Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Not Your Mama's Swap

I remember hearing about Freecycle for the first time, a few years ago, and thinking how great an idea it is - you get to recycle (instead of toss out) perfectly usable items.  And you have another great reason to declutter (the first reason, for me, being that clutter drains my soul), knowing that someone else will be using that item you just don't need anymore.  You also get to shop for items that you need (or want) without buyer's remorse.

Clothing swaps have been around for quite a while longer than Freecycle, but I'd never been aware of them before a lovely lady I used to work with, Kristine, introduced me to them by way of her site, DewdropDC.  Dewdrop's swaps are more "fashion swap" - not what you'd get at a standard swapmeet.  They ask that you bring at least five like-new or vintage items of clothing, pairs of shoes and/or accessories to swap for items that are "new to you."  Here's a chance for you DC locals to bring in that look that no longer works for you (but might be great on someone else) and get a whole new look to take home and wear out.

Hope to see you there:

DewdropDC Tangerine Tango Swap
Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm
at Vapiano in Bethesda, MD
For more details:

For great opportunities to freshen up your wardrobe and declutter your style if you are not in the DC area, check out Meetup's listings

1 comment:

  1. that's so fun!! we did this in our dorm sophomore year of college! i had a shirt from that for YEARS.


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