You are invited to our upcoming clothing swap events. Please save the date to join us to trade in clothing that no longer inspires you in return for new to you items to revamp your wardrobe. All leftovers donated to charity. A sustainable and eco-friendly way to encourage an exchange of treasures while connecting with your community.
Know someone that might be interested in this event? Why not invite them too?
The more, the merrier, and the greater selection to choose from!
“Great energy and great people. Wins all around: new wardrobes for everyone, meeting cool people in the community, and donating to a good cause!” ~ past participant
To RSVP, for volunteering, sponsorship, or an possible event collaboration,
please email: BestEventsInVancouver@gmail.com
A limited number of volunteer shifts are NOW AVAILABLE! Pick your shifts before they are all gone. Quote from a previous volunteer : “Had a blast… Volunteering Rocks.”
Quotes from past participants that have attended our clothing swaps:
“Thank you for organizing! This is the first time I have been and I brought a bunch of bags of clothes and left with some awesome finds! A BCBG dress! It was a blast pickin with so many east van ladies :)”
“I want to thank the swap for the nice jacket and jeans I got. Really appreciate it ”
“So enormously excited about this event! Already got two huge bags full of clothing to contribute. Clothing swaps are my jam.”
“Thanks for such a great event! … Great event! I heard the same thing come up – which was that folks were so happy to give their stuff to people they can see and who will enjoy it and know it will be loved. I couldn’t agree more – keep it in the family so to speak, the city family of people we can see and enjoy them enjoying our stuff! It lives on. Looking forward to the next one!” Jocelynn R.
“THANK YOU everyone for coming out! It was such a fun day. Great energy and great people. Wins all around: new spring wardrobes for everyone, meeting cool people in the community, and donating to a good cause (posAbilities). Cheers :)!”
“Thanks to the organizers and all contributors. That was great!!”
“Swapping is AMAZING for two reasons: using your things as currency is a way to recycle un-wanted items back into the world while getting items in return that you are in need of without spending any money. And more importantly, it builds community.” Here is a link to another article for extra motivation in a closet cleanse and reason to join us at our next clothing swap: http://torontotoollibrary.com/5-ways-to-de-clutter-that-will-actually-change-the-world/
Upcoming Clothing Swaps Provide an Eco Affordable Option for Vancouver Residents
Urban living can be expensive, especially for families living in Vancouver, one of the world’s most expensive cities. Finding cost effective strategies can come out of necessity. To lessen one’s environmental impact can be an important personal choice. Community resource sharing, such as lending libraries, flea markets, thrift stores, and now clothing swaps, are only growing in popularity. Clothing swaps empower individuals by providing an affordable option for residents to clothe their families, fashionistas to update their wardrobes, and community members to have a social space to reconnect while they “shop”.
Since 2012 BestEventsInVancouver.com has been facilitating resource sharing for a positive impact in communities by hosting a series of eco-friendly events including: clothing swaps, upcycling workshops, and community potlucks. Two recent clothing swap events hosted by BestEventsInVancouver.com have benefited over 200 participants and thousands of items of unclaimed clothing were donated to a local non-profit charities.
If you would like more info, to volunteer or get involved, please email: