Looking to add some new pieces to your warm-weather wardrobe without breaking the bank, or perhaps just Marie Kondo-ing your closet to make room for things that spark a little joy?
Well, do we have a series of events for you.
For four Tuesdays this spring, a community swap is being held in South Vancouver where folks can trade in clothing that no longer inspires in return for “new to you” items to revamp your eco-conscious wardrobe.
Think about it as a sustainable way to exchange some treasures.
Participants are encouraged to bring quality, gently worn items to give away. All ages, eras, sizes and styles of clothes will be accepted, as long as they are clean, in good condition and likely to be valued by others. You need to bring at least five items to participate.
That includes women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, costumes, shoes, accessories and jewelry.
They are also accepting craft supplies, linens, kid’s toys, adult and children’s books, as well as small houseware items.
The entrance fee is $10, which contributes towards the venue rental cost, and any unswapped items will be included in the next week’s haul. At the last event, any goods remaining will be donated to local community groups and charities.
Oh, and some pro tips: Bring your own reusable bag to bring your stuff home, and keep your personal items like purses and jackets close so they’re not mistaken for swappable items.
Where: Lupii Cafe, 7743 Champlain Crescent, Vancouver.
When: April 9, April 30, May 14, May 28
Time: 5 to 7 pm