gals for others: let's clothe canberra!

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Ovolo Nishi

25 Edinburgh Avenue

Canberra, ACT 2601

Australia

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Spring Fashion Swap + Drop

About this Event

Let's freshen up our wardrobes + help our community. Combining a happy hour with putting our hands out into Canberra, prepare for an arvo of wine, mocktails, and nibbles. All are welcome—we're excited to meet you this month!

For anyone who considers herself an activist: this event is for you! By reducing the need to buy new and donating to Communities@Work, The CBR Gals in collaboration with Clothes Swap & Style Canberra will dress to impress women in our community.

GUIDELINES:

Bring ONLY 1 – 7 items of spring, corporate- style clothing or accessories to add to the swap collection pool.

The swap begins after the opening toast.

At the end of the swap,the remaining items will be donated to Communities@Work.

Swap clothing requirements: clean, good quality, + in good condition. Rule of thumb: something you'd gift to your gal pal

Items to bring: Spring season corporate-style dresses, pants, skirts, tops, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, jewellery.

What NOT to bring: swimwear, underwear, pyjamas, nightwear.

Disclaimer: We can't guarantee guests will find their sizes. It depends on other guests that attend and what they bring, therefore we encourage ALL sizes to participate in the swap.

FAQs

What does my donation go to? In short, your donation, however small, helps us exist. We are a community and self-funded organisation which just filed to be a Not For Profit. Once those papers are accepted, we will be undergoing the costly process of applying to be a charity. Your thoughtful contribution helps ease the current and future out-of-pocket expenses for these processes, as well as for the designing of our website, and all event planning and preparation that allows these events to exist for free for our community.

What are the community-based benefits of a clothing swap? Besides nailing some gorgeous pre-loved pieces to invigorate your wardrobe, clothes swaps are a fundamental way to curate a sustainable wardrobe. In 2017, ABC TV + iview's War on Waste series reported that we throw out 6000 kilos of fashion textile waste to landfill every 10 minutes! Since 2015, Clothes Swap & Style has provided a solution to textile waste reduction by creating a new culture of fashion waste minimalisation through clothes swapping.

At the end of the swap, we'll be bringing all leftover items to Communities@Work: a resilient and socially inclusive community that cares for the well-being of all. More specifically, we'll be providing corporate-style items for the ‘Care and Share’, a program which provides disadvantaged women with free clothing, shoes, and accessories for job interviews, work experience, or other special events. This donation will include a tour of their facility on Monday, 8 July.

Why should I donate? Every donation allows these events to keep happening. Even a gold coin donation says: "This has value, keep making events like this!" The reason we keep the price of these events so low is so that cost isn't a limiting factor to someone who really wants to go, but can't afford to. Your donation encourages + reinforces the kindnesses of the volunteers who work our events, the event organisers who dedicate hours of their lives to creating these events for free, and the small businesses that dedicate their time, services, and products to support women's empowerment in canberra.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? All ages are welcome to attend. Our ages typically range from 17-65. Must be 18+ to purchase/drink alcoholic beverages.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is a lot of parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at CBRgals@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Nope!

Want to sponsor this event, donate something for swag bags/giveaways, or vend? Email Rae at CBRgals@gmail.com

Is there any penalty if I RSVP and do not show up? We understand that things happen last minute, but our events have limited spots. If something comes up and you don't cancel your ticket, you will not be allowed to RSVP to our events for a month. We want every gal to have a chance for a spot!

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Ovolo Nishi

25 Edinburgh Avenue

Canberra, ACT 2601

Australia

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Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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