Xchange DC: Fashion Swap

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

It’s a brand new year. Time to begin your own....Simplicity Project.

On Thursday, January 10th, (5pm-9pm), Mellow Mushroom will be hosting a clothing fashion swap inspired by xChange in Japan.

The mission of xChange is to raise awareness on the fashion industry’s impact on the environment by providing a space for people to exchange ideas, styles and clothing with each other.
 
Xchange: clothes you bring to Mellow for something new to you.

Spread: awareness on how we all can do our part to make fashion more socially conscious.

Mingle: Eat pizza loaded with fresh produce from nearby farms and drink one of our local craft beers including DC’s own Chocolate City, which will be only $3.

5pm-7pm – drop off clothes, drink/eat/socialize
7pm-9pm – shopping/swapping time, drink/eat/socialize some more.

DJs Chooky and Soza bringing the beats.
www.soundcloud.com/chookymusic  

For more information, email Mellow Mushroom at adamsmorgan@mellowmushroominfo.com or visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/483303848378236/
 
Goals:
1.    Empower people to become more conscious about the their consumption.
2.    Reduce our waste and consumption by giving new life to garments that are no longer used.
3.    To have a good time with good people.

Guidelines:
1.    Bring at least one article of clothes. This is not a place to throw your clothes away but a place to exchange clothes that you believe others would appreciate.
2.    There are no rules or regulations but be honorable and take into consideration your fellow swap friends when taking clothes.
3.    Share without the expectation of anything in return.
4.    All un-xchanged items will be donated to local non-profit, Martha’s Table.

Inspiration:
The inspiration for xChange comes from co-sponsor, Brendan Chareoncharutkun’s dear friend named Koko Niwi who he met while living on a farm in northern Thailand. She is the founder of xChange Japan. She shared stories from her xChange “Fashion Swap” events and Brendan decided to bring it back home.  Co-sponsor and co-owner of Mellow Mushroom, Pooja Mehta, was a few weeks away from completing her 6-month ban on purchasing 1st hand clothing after reading this Mother Jones article, “Are Your Skinny Jeans Starving the World?” @ http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/08/skinny-jeans-environmental-impact
 A chance encounter of Brendan and Pooja led to the creation of this event.