruse the clothes racks for clothes of their choice in exchange for these buttons. The Clothing Exchange has benefitted from the advice and support of PlanBig to help draw more swappers on the day.

The Melbourne swap will be happening at 6:30pm on October 17 at The BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Usually attendance to The Clothing Exchange swap holds a $25 entry fee, however, for mailing list subscribers in Melbourne, you have the opportunity to SWAP FOR FREE, if you come to the event dressed in your favourite swapped outfit and pose for a picture, you do not have to pay $25 for your swapping experience.

RSVP to confirm your place to melbourne@clothingexchange.com.au More details right here. Other locations around Australia for the 'day of the swap' can be found here

Are there any clothes swapping or swishing events in a city or town near you?


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4 comments:

Skippingtail said...

Aargh, that's the love of my life's birthday and I don't think he'll want to be joining me at a clothes swap :(

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

This looks like a great event and so well- organized. It is giving me ideas for how we could do one here in Melbourne ... Florida : > Enjoy!

Alice (VESTIGIAL WINGS) said...

im jealous, that looks like a lot of fun!


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Amber Crumer said...

This event surely is a hell lot of fun...

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