Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Clean out your closets, SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is here!
Saturday June 21st 1-5pm
Fasten Designer Collective
2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee
$5 and any sized bag of your clean unwanted clothing to enter

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi

Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.

It's easy to make the move from consumer to creator - and it's fun. At this Swap-O-Rama-Rama you'll find a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used clothing into works of your own. You'll find professional designers with sewing machines ready to teach you secrets on how to make modifications to your new/used duds. Or you might try the hand sew area and decoration station where you can learn to embroider, knit, applique, etc. A stenciling station offers many amazing designs for immediate transfer as well as iron-on decals.

Of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes so clean out those closets and let go of what's no longer inspiring. Take home as much clothing as you can carry, it's all free. Remainders go to Goodwill.

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See you there... oh and pretty pretty please... PASS IT ON!

1 comment:

juliesyter said...

The Swap sounds like a fun time for a good cause.

Actually, many things benefit: Goodwill, collective crafting creative energy, and all the good folks who share their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Besides, anything happenin' at FASTEN is sure to be a blast. Yay Fasten!!!