No Frills All Fun Clothing Swap + Repair Day II

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No Frills All Fun Clothing Swap + Repair Day II

A down-and-dirty, community-focused clothing swap AND fundraiser for your gently used clothes and accessories.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Warehouse XI - Boston Event Space 11 Sanborn Court Somerville, MA 02143

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

Swap it - Mend it - Circulate it at our semi-annual clothing swap and repair day!

This season we are fundraising for the local mutual aid group Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund (EMAF) to help those living in and traveling into Eastern Massachusetts access abortion.

Bring garments that you are no longer lovin' on and that have plenty of life left - AND / OR - bring those garments that need repairs or that you need altered or customized!

EVENT WILL FEATURE:

  • On-site simple repairs by local seamstresses and tailors
  • Fitting room and try on areas
  • Community connection and good vibes!

WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWAP !?

Please consider the season when creating your swap pile - as this helps them swap better. No one needs linen pants in the winter!

  • Bring up to 15 pieces of clothing /accessories
  • Halloween Costumes & Activewear is welcome!
  • Accessories can include: hats, bags, scarves, shoes, belts, gloves / mittens
  • Mall brands, fast fashion brands, any brand of item that still has lots of life left, is clean and without funky smells or irreparable damage!
  • Accessories include hats, bags, belts, and shoes.
  • ALL GENDERS & ALL SIZES PLEASE!
  • BYOB - Bring your own bags

All clothes MUST BE in good condition, wearable and clean, with no smells, holes, or irreparable damage. Accessories must also be clean, functioning, and with lots of life left.

ABSOLUTELY NO underwear, heavily worn shoes, dirty or irreparably damaged clothes. Please consider fellow swappers and those of us having to dispose of the garments.

A note on HANGERS: Clothing that requires hanging (dresses, coats) MUST BE ON HANGERS - this helps them display and swap better. We will not provide hangers. You can take your hangers home with you once the swap is over or if hangers become available during the swap. It will be difficult to keep track of whose is whose, so feel comfortable donating the hangers you provide or choosing to not take others home.

REPAIRS are NOT FREE (unless stated by seamstress)

Repair fees and costs will be managed by seamstresses and tailors individually and are not managed by We Thieves.

COST

A sliding scale donation is appreciated to help us fundraise and to cover the cost of the event - We Thieves does this for our community - we make ZERO money on this day as it's a day of fundraising and giving of our time! Anything you can give helps!!!

Please register here so we can have a rough idea of how many folks to expect.

After the swap is over, We Thieves will donate highly wearable items to On The Rise Cambridge and Cambridge Clothing and Textiles Recycling for proper disposal.

Start creating your stashes and we'll start finalizing all the details so we can create a great event!

We Thieves will be contacting all participants via email with information regarding clothing and swap PRIOR to the event. So stay tuned for updates. Please share this event with your friends and neighbors because radical change does take a village!

*COVID PROTOCOL: Masks are not mandated by the city of Somerville and so we are asking folks to determine their own use of masks at this point in time.

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