Clothes Swap at Queen Vic Market

Clothes Swap at Queen Vic Market

Zero Waste Victoria and The Clothing Exchange are joining eco-friendly forces to bring a clothing swap to the Queen Victoria Market. Swapping is a clever and thrifty way to update your wardrobe and save you dollars as well as making the world a better place. If you have good quality garments you once loved but are no longer your favourites, would like to experience the sharing economy and connect with your local community, join us.

In addition to the swap, Jenna Flood aka Ironic Minimalist will give a styling demonstration where she will share tips and tricks for reducing fashion waste, while maximising your wardrobe. She advocates for sustainable alternatives such as pre-loved, vintage and clothing made with sustainable practices ,and will show you how to create fresh new looks with minimal fuss.

Zero Waste Victoria will showcase simple ways that you can avoid waste, at home, when you shop and the Queen Vic market, and in everyday life.

Places are limited, click here to purchase your ticket. If you haven’t been to a swap before or need a reminder about how things work, check out tips for events from the Clothing Exchange.

Schedule of events:

Check-in: 11 am – 12 pm
Styling workshop: 11:30 am – 12 pm
Swap starts: 12 pm – 2 pm

Bring: Up to 6 items that are seasonally appropriate, clean, pressed and free from major faults.

Items should be:

  • Clean, folded or pressed
  • Good quality with a long potential lifespan
  • Valued by others – i.e. would you be happy to give or receive these items as a gift?
  • Free of faults or with minor faults that are easy to repair (e.g. a missing button)
  • You should be emotionally detached from them

Note: We cannot accept anything pilled, pongy, marked or too far from perfect. We aren’t able to exchange undergarments, swimwear, or tracksuits.

Ding Ding! Next stop; the Clothes Swap at Queen Vic Market. It’s easy to catch a tram, just jump on Yarra Trams route 19, 57, 58 or 59 which stop right outside the Market and depart as often as every 5 minutes.

Head to our Visitor Information page for more information on how to get here!

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