Thursday, October 4, 2018

community clothes swap

Coming up next on our calendar is our celebration for National Recycling Week with our annual Community Clothes Swap at the Cultural Centre on Saturday 3 November between 9am and 1pm.

Held simultaneously with the Cultural Foundation's Bookfest, another great recycling event, the Clothes Swap includes women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

If you bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories to participate, then it's free to swap, or otherwise, only a gold coin donation to buy. There's no limits - bring along some stuff, and you're free to take away what you desire.

Upcycled shopping bags and produce bags will be available to purchase, and there'll be displays and demonstrations of some great upcycled textile ideas.

Clothes Swaps promote the perks of reuse and recycling and are great for the environment, but they’re also a fun and interactive way to refresh your wardrobes and cleanse your collections for free, making it a budget-friendly alternative to buying new.

Swapping just one suitcase (20kg) of clothes saves enough energy to run a TV non-stop for 1.7 years.

We invite people to participate and bring along a few items to swap, or just come and talk to us and learn more about the broader theme of minimising waste.

As well as the focus on clothes, it's a great opportunity to bring along things which BOSS collects for recycling initiatives, which include

  • mobile phones and accessories for the mobile muster
  • xrays and corks for recycling
  • old plastic store cards to be upcycled into guitar picks
  • bras and swimmers for the uplift project 
  • hearing aid and household batteries
  • fabric for bags and other crafts, including tablecloths, tshirts, curtains and sheets.

We’ll also have information there on recent innovations in recycling, including toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, and other cleaning and beauty product packaging, soft plastics and ewaste, plus info on the upcoming container deposit scheme.

check out our facebook event here

thank you

thank you to everyone who made our World environment day festival 2018 event such a success. thank you all for coming and sharing your special wares and skills, your talents and creativity. thanks to all our participants, supporters, visitors and volunteers. you are all awesome.

we've had heaps of great feedback, and already planning things for next year. 
see you next year on saturday 20 july 💖

if you went, please think about completing our feedback form. we'd love to know what you thought, and get any suggestions you have for future events.