Posts Tagged ‘clothing exchange’
Posted in Movements by JulietteA on May 20th, 2011
It wasn’t long ago that spending an evening mid week swapping clothes in a laneway bar was thought as totally out of the ordinary, perhaps even strange. 6 years later The Clothing Exchange is now part of the fabric of our sustainable city having challenged the status quo of how Melbournians acquire ‘new’ clothing. Thousands of swappers have enjoyed our events, which can now be enjoyed in cities across Australia. On June 1st we will be celebrating the last 6 years of sustainable progress by holding our Birthday Swap at Loop Bar in Melbourne. Bring along up to 6 items of clothing that you value but no longer wear to swap for ones that you will. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
Kate Luckins (formerly Pears), founder of The Clothing Exchange, was the first of the 3-minute presenters at the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Sharing. The title of her presentation was “Releasing fashion waste from closeted detention; the tale of The Clothing Exchange“. You can view her presentation and slides below.