Festive season is around the corner and the “I have nothing to wear” starts popping out in our minds. Yet, look at your wardrobe and tell us – what can you see? Loads of clothes, 🙆♀️ right? And now tell us, how many times did you wear that T-shirt that you just bought because it was very cheap? 🤦♀️Once, maybe twice? And what will happen with this pair of jeans you just got bored with? 💔
These crazy deals and sales are designed to satisfy our need for new stuff, and we end up with more things than we really need. As much as we love black, and we love Fridays, we are very skeptical about the Black Friday’s consumerism nonsense. What about making this festive season green again? How? Joining us at the Factory Green Friday SWAP.
Hosted by Sustain Your Style in collaboration with Factory Berlin and Fashion Revolution, this event is an attempt to look for alternatives to fast fashion and consumerism, while having fun, discovering new fashion styles, listening to nice music, and drinking beers on a Friday evening after a long week.
BENEFITS OF SWAPPING
♻ It gives a second life to your closet. We strongly believe in circular economy.
💦It saves our finite resources, especially water – Did you know that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world? 😱
💰You save money!
RULES & FAQ
🙋♀️🙋♂️ Can I participate in the swap? You can participate as long as you are a member of Factory Berlin.
🧥What should I bring? You can bring any clothing item you do not need anymore – from jackets to shoes. Items should be clean and in good conditions. If you bring something that may need to be repaired, please tell us and we may find a solution for it.
🤯How many items may I get? Bring as many clothes as you want but you can only swap 5 items maximum. Why? We would like you to think twice what items you really need. The idea is to avoid that new items end up in your closet without being used while other participants could give them a second life.
📍Where and when should I deposit my clothes? You can deposit then in Factory Görlitzer Park 30-60 minutes before the event starts so we can sort the items properly by category. If you cannot do it before, do not worry! Pass by any time and we will take care of everything.
🧐How does the swap work? You will be given a maximum of 5 tokens that you will be able to exchange for items during the event.
🎒Bring you own backpack or tote bag. Say no to plastic!
👖 What happens with the items not swapped? Men clothes will be integrally donated to the Kleiderkammer (wardrobe) of the social organization Berliner Stadtmission, since they are mainly missing clothes for men. Women clothes will be used for upcoming swaps organized by Sustain Your Style. If interested, follow our Facebook page for upcoming events!
It’s going to be amazing!
Join us in the Factory Cafe, located on the Ground Floor.
// This is a member-only event
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cafe, Factory Görlitzer Park