Sun, Oct 15|
Spring Clothing Swap (Sunday 15th October)
We welcome you back to another fabulous TIKKI Studio Clothing Swap! This is a free event, everyone welcome!
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Queenstown, 108 Spence Road, Lower Shotover, Queenstown 9304, New Zealand
About the event
We will be opening up our beautiful little sewing studio in Lower Shotover to the community for a Clothing Swap! Thanks to Queenstown Lakes District Council sponsoring our event as part of the Waste Minimisation Funding. This is a free event, please RSVP online, everybody is welcome. So, Come along to Tikki Studio and swap your pre loved clothing for something different!
What is a clothing swap I hear you say?
A Clothing Swap is shopping with no money involved. All you need to do is bring along 5 pieces of clothing that no longer bring joy to your life but are still in good condition and swap it at the event for something else. or simply put, you bring your old and unwanted clothes to us where you can swap them for something new and exciting! So go rummage through your wardrobes, what have you not worn in a long time? Bring it along and trade with fellow swappers! It's that easy. It is good on the wallet and our environment too! You can find more information regarding the idea of clothing swaps: HERE
Why should you take part?
Free clothes! Need I say more?
Ok well actually... there is more...
We are all guilty of hoarding clothes we don't wear anymore or worse, disgarding the pieces we no longer have a need for. Sometimes this can be because they are old, not your size, maybe it's not in fashion now. Recycling them into somone elses closet means their wearable life is extended and helps reduce the items that would alternativley go to landfill. There is a real buzz you get from finding hidden gems in there!
So what about the clothes that are broken or stained?
Well... we are trying to tackle those too! We will be gathering items that have natural fibres, to re-dye them a dark colour, giving them a face lift and covering any stains or dullness. And we have our very own sewing superstar Nina ready at hand with advice, at the DIY repair station. If you have anything that needs a quick fix in order to be worn again, feel free to use our machines and pick Nina's brain!
What happens to the clothes that aren't swapped?
Good question. Luckily we have our clothing swaps each season, so we will save the clothes for the next swap in 3 months!
We want to make this a fun day for our community so even if you don't have anything to swap still come along, we love to meet our fellow crafters for a cuppa and a chat too so feel free to bring some snacks or treats, Nina will make her famous Brownie! We also have a beautiful garden, and some farm animals near by outside so the kids can be entertained aswell. See you there!