Monday, April 9, 2007

If you live in the SF Bay you wont want to miss.....

Save the Date * Start Cleaning Out Your Closets * Tell Your Friends

The Spring SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is Here!
May 19 (11-5) & 20 (11-4)
The San Mateo Fairgrounds
Tix are as low as $5/$10 and include all of Maker Faire, buy in advance for the best discounts
Tickets in Advance:
Entry requires that you bring any sized bag of unwanted clothing as a donation
Sewing Machines are Supplied by Janome

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi

Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You’re invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. Reduce textile landfill, learn to be a creator instead of a consumer and participate in community.
At this swap expect thousands of pounds of free clothing, sewing stations operated by local designers who are there to teach you how to modify your used clothing, on-site silkscreening, many creative DIY workshops and a recycled fashion show.
And of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest¢s contribution of one bag of unwanted clothes. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders go to a local women's shelter.

About Maker Faire:
Organized by the staff of MAKE and CRAFT magazines, Maker Faire is a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft, and engineering in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become Makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers--anyone who is embracing DIY and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Last year, we had 20,000 people at Maker Faire.

What to Bring To Swap-O-Rama-Rama
Bring: Clothes in season: jackets, wallets, hats, pants,shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, costumes, lingere, pjs etc. Only clothes please!
Do Not Bring: books, bikes, vases, lamps etc... If you can’t wear it, don’t bring it!
Quantity is not important. Come with a little or a lot, whatever you got.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is for boys, girls, men, women.

There's Always More
Staff Open Call: We can use a few more sorters – this big perk here is that you get first dibs on clothes. Send an email to heather cameron to join our crew.
Why We Swap:
Swaps in Other Cities: Please check our city by city swap list for more cities hosting Swap-O-Rama-Rama's.
Get on the List: send a blank email to

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