Saturday, May 23, 2009

Swap-O-Rama-Rama 2009 at MAKER FAIRE! May 30 + 31 in San Mateo!

[photo by angela scrivani model the darling ashton rounds]
Clean out your closets! Tell Your Friends. . .

The Maker Faire

May 30th and 31st 11am to 5pm
With a ReUse Fashion Show Saturday 4:45PM
@ The San Mateo Fairgrounds
Tix & Info:

ADMISSION: A ticket to Maker Faire
AND any sized bag of your clean unwanted clothing.

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi

Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.

It's easy to make the move from consumer to creator - and it's fun. At this Swap-O-Rama-Rama you'll find a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used duds into works of your own. Together they bring you: DIY Stations where you can learn many wonderful ways to create out of textile reuse, Sewing Stations where local designers will teach you fresh clothing mod tricks, on site Silk-Screeners with a host of original designs and extraordinary local designers who'll show off their work in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama reuse fashion show.

The Remake/Reconstruction fashion show is Saturday 4:45pm at the Cypress Stage! And this year we'll be featuring indie designers:
Alexandria Von Bromssen and Camp Couture
miss velvet cream + Jean Therapy
Tamo Design
Mock Made
Homey Grown
Upcycling by Lucid Dawn
Field Day Wearables x Turnikat x La Serina Sardine

Of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing (several thousand pounds!) sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes so clean out those closets and let go of what's no longer inspiring. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders go to a local charity.

This all takes place at the 4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, a family friendly fun event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, act up, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Following on President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America", Maker Faire 2009 will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things." Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.

Wondering what to bring to the swap?
Sewing machines are generously supplied by Singer

Have a look at previous NY Swap-O-Rama-Rama's:
About Swap-O-Rama-Rama:
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a Creative Commons Project:
Treehugger Pod Cast:

"This Swap-O-Rama-Rama event is part of an international network of events created by Wendy Tremayne and protected under a Creative Commons License."

For more information contact: scatha g. allison

See you there... and please... PASS IT ON!

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