The Scrap Exchange is set to host its 2015 Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant community clothing swap celebrating creativity over consumerism. This public event will take place on Saturday, January 31 from 10am-3pm.
To participate, simply bring unwanted clothing and accessories plus a $10 suggested donation. Participants add their contributions to the growing piles of clothes donated by all Swap attendees, and then take home as much “new-to-them” clothing as they want! The clothing swap includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as accessories like belts, scarves, shoes, hats and more.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is not simply a clothing swap; it’s also a time to celebrate creativity and reuse. DIY activities will be available for participants to alter and reconstruct clothing. DIY stations will include sewing machines, sewing notions and tools, ironing boards, trim and accessory supplies, fabric paint, a t-shirt press, and much more! Community members and artists will also be available to host demonstrations on topics such as altering sweaters, transforming t-shirts and making your own laundry detergent. Other activities will include a Trashion Show for Swap participants and mask-making in preparation for Mardi Gras festivities.
This event marks the 11th Swap-o-Rama-Rama event facilitated by The Scrap Exchange. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a national program founded by Wendy Tremayne promoting reuse, creativity and community engagement through clothing swaps. For more information on the national Swap-O-Rama-Rama model, visit swaporamarama.org/.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama will be held on Saturday, January 31. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at scrapexchangeswap.eventbrite.com.
For more information, go to our Swap-O-Rama-Rama page, or call 919-688-6960.