Thursday, March 22, 2007
At the beginning of March, I wrote about various web sites that help you swap stuff.
Now, the members of the Simple Living SF South Bay/Peninsula Yahoo! Group have made aware of some other swapping options - both clothing swap events, but with quite different sensibilities.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. Events are held throughout the USA, and are intended for women, men, girls and boys. Admission prices run around $5 to $10. Leftover clothes are donated to shelters. (Via Compacting to Save the Earth)
Clothing Swap runs events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area - usually for women, but sometimes for men or teens. There may be wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks available plus spa treats so participants can arrive and unwind prior to the Clothing Swap. Some swaps also feature food, entertainment, live music, and/or a dance class. Ticket prices run in the area of $25 in advance, $35 at the door. All clothes that don't find a new home that night are donated to charity the next day. (Thanks to Kathryn Benedicto for the post.)