Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hello, Inspiration! It's Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Got a pile of underwhelming threads crowding up prime real estate in your closet? Mark your calendars for March 21, the date of Tulsa's first Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a celebration of reusing and recycling clothing the crafty way! 

The event, hosted by Tulsa Craft Mafia at The Collective, will be an afternoon-long giant clothing swap and series of DIY workshops on how to remake unwanted clothing into rad new ensembles. A host of talent will be brought together to teach festival goers how to transform new/used duds into unique, handmade garments. Six DIY stations and several local designers will be on hand for sewing help and modification tricks, silk screening, stenciling and original designing. 

The core of the swap will be, of course, the gigantic piles of free clothing! There will be pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters and more (oh, my!), which will be the collective total of each guest's donated clothes. Feel free to clean out those closets, let go of what's no longer inspiring and take home as much clothing as you can carry. What remains will go to Youth Services Tulsa for homeless teens. 

At 8 p.m., the designs that came off the sewing machines during the day will come to life during a participant-modeled fashion show. Local music acts Tops of Trees and Low Litas will rock out the rest of the evening, when food, coffee and beer will be available for purchase from the folks at The Collective.  

Wondering what to bring? Visit the Swap-O-Rama-Rama Web site to get the low-down. Still have questions? Get in touch with Christine Crowe, the mind behind Indie Emporium and a founding member of Tulsa Craft Mafia, at christine@indieemporium.com.

WHAT: Swap-O-Rama-Rama
WHEN: March 21, 1-6 p.m.
WHERE: The Collective, 3148 E. 11th St. (across from TU stadium)
COST: A bag of clothes for donation or $5

Thanks to the ladies of Tulsa Craft Mafia for putting together hip community events like Swap-O-Rama-Rama and Indie Emporium. T-Town would be much less feisty without you. 


beanzania said...

I'm so excited we're having one of these in Tulsa! I've been talking about them for awhile now on Planet Woman (a feature I do every morning at 7:45am)on KBEZ. I'll talk it up!!!

Mercedes Millberry said...

That is so cool. I was going to clean out my closets next week anyway! Yeah!

Brigid said...

Thanks for the plug! It's sure to be a great event.

Mary Beth Babcock said...


Anonymous said...

How was the 1st Annual event? We couldn't come this year, but will sure watch for the next!

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