NATIONAL SWAP DAY MELBOURNE
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

NATIONAL SWAP DAY MELBOURNE

It's our favourite time of year!

This year will be the eighth annual National Swap Day and to commemorate the day, The Clothing Exchange will host simultaneous clothing swaps in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart on Wednesday 10th October. 

National Swap Day is the biggest swap on our calendar and it is a great time to share the joys of swapping. 

Check in starts at 6:30pm to 7:00pm, swapping starts at 7:35pm. We are delighted to announce we have secured Jenna Flood, aka the Ironic Minimalist as our guest speaker and stylist extraordinaire. The Ironic Minimalist focuses on slow fashion styling using preloved garments, vintage and ethically made brands. She believes that fashion shouldn't cause harm to the environment and avoids fast fashion by sourcing most of her wardrobe from op shops.
Jenna will be sharing her top styling tips for your preloved wardrobes and offering a unique styling session for savvy swappers. This is one event not to be missed!

We will also have some very exciting door prizes up for grabs! 

Buy tickets here!

Event information

Date: Wednesday 10th October

Venue: 

Brunswick street Gallery

322 Brunswick st

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Bring: Six items

Tickets: $25

Check-in: 6.30 - 7.00pm

Stylist Workshop: 7.00 - 7.30pm

Clothing Swap: 7.30 - 8.30pm

If you haven't been to a swap before or need a reminder about how things work, check out our swapping guidelines here.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the swap! 

View Event →
NATIONAL SWAP DAY HOBART
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

NATIONAL SWAP DAY HOBART

  • Founders Room – Salamanca Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year will be the 8th annual National Swap Day and The Clothing Exchange will be hosting simultaneous clothes swaps in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart.

National Swap Day is a celebration of #swapping instead of #shopping – a chance to get off the fast fashion trend-mill and enjoy an evening of sustainble style over a glass of sparkling. This is the first National Swap Day to be held in Hobart and we intend to swap up a storm!

If you have good quality garments you once loved but are no longer favourites, this is the perfect opportunity to find them a new home and join the swapping revolution. 

Buy your ticket online and you can bring a friend for free!

Event information

Date: Wednesday 10th October

Venue: 

Founders Room

Salamanca Arts Centre

77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Bring: Six items

Tickets: $25

Check-in: 6.30 - 7.00pm

Clothing Swap: 7.00 - 8.00pm

All leftover clothing will be donated to the Australian Red Cross to help raise much needed funds for their humanitarian services.


View Event →
NATIONAL SWAP DAY SYDNEY
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

NATIONAL SWAP DAY SYDNEY

 

This year will be the 8th annual National Swap Day and The Clothing Exchange will be hosting simultaneous clothes swaps in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart.

This is always the biggest swap event on our calendar with plenty of surprises in store and it's always a great event for introducing your friends to the concept.

Gather your lovely, unwanted clothes and join the swapping revolution that is taking over Australia.

Buy your ticket online you can bring a FRIEND FOR FREE!

Tickets are $25.

The Australian Red Cross: All leftover clothes will be donated to our new partner the Australian Red Cross to help raise much needed funds for their humanitarian services.

Event information

Date: Wednesday 10th October

Venue: 

Public House Petersham

292 Stanmore Rd

Petersham, NSW, 2049

Bring: eight items

Check-in: 6.30 - 7.00pm

Clothes Swap: 7.00 - 8.00pm

 

 

 

 

View Event →

The War on Waste Clothes Swap - Supported by ABC Hobart & City of Hobart
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

The War on Waste Clothes Swap - Supported by ABC Hobart & City of Hobart

ABC Radio Hobart and the City of Hobart are teaming up with the Clothing Exchange to fight the war on waste!

Join us and play your own part in the fight as the ABC's Craig Ruecassel looks to take on Australia's biggest waste issues again in a second three-part documentary TV series. 

