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The Clothing Exchange National Swap Day 2013

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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Swap yourself a new summer wardrobe
National Swap Day is The Clothing Exchange's biggest annual event on the calendar, this year taking place on Monday 28th October, held at venues all over Australia.

Melbourne's clothes swap venue (Deakin Edge) happens to be within the sophisticated yet architecturally extravagant glass building right in the heart of the CBD in Federation Square on the banks of the Yarra River.

The Clothing Exchange National Swap Day
National Swap Day

Swapping unworn clothes for new helps fashion lovers satisfy their quest for wardrobe treasures in a way that is easy on the environment and the bank balance.

Participants can bring up to 6 items of nice, clean, presentable clothes that have been lurking unloved in their wardrobe. Each item is checked for quality, and swappers will receive a button as currency in exchange for each piece accepted.

Buttons as Currency
Buttons as Currency

All participants must adhere to the following guidelines:

The Clothing Exchange National Swap Day
Clothes Swap Preparation c/

Items should be clean, folded or pressed
Items should be of good quality with a long potential lifespan
Items should be likely to be valued by others ie. would you be happy to give or receive these items as a gift
Items should be free of faults or with minor faults that are easy to repair (e.g. a missing button)
You should be emotionally detached from them!

Tickets are $25pp, however individuals that pre-book tickets online have the chance to "bring a friend for free" here.

Many of us are guilty of owning a wardrobe filled with unworn garments that could be someone else's fashion treasure. The Clothing Exchange's National Swap Day event could be the perfect opportunity to ditch your unworn in favour of a fresh new summer clothing collection.

For tips and advice when attending a Clothing Exchange Swap, check out the following published article on weekend notes here.
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Why? Swap old clothes for new
When: Monday 28 October 6:30 - 8pm
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner of Flinders Street & Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: $25pp or 2-for-1 if booking online
Your Comment
Do they have to be completely unworn? I know people buy clothes that they only end up wearing a couple of times, but to not have worn them at all? I'm surpised there are so many.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12492) 2245 days ago
Hi Erica,
I love your blog, it's great. I think I need some fashion tips of you :)
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1599) 2245 days ago
Sounds interesting. I wonder if they have my size.
by Miyan (score: 2|169) 2243 days ago
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