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Swap into Spring – March 6th

Closeup of ladies clothing on hangers.


You might not believe it but spring is really around the corner!

Are you hoarding tons of clothes that you never wear? Sometimes you fall in love with a dress but only wear it a couple of times before deciding it’s just not your style anymore. After all, styles and trends change so quickly; who knows what you’re going to like a few months or even a year from now. All of those unworn clothes start to take up precious space in your closet, but just throwing them out isn’t an option. So how do you clean out your closet AND find new clothes to add to your wardrobe that you WILL wear?

Come to The Makehouse SWAP INTO SPRING Clothes Swap!

March 6th, 2013
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Place: The Makehouse, 833 1/2 Fort Street
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Here are a few swap rules…

Guests should arrive at 6pm for set up. Swapping will begin at 6:30pm once we’ve laid everything out.

Each garment that you bring is worth one token, which can be exchanged for something else. It’s a one for one concept that makes for easy swapping. Please bring your own shopping bags to take your new loop home!

If you pick it up and try it on first – it’s yours. This rule has always worked in every swap I’ve been to. If you love it too don’t get green-eyed – just get over it and find something else! There’s always plenty of clothes to go around!

We ask that everyone label their clothing by size [this can just be a paper or tag pinned to each garment [safety pins please!]

All clothing should be clean and free of stains, holes, or major damage. It’s true that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” but no one wants to be stuck with actual trash.

Please if possible drop your garments off in the days leading up to the swap as this helps immensely with the setting up.

We hope to see you there!

Please note that the swap is potluck so please bring along either something to drink or some nibbles.

Leftover clothes will be upcycled in workshops or donated to charity.

This event is free, but we are looking for a few volunteers to help set up and clean up!