Spring Uber-SWAP: A Used & Vintage Women's Clothing Exchange @ Eastminster United Church, Toronto [29 April]

Spring Uber-SWAP: A Used & Vintage Women's Clothing Exchange


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29
April
11:00 - 14:00

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Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N6
Uber-SWAP returns....Saturday April 29th, 11am to 2pm!
This is the 22nd edition of our popular Women's Clothing Exchange & it'll be held at: Eastminster United Church (Danforth, near Chester station). Spring Uber-SWAP will help support the church's Accessibility Fund and leftover items will be donated to the Yonge St. Mission & other local agencies serving women & newcomers.

Edit your closets & trade your best *Spring* appropriate cast-offs with other stylish scavengers in the East-End at our eco-lovely event. Passionate re: thrifting, vintage-hunting & the planet? Then, definitely plan to attend…
==> We also have a *Maker Section* of craft/art supplies (incl. Fabric, Beads, Yarn, Paints, etc.)

Uber-SWAP is a lot like visiting your favourite thrift store during a 50% off sale, but it's an even more frugal way to update your wardrobe & you're more likely to find good quality fashion nuggets in the mix. Expect mild chaos, but the crowd is generally more enthusiastic than aggressive.
We have helped revamp many wardrobes & donated over $12K & truckloads of garments to various Toronto charities (literally hundreds of garbage bags crammed with clothing), since 2009. Thanx for helping us redirect clothing from landfill & allowing us to supporting deserving local non-profits by attending Uber-SWAP.

WHAT's THERE?
Expect a tempting stash of gently used, vintage & even some *new* women's clothing (some contributed by local indie designers), bags, accessories & footwear. Basics to fashions gems will be found in the mix + Crafty/Art Supplies too!
SIZING: Mainly XS to XL, though we do have some plus-size & maternity items in the mix.
— This event is organized by Nathalie-Roze & Co.

== Tickets are $10 each, whether in advance OR day-of ==

ADVANCE DROP-OFFS
1. Saturday April 22nd, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Eastminster (same venue as the event) — basement/Hurndale Room
2. Monday April 24th, 5-7pm (same as above)

OR

Same-Day Drop Offs
If coming ahead doesn't work for you, same-day drops start at 10:30am. Please *don't arrive early*, as we have a tiny window for set-up. There's typically a line-up & a bit of a wait day-of. By taking advantage of our Advance Drop-Offs, you already have a ticket & can go right in & swap whenever you arrive on Saturday.
NOTE: The church is on the North-West corner of Danforth & Jackman — beside Timothy's, if you'd like to sip a hot drink while you're waiting, but no drinks are permitted inside the event.

BE IN THE LOOP
Please 'Like' the Nathalie-Roze & Co. Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (@NRandCo) & or Instagram (@nathalieroze) for the latest info, updates & a chance to win * FREE* tickets & extra bags to fill over the two weeks before Spring Uber-SWAP.

— � Save-the-date & please help spread the word re: this eco-fab & frugal event! The more, the merrier — more people at Uber-SWAP = more cool stuff for you to choose from & more donations for the non-profits we support.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
Your stash of in-season (Spring appropriate), decent quality & clean clothing & accessories. We are also accepting craft supplies (eg. fabric, beads, yarn, patterns, DIY books, etc.).
--> MINIMUM: 12 (1 dozen) *approved* items per person to participate, though most people bring 15-20 items each & some bring far more.
TIP: Please aim to bring in 15+ pieces, as we don't accept all items presented. The gentle curation is a key part of why people keep coming back to Uber-SWAP & it also pleases our charity partners (we don't donate damaged/dirty/worn out items). This is our 22nd Uber-SWAP, and — after various tweaks & experiments — we find that this system works best for everyone. Please read through the guidelines, if you are new to our events. Thanx.
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THE FORMAT
We now provide identical bags for all attendees to fill, in an effort to maintain fairness.
If you contribute the minimum, you get a Regular bag — bring in stellar quality, particularly unique Vintage pieces or a high-volume of good quality approved items & you'll receive two bags to fill — this is up to the full discretion of our team.
Participants will have a chance to win a second bag via social media.
--> We'll give away extra bags via Twitter/FB & Instagram contests in the run-up to the event & also during Uber-SWAP.
==> Please use our event hashtag: #UberSWAP, if you're tweeting/posting about the event before/during/after.

SORRY, but…
*** WE ARE NO LONGER USING THE T-SHIRT BAGS ***

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WHAT SHOULD YOU CONTRIBUTE?

Please BRING only Women's *Spring-appropriate* clothing & accessories in good condition (no holes, rips or stains):
~ Light Sweaters ~ Dresses ~ Jackets ~ Spring Coats
~ Skirts ~ Pants & Jeans ~ Tops
~ Shoes & Boots (in good condition)
~ Silkscreened/Unusual T-Shirts (no yellow armpits, please)
~ Bags & Belts ~ Hats & Scarves ~ Jewellery

--> NOTE: We are not accepting these items this time:
** leggings, tanks, white tees, shorts, bathing suits & or gym gear (unless it's brand new, ideally with tags) **

FYI, small accessories & jewellery are welcome, but do NOT count as one of your minimum 12 items (shoes & purses do).

The focus is on Women's Fashion items vs. Sporty gear
Please DO *NOT* BRING:
~ Worn out Leggings, Yoga Pants or sad White T-shirts
~ Socks or Underwear (unless brand new)
~ Men's or Kids/Baby Clothing, Toys, Books, Small Appliances, etc. (yes, this has happened!?)
~ Worn out/dirty/smelly sneakers or sandals
~ Home Decor Items or random stuff you want to unload
~ Anything Dirty, Damaged or Off-Season (eg. Bikinis, flip-flops, items with rips or broken zippers, etc.)

Please LIMIT the 'Fast-Fashion' in your stash:
--> You don't have to bring super-fancy items to Uber-SWAP, but we do ask attendees to please mainly contribute decent quality pieces & only bring a few H&M, Joe Fresh & Ardene type (lower-quality) pieces. Uber-SWAP is a gently curated clothing exchange that aims to offer attendees decent quality items that'll last more than a single season. Please don't assume we'll take anything (we really don't).

Sweet Charity:
Leftover Uber-SWAP loot goes to local non-profits, including The Yonge St. Mission & local shelters as well as East-End agencies serving women in transition & newcomers.
We also donate tickets to shelters & employment centres — if you work with an organization who might want a few, please message us.

NOTE: Dogs are not allowed in the church or at our events, unless they are legitimate service dogs.
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