In partnership with the Nature City Festival and PickNic’s Catering & Fine Foods, Do Sask is thrilled to invite you to clean out your closet for our charity Pop-up Clothing Swap in support of the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence.
Although the spirit of donating clothing to people in need is always appreciated, about 85% of our clothing eventually ends up in a landfill. For this reason swapping instead of buying brand new clothes is an exciting way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
We are lucky to have style hack advice by a handful of local wardrobe stylists, including Je Suis Style, The Knick Vintage, and Paramount Day Spa Salon & Boutique. Learn how to upgrade your closet with second-hand gems as an introduction to swapping.
Enjoy light refreshments while you browse and get to know other doers from the Do Sask community.
The pop-up park location will be announced to registered guests only on May 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm. This is to ensure an intimate environment and manageable selection of clothing and accessories to browse.
Clothing Swap Agenda:
6:00 pm: Welcome – Hanging of Clothes & Refreshments
7:00 pm: Style Hack presentation
7:45 pm: Swapping & Shopping
9:00 pm: Clean-up & Closing
Don’t miss the first Do Sask Swap Party. We look forward to seeing you there!
How this clothing swap works:
1. Come with 5 – 12 items of clothing, or accessories to add to the swap collection pool.
2. After the welcome and brief styling workshop, swap shopping will officially begin. You can start picking any garments and accessories and then take home as much as you like.
3. At the end of the swap, you can choose to take home remaining items you brought that have not been taken, or you can leave them at the swap to be donated to the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence.
Clothing Swap Guidelines:
What to bring: dresses, pants, skirts, tops, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, jewellery, a fiver to donate and a few friends. This swap has no size restrictions.
What NOT to bring: gowns, earrings, swimwear, underwear, night wear, and children’s clothes.
Clothes must be clean and in good condition. If you wouldn’t pass it on to your best friend, please leave it at home.
Unfortunately try-ons cannot be accommodated (unless you have a portable changing room that you can let us borrow)!
A portion of proceeds will go to the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence. If you would like to donate additional household items to the YWCA, please see this handy list of their current needs.
Due to space limitations, we are unable to collect large items and appliances at the event.
Please support our generous sponsor, PickNic’s Catering.
PickNic’s Catering Saskatoon, is proud to offer affordable appetizers, nibbles or meals for your lunch, dinner or event catering needs. They cater throughout Saskatoon, and would be more than happy to provide for your next special event. Specialties include, but are not limited to, weddings, banquets, midnight lunches, conventions, Christmas parties, and more!
For your daily dose of #foodporn, follow @PICKNICS_CATERING on Instagram. Like PickNic’s on Facebook for contests, and updates on weekly lunch and dessert specials.
Nature City Festival runs May 23 – 28, 2017 at locations across Saskatoon. Check all of the event listings here.