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Swap and Mend for Slow Fashion Season

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Fashion for Good

102 Rokin

1012 KZ Amsterdam

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We're excited to be running our second clothes swap of 2019! This event is in support of those currently taking part in Slow Fashion Season, and anyone interested in taking part in a clothing swap.

This time around we wanted to support you in making your clothes last longer, so we will also have mending stations on hand where, for a small fee, you can bring items that you would like to be repaired - see below for more details.

Space is limited so please register your spot - your ticket price is a donation which will go towards the Fashion for Good Experience, helping to bring these kinds of events to life! Don't forget that if you do want to bring an item to be repaired you will need to bring some cash along as well to cover this cost.



What is a Clothes Swap?

A Clothes Swap is an easy way to refresh your wardrobe AND find new homes for quality items you no longer wear - good for you, the planet, and your wallet.

How does it work?

1. Bring up to 5 good quality, pre-loved items of clothing to Fashion for Good any time during the week before the swap. This will mean we are able to start the swap on time!

2. Your clothes will be sorted on the spot by one of the team at Fashion for Good where you you will receive 1 red, yellow or blue token, per item, depending on their quality. Make sure you hold on to these! Any clothes that we aren't able to give you a token for (anything with holes or stains for example) we can donate to Sympany for you if you would like us to.

3. Use your tokens to be able to shop all items in the swap - each item will 'cost' either a red, yellow or blue token.

Any clothes that remain at the end of the swap will be donated to Sympany to keep them out of landfill.



What if I want to bring something to be repaired?

There will be multiple mending stations on the night thanks to ExtendThat, a soon-to-be launching platform giving you access to Amsterdam's most highly skilled craftspeople to repair your products, from that hole in your trousers to that broken wooden chair.

Who will be repairing:

The Extenders are a collective of local ateliers, tailors and designers who live and breath their craft, focusing on quality, long lasting repairs.

Types of repairs possible:

  • Tears, rips and holes
  • Hemming
  • Alterations
  • Re-sizing
  • Buttons
  • Zippers** For zippers they can offer a drop-off service where we deliver the repaired item back to the customer. This is due to zippers needing to be matched correctly to the trousers/jeans and saves them over-stocking :)

Repairs will be either machine based or hand-stitched depending on what is required.

Price: The repairers will provide a quote on the spot. For simple repairs, such as a small hole or simple hemming the average is €5-€10. For more complex alterations and resizing this will be quoted on a case-by-case.

Time: Most repairs will be able to be conducted live/on-the-spot - within 10-15 mins. If the repair is deemed complex we will offer to take it and deliver it back to the customer within 7 days for an extra €3.

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