To kick start the 2010 swapping year, the Melbourne Team is putting on quite the show! Not only will they be holding a fabulous swapping event for the guys and girls as part of the Sustainable Living Festival on Wednesday 10th February from 6.30 at BMW Edge Federation Square (tix $20 book online), but The Clothing Exchange will also be hosting a forum on Sustainable Fashion as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, lead by our very own Kate Luckins! This fashion forum will feature some of Australia’s leading ethical and sustainable fashion experts including Cameron Neil and Emer Diveney. They will be discussing the darker side of fashion, including fair trade, sweat shop labour and issues surrounding sustainable textiles. There will also be some handy tips on how to reduce your fashion footprints. And best of all this forum is free, to be held at BMW Edge Federation Square on Friday 19th February.
The Clothing Exchange team in Perth is hitting the ground running this year with its first swap planned for Tuesday February 23rd. The event will be held at the Hotel Northbridge 210 Lake Street. Please note that the original date for this event has changed (used to be 2nd Feb). Tickets at $25 and can be pre purchased online. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Watch out Sydney, The Clothing Exchange has just announced their upcoming dates for the first few swaps for 2010!
The first swap will be held at the fabulous Addison Road Centre, Marrickville on Saturday 6th February, check in commences at 5.30. This event is sure to be blast as it will run co-currently with the Makers Night Market which is held at the same venue, so be sure to book your tickets early through The Clothing Exchange Event page.
The second swap will be held at the Surry Hills Library on Saturday 13th March. This event is free to members of the library, but if you’re not a member then that will be $15. To reserve your swapping spot please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to check out The Clothing Exchange website for guidelines on how the swapping will work and what to bring. Should you have any other thoughts/comments/queries for the Sydney team please send them straight through to email@example.com and the lovely Kirsten will be able to reveal all!
Last year The Clothing Exchange launched in Adelaide and Perth. The year before than we conquered Sydney. And a few years before that we took on Melbourne. This year we have our sights set on Brisbane. Brisbane, the tropical state, a city of fun, excitement, sand, surf and of course pineapples! (not to mention an amazing array of other amazing summer lovin’ fruit!)
There is actaully so much happening in Brisbane at the moment that we, down south, didn’t realise the hub of activity that is taking over our northern friends! Did you know Peppermint Magazine is based there? The family group of ‘Thousands’ subculture e-newsletters have already set up their 4000 cousins. There are more summer lovin’ music festivals on than you can poke a stick at including; Sunset Sounds on 6th and 7th January, Music by the Sea on 8th-10th January, and Summadayze on 9th January. There has been a major redevelopment of the Chinatown area which is expected to be finished in time for Chinese New Year, so that is sure to go off (Feb 14th for those who need reminding)! The Brisbane Powerhouse is turning 10 this year, so they too have an impressive line up of general amazingness including the Brisbane Comedy Festival on Feb 21st – March 23rd, The Jan Power’s Farmers Markets are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 6am (just in case that talk to tropical fruit has gotten your taste buds flowing!), and The Festival of Tibet from Jan 27th-31st. Pecha Kucha is also planning on getting in on the action, launching in Brisbane with their first performance on March 24th… So as you can see there is SO much going on that The Clothing Exchange just needs to be part of all this fun! Last but in no way least, Brisbane has managed to trump all of the interstate rivals by implementing the first CityCycle sharing scheme similar to those already set up in Brussels and Seville – now that’s what we call progress!
So if you love swapping, have a flair for events, enjoy fashion, are passionate about saving the environment, and running your own events based business has been a dream of yours ….. then send The Clothing Exchange email at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you would make the bestest ever host Australia has ever seen! Looking forward to hearing from you ….