Thursday, March 22, 2007

Swap Those Clothes You Never Wear

logo for Swap-O-Rama-Rama

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.)

1 comment:

softy brown said...

I saw your post and wanted to let you know that there will be a big swap-o-rama-rama at the maker faire may 19 and 20 at the san mateo fairgrounds. wahoo! and thanks for the mention.
founder swap-o-rama-rama