Reminder: Exchange unwanted clothes for those you want, while being environmental and helping San Mateo County women's shelter
- LAST REMINDER!!!
Save the Date * Start Cleaning Out Your Closets * Tell Your Friends
The Spring SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is Here!
May 19 (11-5) & 20 (11-4)
@ MAKER FAIRE
The San Mateo Fairgrounds
Tix are as low as $5/$10 and include all of Maker Faire, buy in advance
for the best discounts
Tickets in Advance: http://store.makezine.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=35
Entry requires that you bring any sized bag of unwanted clothing as a
Sewing Machines are Supplied by Janome
"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and
Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective
creativity! Youre invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and
series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse
and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. Reduce textile
landfill, learn to be a creator instead of a consumer and participate in
At this swap expect thousands of pounds of free clothing, sewing stations
operated by local designers who are there to teach you how to modify your
used clothing, on-site silkscreening, many creative DIY workshops and a
recycled fashion show.
And of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing
sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles
are the collective total of each guest's contribution of one bag of
unwanted clothes. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders
go to a local women's shelter.
About Maker Faire:
Organized by the staff of MAKE and CRAFT magazines, Maker Faire is a
newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft, and engineering
in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire
people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become Makers. This
family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of
makers--anyone who is
embracing DIY and wants to share their accomplishments with an
appreciative audience. Last year, we had 20,000 people at Maker Faire.
What to Bring To Swap-O-Rama-Rama....
Bring: Clothes in season: jackets, wallets, hats, pants,shirts, skirts,
shoes, gloves, belts, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, costumes,
lingere, PJ's etc. Only clothes please!
Do Not Bring: books, bikes, vases, lamps etc... If you cant wear it,
dont bring it!
Quantity is not important. Come with a little or a lot, whatever you got.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is for boys, girls, men, women.
There's Always More
Staff Open Call: If you have a DIY trick that turns anything that was
junk into a wearable or that revives an existing wearable to give it new
life, consider offering it at Swap-O-Rama-Rama by running a DIY table
where you can share your skills. OR if youre a a great sewer who'd like
to help people learn to modify used clothing consider joining our sewing
team. Send an email to heather cameron <true_stitches@...> to join
Why We Swap: http://gaiatreehouse.com/unbounded.htm
Swaps in Other Cities: Please check our city by city swap list for more
cities hosting Swap-O-Rama-Rama's. http://www.swaporamarama.org
Get on the List: send a bank email to ncali-subscribe@...
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