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300th Clothing Swap Take Place Thursday, June 8!
Suzanne Agasi Founder of ClothingSwap.com and pioneer of the Clothing Swap craze partners with Recology in “Green Glamour” Event
5 June 2017 – San Francisco, CA: What is full of fun, fashion and philanthropy? The answer: Suzanne Agasi’s Clothing Swap! Refresh your wardrobe this summer at the historic 300th “Clothing Swap” – a “Glam and Green” craze pioneered by Agasi as away to make fashion fun, affordable and sustainable. The event takes place this Thursday evening, June 8, at Fiore Hall, 900 7th Street in San Francisco. Doors are at 5:30pm. View ClothingSwap.com for inspiration and to pre-register. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Registry For A Cause (501(c)3: 47-4803355). Tickets are $ 35 in advance; $ 45 at the door.
“Think of it as a couture-kharma treasure hunt,” says Agasi calling clothing swaps the hottest trend in green glamour. “Be good. Be green. Be GLAM!”
Donation/Admission to the event includes “sips ad nibbles”, spa treats and all the wardrobe pieces that you fall in love with and can fit into your Swapping Bag. The concept is simple. Bring all the clothing, shoes and accessories you no longer wear or need. SWAP. Take home your favorites for FREE. All unclaimed items will be donated to Recology’s Textile program.
Clothing drop-off of pre-loved items
Mix & Mingle, Sip & Nibble.
Wine & Gourmet Appetizers by Recology’s Private Chef
Spa Treats: Haircuts, Massages, Makeovers and more!
Paparazzi: Rick Felix Photography
7:30pm-8:30pm CLOTHING SWAP
Ready, Set, SWAP! Fill your Swapping Bag with new-to-you treasures! Play dress-up and share
Bring only clean and freshly laundered wardrobe items in good condition. (Not on hangers). guests will self-sort their items by category (shoes, jewelry, jeans, dresses, etc). Bring what you have. Take home what you love. Sharing is chic.
Recology is the recycling, composting, and trash collection company for the City of San Francisco as well as over 26 communities in California, Oregon and Washington. We were founded in San Francisco almost 100 years ago by the workers that drove the horses and carts through their routes collecting trash, separating out bottles, cans, newspapers and rags to sell as scrap. These early-day recyclers formed a co-op that has evolved over the ears into the Recology of today. A modern 100% employee-owned company that remains dedicated to those core values.
Our operations have also evolved over time to meet our customers’ changing needs. Today, we are not a traditional garbage company. Instead we brand ourselves a resource recovery company, We feel the clothing swap Suzanne hosts each year at Recology blends perfectly with our vision statements that says “at Recology we see a world without waste.”
Each year, San Franciscans send more than 39 million pounds of textiles to the landfill, enough to fill 1500 Muni buses. That is over 4,00 pounds each hour. Textiles are one of the top three materials that San Franciscans send to the landfill that can easily be reused or recycled.
We see the clothing swap as one of the ways to raise awareness of the issue and by hosting encourage people to come up with new and innovative ways to keep textiles out of the landfill and reduce consumption.