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Clothes Swap at Biome, Paddington

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by Lee Ellwood (EllWords) (subscribe)
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Update April 1st 2019
It's been so successful, Biome keep scheduling new dates!! See for the next swap date.

One girl's wardrobe is another girl's wardrobe
Now, be honest: how many items of clothing hanging in your wardrobe go unworn? Overlooked one-hit wonders that seem to have shrunk in the wash? You know you should clear them out. But, thanks to the War on Waste team, we all know how much clothing ends up in a landfill, and charities now can't manage the piles of donations left on their doorsteps and beside their bins. What to do?

Biome has the answer: a clothing swap! This environmentally aware, sustainability-focused retailer has organised an event on Saturday, 23 February, at which you can exchange your perfectly-good-but-not-really-needed fashion threads for someone else's. Everyone wins!

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And yet you have nothing to wear

How does a Biome clothing swap work? Book your place at the event for $25 via the Biome website, then check your items to make sure they're neat, clean and ready to go. Would you 'buy' them yourself?

If 'yes', bring them to the Biome Collective at Paddington on Saturday, 23 February, and receive tokens for each garment. Shopping begins at 11 am, when you can exchange your tokens for clothing contributed by others. A 'new' wardrobe for 'nothing'!

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Get excited about Biome's clothing swap! Photo courtesy Biome

For extra fun, there'll be light refreshments during the swap, plus you'll get 10% off any Biome purchases on the day.

To keep things simple, no children or babies at the swap, please. Not that someone might 'buy' them, just that space and safety factors mean it's not a child-friendly event.

For full details, see the Biome website. Tickets are limited, so book now! Join Biome in the circular economy and the next thing you know, you'll have yourself a refreshed wardrobe for minimal outlay - as will everyone else who attends!

Any leftover garments won't be dumped outside charity bins to be ruined in the rain and dirt, but will instead be taken to Restitch, an upcycling community enterprise focused on alternatives to landfill for unwanted clothing.

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Biome Collective at Paddington. Photo courtesy Biome

Such an event is no surprise from Biome, a store making a huge impact in ethical shopping. With four stores in Brisbane and a growing following online, Biome appeals to consumers with a conscience.

No products containing palm oil are sold in the stores, and 'disposable' (read: one-use) items are no longer necessary in any home thanks to the wide, thoughtful range of ethically produced, sustainable alternatives.

If you're not near a physical store, the Biome online shopping experience is uber-easy. While you're booking your clothing swap tickets, take a look around in the Biome online store - you'll be glad you did!
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Why? An ethical and sustainable fashion option
When: Saturday 23 Feb, 11m
Phone: (07) 3368 3009
Where: 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD
Cost: $25 - prebook online
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What a great initiative Lee. I really like Biome.
by May Cross (score: 3|5382) 265 days ago
Great article and well written. Welcome to WN.
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