The GreenFest Philly Eco-Exchange Fashion Show and Clothing Exchange is definitely one thing I will be checking out. It's not so much the fashion show I'm excited about (although I am interested to see if they are actually wearable fashions or crazy things that are made from eco-friendly materials but still totally useless). It's the clothing exchange that's got me all a flutter.
See, with the exception of a new pair of sandals and one new shirt, I have been on a new clothing fast this summer. It's been hard. So the opportunity to take some of my unused clothes, and possibly exchange them for some new-to-me clothes, at a green festival is pretty exciting. Who knows if I'll find anything I like or in my size, but it will be fun just looking.
Here are the guidelines for the exchange, straight from the Philly GreenFest website:
CLOTHING SWAP GUIDELINES
11AM – 5PM at GreenFest Philly
It’s time to recycle and revitalize your wardrobe at the Eco Exchange clothing swap. A swap is a fun, eco-friendly way to get rid of previously loved clothing in return for new-to-you items. Swappers are stylish, kind, resourceful individuals of all ages, shapes, sizes and styles: Classic, Trendy, Vintage, Sporty and more. All unclaimed clothing will be donated.
1. Clean your closets.
2. Wash and sort your gently used clothing: women’s, men’s, kid’s; tops, sweaters, outerwear, shorts, pants, skirts, dresses, footwear and fabric. Don’t forget footwear, scarves, hats, jewelry and accessories.
3. If possible, put professional and dressy clothing on hangers; pack the rest into boxes and bags.
4. At the swap, put your items out on the tables in designated areas and scout for new clothes.
5. Be courteous and generous.