The City of Hobart is also tackling our city's waste issues head on, with aims to achieve zero waste in Hobart by increasing recycling programs and reducing waste disposal.

On Saturday 4 August we’re asking you to slow down your fast fashion by joining the City of Hobart and ABC Radio Hobart for a free War on Waste Clothes Swap.

Did you know that 6 tonnes of clothing are thrown out every 10 minutes? We’re on a mission to learn how, together, we can all do something about textile and fashion waste.

So, raid your wardrobe and join us to do your bit for the environment and have some fun at our free clothes swap.  

We're calling for both women and men to get involved and update your wardrobe in a way that's great for the environment - and for free! This is your chance to become a Tassie war on waste warrior, so get a group together with your partners, mum, dad, bothers, sisters and friends and register today

How to take part

Registrations are essential. Please ensure you register before Friday 3 August to take part in this great event. 

Please make sure you’ve read the rules of the Clothes Swap before you register.

Event information

Date: Saturday 4 August

Venue: Hobart Town Hall

Check in: 10–11:30am

Clothes Swap: 12pm–2pm

Get in early to check in your items and be ready for when the Clothes Swap doors open at 12pm. Grab your War on Waste goodie bag from the ABC Radio Hobart team and enjoy a Saturday morning coffee from 10am.

New to clothes swaps? When you check your clothes in at the door at 10am you will receive buttons to use as currency once the swap opens at 12pm. Participants can take one item for each button they receive and there will be swap volunteers to assist. 

Clothes Swap rules – please read before registering

• You can bring up to six items. If you have extra items, you’ll be asked to choose which ones you plan to swap

• We will only accept quality adult clothing (clean, well presented and undamaged with a long potential lifespan) which you would be happy to give to a friend

• We welcome all good quality adult clothing - men's and women's accessories, daywear, eveningwear, and sportswear of all sizes

• Items we won’t accept: swimmers, sleepwear, underwear or children's wear

• To make this swap extra memorable we encourage clothes which are locally made, designer, vintage, and fabulous, in one way or another

• 1 item = 1 swapping token. When you’re ready to leave just take your new goodies to the volunteers and they’ll check your items and sign you out

• If two of you see the same item and both of you want it we’ll do a coin toss and let fate decide

• Any left over clothing will be donated to the Red Cross

More info on how Clothes Swaps work

Visit http://www.events.clothingexchange.com.au/guidelines/

More info on War on Waste

War on Waste airs on ABC TV and iview from Tuesday 24 July 2018. 

You can listen in to ABC Radio Hobart for more in-depth discussions and stories throughout the season.

Visit the War on Waste website for more information.

 

View Event →
ABC RADIO SYDNEY, WAR ON WASTE CLOTHES SWAP
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

ABC RADIO SYDNEY, WAR ON WASTE CLOTHES SWAP

After the success of last year’s War on Waste Clothes Swap, we are back and bigger than ever, PLUS this year we’re asking for kid’s clothes, toys and books.

With War on Waste Season 2 returning to ABC TV and iview on Tuesday 24 July, it’s time to raid your wardrobe and join Simon Marnie and the Saturday Breakfast team for a morning of sustainable fashion and fun in conjunction with The Clothing Exchange.

You can take part in workshops to up your eco-friendly game, there’s a kid’s corner to keep the little ones entertained, and the café will be serving coffee, cakes and sandwiches.

How to take part

Registrations are essential and will open Thursday 19 July.

Event information

Date: Saturday 4 August

Venue: ABC Ultimo Centre, 700 Harris St, Ultimo

Bring: up to 4 items of clothing

Kids: bring up to 5 items

Event times

Registration: 9am sharp

Workshops: 9am – 11am

Clothes Swap: 11am – 1pm

Live broadcast with Simon Marnie: 11am - 12pm

The ABC Café Auntie Knows Best will be on hand to provide your Saturday morning coffee so make sure you bring your reusable cup. They also make great sandwiches and poke bowls, and word on the street is that their caramel slice is amazing.

