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Biome Clothes Swap

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AUD $20

Clothes not sparking joy anymore? Maybe they will for someone else! Be part of the circular economy at a Biome Clothing Swap. Participants exchange their unwanted (but great condition) clothing for clothing they will use and love. Your clothes are your currency! 

Bring up to 10 garments of “swap currency”. Attendees receive a token for each piece of clothing they are swapping which can then be used to ‘purchase’. Refreshments and hangers provided.

Very limited spaces, so bookings are essential! All bookings must be made online (see link).  Please add only this product to your cart.

How does it work? Please read carefully.

  • Sizing and quality: If you have been to a clothes swap before you will know half of the fun is in the mystery. Our last swap we had size range from 6 - 16 and all sizes are welcome. Clothes that are of great quality are encouraged but just like any game the outcome can not be predicted. Bring an open mind, good attitude and we are hopeful you will find some gems!
  • Dropping Clothes off: The collective will accept clothes before the event to help Saturday run on time. Friday the 19th from 9am - 5pm. Please email collective@biome.com.au for questions.
  • If you can not make it before hand drop off time is between 9am - 10.15am on the day of the swap.
  • Event begins promptly at 10.30am first in best dressed!
  • What to wear to a swap: As there are only 3 dressing rooms available we recommend wearing clothes that allow you to try on easier. For example singlets, tshirts, shorts, bike pants, tights etc. Nothing too bulky so you can throw your clothes over the top if the line is too long!

 

Clothing check-list prior to the event – must answer yes to all of the following.

  • Are my clothes cleaned?
  • Are my clothes free from permanent stains?
  • Are my clothes free from holes, tears and/or anything that would make it unfit for resell?
  • Would you want to swap this item for another piece of clothing you would desire?
  • Remember your clothes are your currency, think that one dress you bought for a wedding but never wore? Yes! Tired gym clothes? No!

 

What happens to clothes left over? 

Biome will be sending any left over garments to Restitch Upcycling Studio to be used in workshops. Restitch is a community-based social enterprise that addresses the issue of clothing waste by engaging in conversations and workshops that aim to raise awareness of the environmental impact of clothing and explore potential local solutions.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
AUD $20
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.biome.com.au/diy-workshops/23120-swop-don-t-shop-event-sat-feb-2-paddington-qld.html

Venue

2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Brisbane, Queensland 4064 Australia
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Website:
www.biome.com.au

Organiser

Biome Eco Stores
Phone:
0452 213 440
Email:
fashion@biome.com.au
Website:
https://www.biome.com.au/1047-slow-fashion