Into Collaborative Consumption, Networking, High Tea? Then here’s an #IWD event for you

The folks over at 10thousandgirl have just let us know about their International Women’s Day event that’s on this coming weekend:

You are invited to a giant clothes swap to raise funds for women living in poverty. Join us for a day of fashion, fun and high tea – and make a difference in honour of International Women’s Day!
The 10thousandgirl Opp Swap combines the opportunity to rejuvenate your wardrobe through a clothes swap market (Remember: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!), to network and connect with other women, and making a contribution to women’s economic empowerment globally by donating to Opportunity International.
What: Giant Clothes Swap Market, High Tea and Networking!
Where: Studio 10, 10-14 Kensington St, Chippendale 2008.
When: Sunday 4th March 2012.
10:30-11.30am- drop off your clothes, pick up your coupons.
11:30-12:00- settle in for a delectable high tea and hear from inspirational women
12:00-3:30pm-Ready set SWAP!
2:30- for latecomers grab a final bargain before the event closes at 3:30pm
How does it work? 
It works by people bringing good quality items of clothing they no longer wear and are willing to swap for garments brought by other guests.
  1. Start thinking about your men’s and women’s clothing and accessories that could go to a new home. Think about what value group they may fall into – Bargain Bin, $5, $10 or $20.
  2. Register prior to the event and all we ask is that you make a small donation to Opportunity International. This could be anything you can give to support women in developing countries – perhaps $5 or $10, the average is about $20 but if you can give more, then good on you! You can also register and donate on the day.
  3. Bring your clothing in on the day, receive tokens for each item, and then you’re able to exchange your tokens for the garments that take your fancy!
Red coupon = to the value of $20 (for example cocktail dresses, high-level brands)
Yellow coupon = to the value of $10 (shorts, shirts, shoes, good condition)
Blue coupon = to the value of $5 (accessories, t-shirts, ‘well-loved’ condition)
Even if you don’t have clothes to swap, come along on the day and pay cash for your finds! Passers-by are welcome!

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