The Great Christmas Swap

For the second year running Elle Swapalot* will be hosting the Great Christmas Swap at the Fayre Christmas Fair on 4th December 2010.  Bring along some once loved items of clothing and be ready for swap heaven.

Here are the timings for the swap:

2-2.45pm Drop off your clothes. Bring six things max.
3.15- 3.45 Browse the swap items. (A good chance to scope out the bits you love and explore the Fair Trade Stalls at the Fayre.)
4-4.45 Swapping begins
5.00 – Bargain Bin (Nab those unclaimed items for any crafting you want to do)

It always works best when you bring something that tells a story.  Swaps are the brilliant for bringing happy endings and good beginnings to all our closets!

* Elle Swapalot is an East London group of gals who like swapping clothes, recycling our hasbeens, neverworns and possibly maybes.  Inspired by sartorial sustainability and the power of small stuff, we were recently involved with Oxfam’s Canvas for Change project where we created a textile piece using patchwork squares called Two Bee One.  This was a way to revisit the make do and mend approach of the 1940s when resources were scarce and time spent collectively with neighbours was time well spent.

See you there!


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