Upcoming Event: Dash Me’s Summer Swap Party

Another great clothing swap opportunity is coming up on Saturday, July 26, 2014!

I love clothing swaps, and Dash Me’s Summer Swap Party is going to be the place to be to get some great new-to-you clothes, shoes, and accessories. For just $7, you can have an opportunity to get rid of some stuff you’re no longer wearing, and welcome some new stuff into your closet. You can register right now on EventBrite, or you can hang here a little and hear why clothing swaps are awesome.

Dash Me Summer Swap - July 26, 2014

Why swap?

According to the EPA, Americans throw 68 pounds of clothing and textiles away each year, per person! That adds up to over 10 million pounds of waste annually. And let’s face it, we all have clothes have sit around unworn, just collecting dust and hanger dents. So instead of standing in front of a closet full of clothes you never wear, why not do something green about it?!

Swapping is fun, and cheaper than heading to whatever fast fashion store you prefer to get some new duds.  You never know what kind of gem you might uncover, and I tell you, some of my favorite articles of clothing have come from swaps.

How’s it work?

Well, first, you dig through your closet and pull out all of your unwanted shoes, clothing, jewelry, and hats.  Make sure everything is in good, wearable condition and that it’s clean. Pack it in a bag, and bring it over to 1133 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Arrive at 12:30PM, because swapping starts at 1:00PM, and the earlier you start, the better stuff you’ll get.

When you drop off your items, the Dash Me event staff will sort your items and give you a card that tells you how many items you can take.  The sorting makes it easier to go through things, and the card ensures everyone leaves with the same number of items they came with (or less).

Everything that isn’t swapped (or deemed suitable for swapping by the event staff) will be collected and donated to a local charity at the end of the event.  So that means, you have zero responsibility for anything you bring… once it leaves your hands, it either goes home with someone else, or gets recycled.  Pretty awesome!

The details, again…

The Dash Me Summer Swap is on July 26, 2014. It begins at 12:30PM and goes until 3:00PM, and will be held at 1133 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607.

The cost is $7 and you can get tickets here.  You can bring as many items to swap as you like, just make sure they’re in good condition and clean.

Last, but not least, you can find out more about Dash Me at www.dashmeswap.com.  Head on over and check out photos from past events, and more.

Hope to see you July 26!