After some guilt-free shopping? Well, it’s time to swap instead of shop! The Adelaide Sustainability Centre invites you to scour your wardrobe and pull out those quality items that no longer serve you, fit you or inspire you. Chances are there is someone else out there who will give that starved piece the love and affection it deserves. Do your bit to curb the fashion industry’s consumerism agenda, in style.
The way it works:
Select the items in your wardrobe that are due to be moved on. These items could be clothing, accessories, and shoes that you would pass on to a friend. Consider not only skirts, pants, and jackets. Think scarves, boots, and jewelry too.
Bring them along on the swap day at 6 pm, enjoy complimentary nibbles and either go explore the local dinner/market locales, or hang around and browse/socialize while we sort.
Swapping begins at 7.30 pm. We ask that you swap gracefully and generously. Adjudication will be provided if required.
If you need some inspiration, listen to this for some clothes swap wisdom http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/clothes-swap/8105802
All sizes, colors, and styles are welcomed and wanted.
Any clothing remaining at the end of the swap will be donated to women's services.
Tickets for entry is $10, book your tickets today …. Limited spaces.
All profits will be donated to support Common Ground Adelaide's women's group and remaining clothes will be donated to other women's services in the city.
The Common Ground community garden is located at our home-base, The Joinery. Common Ground, delivered by Housing Choices Australia, is is a not for profit organization providing a real solution to homelessness. The Common Ground model involves bringing together a mix of people – in a managed apartment building – including spaces for community development, living skills, and training activities, office areas for support staff and health professionals and services. Their programs strive to create opportunities for tenants to improve their lives via links to the arts, education, health, and social services and sport and fitness and, where possible, employment or volunteering.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of SA.
Accepted items include clothing and accessories - women's clothing only. We will not be swapping children's clothing at this event. Please bring quality items only (functional, unbroken and in good condition).
We ask that you limit the number of clothes you bring in to one or two (garbage) bags or a suitcase.
Items can be delivered prior to the event. Please contact the Adelaide Sustainability Centre on (08) 7123 2166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
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