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STARSKY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

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DECEMBER 10TH

TO THE FIRST EDITION OF

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HOSTED BY POPCYCLE

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SO, WHAT IS ...

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       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 START A COMPANY THAT WILL HELP IN MOVING THE CURRENT LINEAR FASHION INDUSTRY, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO BE WASTEFUL, TO 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!

MEET

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HERE IS HOW IT WORKS

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COLLECT THE ITEMS IN YOUR CLOSET THAT YOU DON'T REALLY LIKE/WANT/CARE FOR ANYMORE (GARMENTS, ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR ONLY. NO QUANTITY LIMIT)

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SELECT A PICK-UP DATE AND TIME ON THE NEXT PAGE

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MAKE SURE THE CLOTHES ARE IN PRESENTABLE CONDITION AND PACKED-UP FOR COLLECTION ON THE PREVIOUSLY SELECTED TIME

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SHOW UP TO SWAPS-A-CON WITH A GOOD MOOD AND START SHOPPING

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CLOTHES NOT TRADED OR SWAPPED WILL BE USED AS INVENTORY FOR OUR COMPANY

THERE WILL BE DRINKS AND SNACKS, BUT FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN. FITTING ROOMS AND MIRRORS ARE PROVIDED.

OKAY, JUST A FEW SMALL RULES

- WE ARE NOT SETTING A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF ITEMS WHICH CAN BE TAKEN BUT TRY AND KEEP IT LIMITED TO            ROUGHLY THE AMOUNT YOU CONTRIBUTED

- PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY ITEMS YOU HAVE AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO SINCE WE WANT EVERYONE TO      BE ABLE TO FREELY TRY AND TAKE ITEMS

- IF THE ITEMS PROVIDED ARE NOT IN PRESENTABLE CONDITION, THEY WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED AT THE EVENT

- SWAPS-A-CON IS ABOUT HAVING A FUN TIME WHILE HELPING REDUCE TEXTILE WASTE, SO YOU ARE REQUIRED TO    COME HAPPY AND READY TO PARTY!

- IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND AND WANT AN ITEM BACK, THAT'S FINE

- COVID-19 IS STILL A THING SO PLEASE BRING VACCINATION CARD IF VACCINATED AND OTHERWISE BRING A MASK

- NOT EVERYONE HAS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWAPPING PORTION OF THE NIGHT, IF YOU JUST WANT TO COME AND    PARTY, THAT'S FINE

 
 
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TIME AND PLACE

ADD TIME AND ADDRESS HERE WHEN WE PICK A PLACE

MESSAGE US ON INSTAGRAM WITH ANY QUESTIONS

@popcyclers