If you’re looking to turn your tired old wardrobe into fresh new duds on the cheap, Vancouver’s Largest Clothing Swap 2015 has got you covered.
Now in its second year, the clothing swap features thousands of donated clothing items, accessories, CDs, video games and more. If attendees drop off a minimum of 20 pieces of clothing, they can come back and take home whatever they want, without limit.
The event was created by the Youth Sustainability Network with the purpose of reducing textile waste in landfills. Last year’s event had over 320 attendees, and lead to the diversion of 15,000 garments from landfills.
“This year, I want to produce the same or better,” says Aishwi Roshan, one of the organizers of the events. As part of the Youth Sustainability Network, Roshan and her partners hope to expose people to alternative, and more environmentally friendly, ways of living.
“I want to get more people aware of how beneficial it is to swap, reuse, and recycle clothing,” says Roshan. “This type of lifestyle is very much relevant, and stylish, and fashionable. People get the same benefits they would from buying new clothes. In fact, it might even better, because you’ll be able to change your whole wardrobe for $8 or less.”
For information, including the rules around donations, visit the event’s Facebook page.
- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Drop off clothes.
- 1 to 2 p.m. – Volunteers will sort clothing, inspecting for rips, stains, holes and infestations.
- 2 to 4 p.m. – Clothing swap begins.
When: August 15, 2015; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Hastings Room at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street
Price: $10 ($8 for Earlybirds)