Hello again to all the swapping sisters out there.
We have been pretty busy since I last chatted to you. As you may have noticed while reading the blog, the corporate world and Local Councils have been getting in on the sustainable swapping act by holding swaps for their employees and constituents.
We held a corporate swap in Sydney CBD with Telstra in May. There was a large turnout and the ladies enjoyed the event. Most people there had never heard of this kind of thing but I think they’ll get used to it. There’s nothing that beats getting new clothes and not having to pay for them!
Ku-ring-gai Council just had their swap at Pymble on Election Day on August 21st. This swap went extremely well. I think this one has been our biggest swap to date with more than 170 swappers. There were some lovely items to be had and most people were very happy with their ‘purchases’… that’s using their button currency… hehe.
And I love that we donated so much clothing to the charity, The Clothesline, so a lot of people benefit from our swap events.
Our regular Clothing Exchange swaps have been numerous too. We had a lovely swap at Marlborough Hotel in Newtown on 18th May. We also had two fantastic swaps at Hotel Clarendon in Surry Hills… one on 26th June and again on 14th August. We love this venue. Lots of fabulous clothes were exchanged on these days. People are really getting the hang of what swapping is all about.
Our next big big big event is National Swap Day on Monday 25th October at Cargo Bar, The Lounge, 52-62 The Promenade, King Street Wharf, Sydney. This event is going to be seriously huge. It’s being sponsored by Venustus Beauty And Body Lab, who use wonderful organic products to beautify you and make you look and feel good. And Cargo Bar is a great venue with lovely watery views of Darling Harbour.
So ladies, see you at a swap soon … Kirst and Suzi