Clothing Swaps

You are invited to trade in clothing that no longer inspires you, in return for new to you items to revamp your eco-conscious wardrobe. All leftovers donated to charity. A sustainable way to encourage an exchange of treasures while connecting with your community.

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Clothing Swap, by BestEventsInVancouver.com
Friday, February 22, 2019 | 5 – 8 pm | 1659 Venables Street, Vancouver BC |

Tickets are limited, while supplies last!
Advance (online only) $15 / Door $20 (cash only)
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“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!” ~ past participant

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

4:30 – 5 pm | Check In and Clothing Contribution Drop Off

5 – 8 pm | Clothing Swap Event

Clothing swap events provide great opportunity to make space and clear out your closets. Bring your quality, gently worn items to give away, and find what you didn’t know you were looking for!

All ages, eras, sizes, and types of items will be accepted, and must be clean, in good condition, and likely to be valued by others. Accepted items include:
* Women’s, men’s, and/or children’s clothing
* Costumes
* Shoes
* Accessories
* Jewelry
* Craft Supplies
* Linens
* Kid’s Toys
* Adult and Children’s Books
* Small Housewares (no furniture please)

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Let’s make this swap super.
Components of a great swap:
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We have a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:
☆ Attendees are invited to bring five to ten of thier good quality items. Your contributions will then be sorted and added to everyone’s contributions for an opportunity to select of new to you items.
☆ When you arrive, welcome! Event admission must be paid prior to swapping. Please show proof of puchase if your tickets were purchased online in advance. Please drop off your clothing contributions, and then you are welcome to drop in anytime between 5-8pm to get your swap on.
☆ This is an all ages event. Volunteers and kids under 12 get into the event at no charge. Interested volunteers must arrange thier opportunities prior to the event.
☆ Bring your own reusable bag to take your new items home.
☆ Leave your own personal items (water bottles, purses, jackets) close and safe where they will not be mistaken for swappable items.
☆ Mingle with friends, and connect with other clothing swap participants, while checking out all the selection of items to be swapped. You are welcome to help yourself to a selection of what you like best.
☆ Afterwards you are welcome to bring your items home to wash in warm and dry, then enjoy!
☆ Clothing swaps contribute to sharing resources in an enviro-friendly way.
☆ Help spread the word, the more the merrier, with more selection to choose from.

Let’s work together to create yet another great community building event. Good vibes only please!

“I’ll be going through my clothes more regularly now and wearing them more often as I am downsizing the items I have and being more selective in what I bring home to wear.” ~ past participant

“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

The Venue: Please note the venue for this event is the Alternative Creation Studio located at 1659 Venables Street in Vancouver, BC and is very close to Commercial Drive. The venue is accessible by transit, and street parking is also available. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/yffxQ1nfYet

 

wiseswapKnow 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.”

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Participating in Clothing Swaps is the ultimate affordable eco-friendly way to shop without the shopping mall.

Quotes from past participants that have attended our clothing swaps:

“Thanks for doing a lot of the hard work behind the scenes to make this happen…It was really fun and I’m happy there were larger sizes to pick from. I’ll be going through my clothes more regularly now and wearing them more often as I am downsizing the items I have and being more selective in what I bring home to wear.

“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!!” 

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“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.   Recent clothing swap events hosted by BestEventsInVancouver.com have included hundreds of participants with thousands of remaining items being donated to benefit various local non-profit charities.

If you would like more info, to volunteer or get involved, please email:
BestEventsInVancouver@gmail.com

 

 

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7 Responses to Clothing Swaps

  1. Stephanie Heney says:

    Do I need to register for these swaps? I don’t have Facebook

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  2. I have made a more detailed update above for the upcoming clothing swap event posting for September 24th, 2017. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  5. Stephanie Heney says:

    Hi, when are the 2019 clothing swaps going to be?

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