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Recycling Gets Creative at Community Clothes Swap

December 18, 2012 4:33 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Worried that the holidays are turning into a feast for consumerism? Head to an upcoming event that offers a creative alternative to acquiring new stuff.

This weekend, The Scrap Exchange, a nonprofit creative reuse center in Durham, is hosting a Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a community clothing swap that is open to the public. To participate, simply take a bag of old clothing and a $10 donation ($5 for members of The Scrap Exchange Friends Club) to Bays 1 and 2 of The Scrap Exchange, located at 923 Franklin St. Once there, add your clothes to those donated by other Swap attendees, before searching through to take home clothing you want. The Swap-O-Rama-Rama runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You can buy tickets at swaporamarama2012.eventbrite.com.

After swapping recycled clothes, you're invited to get creative. To give the clothes you've just acquired a personal touch, head to DIY stations to experiment with altering and redesigning them to create new outfits. DIY stations will include sewing machines, sewing notions and tools, an ironing board, trim and accessory supplies, fabric paint and more add-ons.

This event is the 10th Swap-o-Rama-Rama event facilitated by The Scrap Exchange, whose mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse. For more information, go to scrapexchange.org, or call 919-688-6960..



Worried that the holidays are turning into a feast for consumerism? Head to an upcoming event that offers a creative alternative to acquiring new stuff.

This weekend, The Scrap Exchange, a nonprofit creative reuse center in Durham, is hosting a Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a community clothing swap that is open to the public. To participate, simply take a bag of old clothing and a $10 donation ($5 for members of The Scrap Exchange Friends Club) to Bays 1 and 2 of The Scrap Exchange, located at 923 Franklin St. Once there, add your clothes to those donated by other Swap attendees, before searching through to take home clothing you want. The Swap-O-Rama-Rama runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You can buy tickets at swaporamarama2012.eventbrite.com.

After swapping recycled clothes, you're invited to get creative. To give the clothes you've just acquired a personal touch, head to DIY stations to experiment with altering and redesigning them to create new outfits. DIY stations will include sewing machines, sewing notions and tools, an ironing board, trim and accessory supplies, fabric paint and more add-ons.

This event is the 10th Swap-o-Rama-Rama event facilitated by The Scrap Exchange, whose mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community through reuse. For more information, go to scrapexchange.org, or call 919-688-6960..


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