Bring along your quality but neglected clothes and exchange them for swap tokens which can be used to exhibit or purchase new items.
It’s simple to get involved. To qualify for swap tokens, items must be gently used or as-new. No faulty or stained clothing – give quality, get quality!
Bring five items maximum.
Come for the swap, stay for the interactive workshops on sustainable fashion, mending jewellery and making a reusable bag.
1.00pm – 2.30pm – drop off your items to swap in exchange for Swap Tokens
3.00pm – start swapping
4.00pm – swapping ends
We’ll have local stylist Hannah Gray of The Clothing Cleanse on hand to offer styling advice during the swap.
1.00pm – 1.45pm In a Responsible Fashion, declutter your wardrobe without costing the earth with Tanya Lewis
Join a 45 minute Q&A session with the Eco Organiser, Tanya Lewis, and leave with a better understanding of what your wardrobe clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of your unwanted stuff. The Eco Organiser’s simple philosophy to “live simply so others can simply live” aims to help people organise their time and space – and to do it in an environmentally responsible way.
2.00pm – 2.45pm Curating a conscious wardrobe with Hannah Gray
Before you select new items for your wardrobe in the swap, hear from sustainable fashion expert, Hannah Gray about curating the perfect wardrobe. Hannah is a Melbourne based personal stylist with an interest in sustainable and ethical fashion. With 13 years’ experience working in the fashion industry, she brings her specialist knowledge on fit, fabric, colour and style along with a desire to make positive change in people’s lives through what they wear.
Wander around the hands-on activities to learn how to reduce your waste and live more simply.
1.00pm – 4.00pm Mend and Make – mend your broken jewellery and make new pieces out of recycled materials
1.00pm – 4.00pm T-shirt to Tote – turn an old t-shirt into a reusable carry bag
Zero Waste Victoria will be on hand to share their tips and tricks to reduce your waste and environmental impact through simple lifestyle choices.
Tanya Lewis is a writer, speaker and professional eco-organiser who provides down to earth solutions to help people declutter and simplify their lives. With a simple philosophy borrowed from Ganhdi, Live simply so others can simply live, Tanya has built her own platform Eco Organiser and has helped people across the country organise their time and space in an environmentally responsible way. Tanya is a specialist in thinking outside the square, inspiring new ideas and introducing easy-to-maintain systems that can help make time for the most important things in life.
Hannah Gray, founder of The Clothing Cleanse, is a Melbourne based personal stylist with an interest in sustainable and ethical fashion. With 13 years’ experience working in the fashion industry, Hannah brings her specialist knowledge on fit, fabric, colour and style along with a desire to make positive change in people’s lives through what they wear. Hannah will share her down-to-earth and gentle approach to creating the perfect wardrobe and making room for positivity.