‘The Canberra WorkLeisure Clothes Swap’ will see Canberrans gathering in a local call to disrupt consumption in a fashion industry that still values quantity over quality. The deliberate act of swapping clothes encourages everyone to take a closer look at the clothes in their wardrobes. All are welcome—we are delighted to team up with Alpha, Evie Kay, Flow Forage Grow, and Rosella Street for this sustainable, community initiative!
Combining an invigorating refreshment of our wardrobes with roundtable discussions with thought leaders and provocateurs, this event will cover a range of issues from #WhoMadeMyClothes to how to care for your clothes and a closer dive into the materials, dyes, plastics, microfibres and chemicals by asking what’s in my clothes?
For anyone who considers herself an activist: this event is for you! By reducing the need to buy new and donating to Communities@Work, refresh your wardrobe in a meaningful way.
When: 12 June
Style of Clothing: WorkLeisure: part athleisure and part traditional work attire, office-appropriate outfits with a sportif twist. All attire must be in pristine condition: no stains, rips, tears, pilling. The rule of thumb is that the item should be in such a condition as to be fit for sale or fit to gift a friend.
Where: Sound CBR – Governor Place, Unit 175/44 Macquarie St, Barton ACT 2600
HOW TO SWAP WITH THE GALS:
- Bring ONLY 1 – 7 items of clothing or accessories to add to the swap collection pool.
- The swap begins after the opening toast.
- At the end of the swap, any remaining items will be donated to Communities@Work.
- Swap clothing requirements: clean, good quality, + in good condition.
- Rule of thumb: only items you would sell or gift to your gal pal.
- Items to bring: WorkLeisure style dresses, pants, skirts, tops, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, jewellery.
- What NOT to bring: swimwear, underwear, pyjamas, nightwear. We have a strict, discretionary vetting process to ensure all items are high quality.
What are the community-based benefits of a clothing swap? Besides nailing some gorgeous pre-loved pieces to invigorate your wardrobe, clothes swaps are a fundamental way to curate a sustainable wardrobe. In 2017, ABC TV + iview’s War on Waste series reported that we throw out 6000 kilos of fashion textile waste to landfill every 10 minutes!
At the end of each season clothing swap, we donate all leftover items to Communities@Work: a resilient and socially inclusive community that cares for the well-being of all. More specifically, we donate corporate-style items for the ‘Care and Share’, a program which provides women in need with free clothing, shoes, and accessories for job interviews, work experience, or other special events.
Who is this event for?
We’ve curated this event for EVERY gal of every age, profession, and in every season of life.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All ages are welcome to attend. Our age ranges typically from 19 – 65. Must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of parking but we recommend rideshare or carpool!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We send out a reminder email 1-2 days before the event.
Want to sponsor this event, donate something for swag bags/giveaways, or vend?
E-mail Krishaa at Krishaa.Tulsiani@cbrgals.com.
I’ve never come to an event/I’m new to Canberra. Can I come alone?
Absolutely! Most of our gals who come to our events come alone. Get ready to meet a bunch of other brave, like-minded gals.
What is the deal with the suggested price?
Our events are free when they can be, period. For this event, ticketing covers beverage costs. If you choose to name your price and contribute above the minimum, your money goes to event creation, the costs involved with setting up and running the event, website maintenance, advertising, and rentals. In short, your contribution, however small, helps us exist. We are a community not for profit organisation.
Do you have a refund policy?