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 women12:00-3:30pm-Ready set SWAP!2:30- for latecomers grab a final bargain before the event closes at 3:30pmHow 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!