Fri, Dec 10 | Young and Grumpy Studios - 248 McKibbin St

SWAPS-A-CON x Starsky's Birthday Party

Clothing Swap and Birthday Party
SWAPS-A-CON x Starsky's Birthday Party

Time & Location

Dec 10, 8:00 PM EST – Dec 11, 12:00 AM EST
Young and Grumpy Studios - 248 McKibbin St

About the event

*TICKETS WILL BE $15*

A CLOTHING SWAP, ESSENTIALLY... FOR NOW AT LEAST...

REAL QUICK. WE HAVE LEARNED THAT ON AVERAGE 25-50% OF PEOPLE'S CLOSETS ARE ITEMS NEVER WORN OR WORN LESS THAN 3 TIMES PER YEAR. WITH ACCESS TO INCREASING AVAILABILITY OF LOW-VALUE & UP-TO-TREND ITEMS ALONG WITH A MINDSET OF: 'I ALREADY POSTING A PIC WEARING THAT FIT', WE ARE GROWING THE TEXTILE WASTE PILE FASTER AND FASTER. WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING CRAZY? OUT OF ALL THE VIRGIN MATERIALS USED TO MAKE CLOTHING, 73% ENDS UP BEING INCINERATED OR LANDFILLED...

OOPSY!

ONE OF THE BEST AND SIMPLEST WAYS TO SLOW DOWN THE TEXTILE WASTE PROBLEM IS BY INCREASING UTILIZATION OF OUR CLOTHES. WEAR LONGER, RE-SELL, SHARE, RE-USE AND RECYCLE MATERIAL, ETC. THIS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE. BUT BY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS AS AVAILABLE AND ENTICING TO THE CONSUMER AS THE FAST-FASION INDUSTRY IS, WE HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF COMBATTING TEXTILE WASTE.

OUR PLAN IS TO  HELP MOVE THE NEEDLE OF THE CURRENT LINEAR FASHION INDUSTRY, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO BE WASTEFUL, INTO ONE THAT IS CIRCULAR AND SUSTAINABLE. AND STEP ONE IS SWAPPING THE CLOTHES IN YOUR CLOSET THAT YOU DON'T REALLY WEAR FOR ONCE THAT YOU WILL!