Friday, September 27, 2013

Toronto Swap Events This Week: September 23-29, 2013

Saturday, September 28
Autumn Uber-SWAP
947 Queen Street East, Toronto (Queen E. Presb. Church) at Carlaw
Admission: $10

It's uber-swap time again! Nathalie Roze's quarterly event is always big, chaotic and fun.

Gently used in-season clothing, accessories & footwear as well as craft supplies & fabric are welcome (minimum 10 approved items needed to participate).

Monday, September 16, 2013

Swap Don't Shop! This Saturday!

So excited about this weekend's swap! We're in a new location, this time around - at the Arts Market on College. Details below:

Autumn Clothing Swap Party
Saturday, September 21
Arts Market, 846 College St.
Admission: $5

Show up with the clothes and accessories you no longer want, and leave with a great new haul! You'll get a ticket for each good quality item you bring (max. 30 tickets). Each ticket can then be redeemed for a new swap find.

The swap starts at noon, but feel free to arrive any time after 11:30am to drop off your clothes.

As usual, there will also be snacks, diy tips and on-site alterations.

All clothing, shoes, and other accessories (with the exception of socks & undies) that are clean and in good condition are welcome.

At the end of the day, all of the clothing that is left will be donated to charity.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Links: Shopping Food for Thought

It's always tempting to go shopping at the start of a new season. Below are some shopping-related links that don't include the usual sale promotions:

If, like me, you're someone who struggles with responsible spending, xojane's piece on avoiding 'I deserve it' purchases is a good pre-shopping read.

If you're not into spending money, but you're feeling dissatisfied with your fall wardrobe, shopping doesn't always need to cost money. Styled247 has some tips on shopping your closet.

..and check out stiletosandtequila's post to remind you of all the reasons why shopping isn't all it's cracked up to be.

And on the 'bigger picture' side of things, an interesting interview on the CBC with Doug Stephens sheds some light on the consumer impact of creating safer and more financially reasonable working conditions for factory workers in Bangladesh (hint: it's pretty minor).