 

View Event →
What She Swaps
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

What She Swaps

The Clothing Exchange has partnered with OXFAM Australia to share the ‘What She Makes’ message for a high impact clothing swap on July 5th, 2018.

The collaborative initiative is designed to bring consumer awareness to the working conditions female garment workers experience and allow you the opportunity to sign the pledge for big brands to pay a fairer working wage.

While these household brands are enjoying big revenues, women making our clothes are trapped in a cycle of poverty, paid as little as 39 cents (AU) an hour. As a swapper you will be able to learn how you can support a fairer fashion future and walk away with fashionable new additions to your wardrobe guilt free!

To make this swap extra memorable, bring up to six items that are locally made, designer, vintage or fabulous, in one way or another. Please research the campaign company tracker here and avoid swapping these low rated brands. And lastly, make sure you are emotionally detached from the items, as anything left over will be collected by the Red Cross.

Amazing reasons to attend!:

1) Sign the pledge and support fairer working conditions for female garment workers

2) Refresh your wardrobe with up to 6 new items! – for only $25.00

3) Enjoy a fun and unique way to shop/swap in a stunning venue with like-minded savvy swappers! 

Purchase tickets here

Date: Thursday 5 July 2018

Time: 6:00pm Check-in opens

6:45pm Swapping begins

Location: The Stables – Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melb

Ticket: $25.00 - purchase online now 

Speakers: Jessica Wheelock – OXFAM & Nadia Foti – Teacher/Designer

Together, we can tackle poverty in the fashion industry. Attend this event, show your support and sign the pledge.

View Event →
Free Hobart Clothes Swap – supported by the Hobart City Council
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Free Hobart Clothes Swap – supported by the Hobart City Council

The Clothing Exchange is proud to host a Free Hobart Clothes Swap in collaboration with the Hobart City Council this Mother’s Day.

Did you know that 6 tonnes of clothing are thrown out every 10 minutes? Let’s slow this down and have fun at the same time!

The Clothing Exchange invites people to bring the clothes they value but no longer wear to exchange for those they will. Participants are encouraged to bring six garments or accessories to exchange using buttons as currency. Participants can take one item for each button they receive and there are swap volunteers to assist.

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018

Bring: Up to six items of clothing

Venue: Hobart Town Hall

Check-in: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Clothing Swap:  2.00pm – 4:00pm

This is a free event but bookings are essential – email waste@hobartcity.com.au to book. 

 

View Event →
Melbourne - A Swapping Revolution, as part of Fashion Revolution Week 2018
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Melbourne - A Swapping Revolution, as part of Fashion Revolution Week 2018

The Clothing Exchange is proud to partner with The Global Fashion Exchange & Fashion Revolution Australia / NZ to host a clothing swap during Fashion Revolution Week 2018. Through this collaboration, we will achieve the ultimate goal of saving 1 million pounds of clothing from landfill

To achieve this massive goal we need you swappers to join us on Sunday April 29th at The Space Dance & Arts Centre for our high impact swap, A Swapping Revolution. Swapping is a clever and thrifty way to update your wardrobe and save you dollars as well as making the world a better place. If you have good quality garments you once loved but are no longer your favourites, this is the perfect opportunity to find them a new home. 

To make this swap extra memorable, bring up to six items that are locally made, designer, vintage or fabulous, in one way or another. Just make sure you are emotionally detached from the item, as any items left over will go to charity.

Tickets are available online for $25, and 10% of ticket sales will be donated to Fashion Revolution so they can continue to transform the fashion industry to be a force for good.   

Date: Sunday 29th April

Tickets: $25 (online or at the door)

Bring: Up to six items of clothing

Venue: The Space Dance & Arts Centre, (Upstairs) 318 Chapel St (enter via Carlton St), Prahran, 3181

Check-in: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Clothing Swap: 11.30 am

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

We will be announcing more details closer to the date so stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates!

 

 

View Event →