3things Exchange for Change
When: 1 Oct - 30 Nov 2011
Where: Your place
Oxfam Australia is excited to present 3things' Exchange for Change- a month long festival that explores behind the seams of the complex fashion industry. Whether you're interested in ways to reduce, reuse and recycle your wardrobe, giving your designs the sustainable edge, finding out more about the environmental impacts of clothing production, or fair wages and safe working conditions for the people who make our clothes, we've stitched together a festival for anyone ready to evolve their fashion sense.
DIY Clothes Swap Kit - Download Free!
Keen to get your hands on some new threads without putting a dent in your wallet or the environment? Get some friends together and host your own swap party! Check out our DIY booklet, which has all the info you need to know to host your own swap, as well as fundraising tips, tools and more info about the fashion industry. All money raised from swaps will be dontated to Oxfam's East Africa Appeal. With the government matching all donations dollar for dollar up until November 30, we're extending the dates that you can host your swap up until then too!
National Swap Day
Interested in getting rid of that jacket that never looked quite right on you? Experience swapping like never before at The Clothing Exchange's National Swap Day on October 17. Bring all of your loved but unwanted clothes and swap them for threads you'll actually wear! With swaps in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, it's a great night of fashion, talks, mingling with like-minded people and clothes! Check out all the details here.
Online speaker series
Hear from those in the know in the fashion industry as designers, advocates, academics, textile works and entrepreneurs share their knowledge and opinions from their experience in the industry. Learn more about where your clothes come from; the social and environmental implications of the textile industry; the vision for sustainability; and how you can be more eco friendly when it comes to fashion. Check out our video series here.
Ever wished you knew some basic sewing skills so you could alter that awesome outfit you saw in Vinnies? With workshops around the country offering courses in everything from basic mending to elaborate sewing, now's your chance! Click on your state to find a workshop near you.
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Special thanks to Kris McIntyre who conceived the original Exchange for Change idea. Also thanks to Stephanie Zappala and Prue Upton for the use of their images from Exchange for Change 2010.