So, take a look in your wardrobe and bring what you don't use! This could be clothes, bags or shoes. All items you bring have to be clean and usable and in the same condition that you would want receive them in.
The actual Clothes Swapping will be held the 21/11 between 17-19.
Leftover items will be donated to the red cross.
So come and enjoy free sustainable fika, nice clothes and good company! Oh, and don't forget to bring your own mug, we don't wanna waste, right!?
See you there!!
This was the second time we organized a Clothes Swapping event together with RKUF and it went really well. Not only clothes but also accessories, bags, backpacks, and shoes could be donated. The clothes and other items were sorted by size and not by male and female clothes to be as inclusive as possible. It was quite difficult to find sustainable fika (coffee was easy but cookies not) - it takes a lot of knowledge to know which products are sustainable and the variety in the grocery stores regarding sustainable products is not that high. Even though the fika was sustainable itself, the packaging of it was not as it was not possible to find.
The event was really appreciated by the participants.
Originally, the idea was that everyone who dropped off items is allowed to also take some but as we had so many items dropped off we didn't check at the entrance whether the participants actually dropped off items. There was a possibility to try on the items in the close by toilets and with big mirrors. Therefore the risk, that people take clothes with them they will not wear because it doesn't fit them was avoided. A huge amount of clothes was leftover and donated to the red cross. The event was a full success.
For next time, we might decide to make our own fika to reduce packaging waste and introduce the concept of bringing your own mug to events for more events to make the students get used to it as a lot of students didn't have their own mugs.
Apart from that, the event is really simple to organize and not very expensive.
It was a problem that we didn't get the editable promotional material from ESN for the event cover for the Social Inclusion Days beforehand, so we had to edit the one from the semester before.