CRAFTY HAPPENING: Spring Uber-SWAP Japan Fundraiser (April 30, 2011)
I won’t be in town this Saturday – a day that is turning out to be ramalammed with crafty action (including the Toronto Etsy Street Team’s first ever craft show at the Gladstone!), but I just sent over a bag full of cute duds to Nathalie-Roze & co.‘s Uber-SWAP in support of Japan relief. Sounds like it’s gonna be pretty huge, so if you’re free, do head over and acquire some practically free new spring gear, and even get it altered to fit on the spot, if you need it!
You’re invited to participate in the Spring edition of Uber-SWAP!!
WHAT: A Big, Fab Clothing Exchange & Japan Fundraiser in Leslieville
WHEN: Saturday April 30th, 11am to 3pm
WHERE: Queen East Presb. Church, corner of Queen East & Carlaw (Leslieville)
Facebook Event Page
Expect a serious volume of gently used, vintage & even some *new* clothing & accessories to rummage through & take home. We’re expecting over 100 stylish scavengers (likely more), so save-the-date & please spread the word. The main focus is on women’s wearables, but men’s items are also very welcome. Purge your closet, and come trade your cool cast-offs with stylish local swappers!
Admission: $5 in advance (at Nathalie-Roze & Co.)
…… or $7 at the door
+ your stash of gently used/vintage clothing
♥ If possible, please drop off your swap stash by Friday April 29th!
Note: Those who contribute their loot in advance for sorting will be automatically entered into a draw for one of three Nathalie-Roze & Co. $50 gift cards!
1. You must contribute some of your own quality cast-offs to participate (at least, a grocery bag of clothing, accessories & or shoes)
2. No damaged or dirty items, please ~ only bring clean/decent quality clothing to the SWAP
(Tip: If you’d be embarrassed to give it to a friend, leave it at home)
3. Share the swap love ~ it’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy, but try not to be a greedy gremlin. No buggies, laundry baskets, large backpacks or suitcases allowed this time.
Please take only what you can *reasonably* carry.
NOTE: The maximum Uber-SWAP haul is two regular grocery totes.
1. All leftover items will be donated to Double-Take, the Yonge Street Mission’s thrift shop at 310 Gerrard St. East (near Parliament), which raises money for its various social service programs.
2. A portion of the admission fee & ALL sales of new goods in the I Heart Japan section will be donated to the Red Cross’ Japan Relief Fund.
~ Tons of clothing, shoes, bags & accessories (incl. some vintage goods)
~ A Mini Eco-Market: check out wares by local makers who creatively recycle old clothes & make cool new lovelies (nothing priced over $40)
~ A ‘We Heart JAPAN’ section of new clothing & accessories, beauty products & fabric donated to raise money for survivors of the recent tsunami/earthquake ($2 – $50)
~ A seamstress on-site to make quick alterations to your finds (for a fee)
~ A few *new* indie designer gems hidden in the piles (yay!)
What You Can Expect:
~ a bit of chaos, but lots of fun too
~ mirrors on-site, but no private change rooms (dress accordingly – eg. wear leggings or layers)
~ maybe some shopping in the Mini Eco-Market or We Heart Japan Sale
DO BRING this kind of stuff:
~ jackets ~ tops ~ lighter sweaters ~ skirts ~ jeans ~ dresses ~ hats ~ scarves ~ bags ~ gloves ~ PJs ~ shoes & boots ~ belts ~ leggings ~ purses ~ pants ~ shorts ~ costume jewellery
PLEASE DO NOT BRING:
~ home decor ~ books & mags ~ baby or kid stuff ~ furniture ~ toys
(maybe next time)
Feel free to post any queries on the event wall or call the shop at:
See you at Uber-SWAP on April 30th for some eco-friendly fun!
Nathalie-Roze, Laura & Anneke :]
PS. Feel free to bring re-usable shopping totes.