Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Adelaide Clothing Exchange

Clothes swapping is a global trend that is gaining in popularity among savvy eco-minded shoppers, and is about to be introduced to Adelaide’s calendar of events. On Sunday 23rd February, the first Adelaide Clothing Exchange Pop-Up event will be hosted in Port Adelaide.

Swappers will be asked to bring along up to six items of clothing they value but no longer want, to swap for ‘new’ items they will treasure. Registration will open at 12pm, allowing swappers to ‘check-in’ their items of clothing. Garments are screened for quality control and then hung on clothing racks in preparation for the madness to come: the official opening of the swap shop floor at 2 pm.

Amongst the racks, swappers never know what they will find - brand name dresses with the tags still on, that perfectly worn in pair of jeans and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces are all common to The Clothing Exchange events, which operate in various locations around the country.
Once satisfied with the items they have chosen swappers ‘check-out’ as they would at any retailer, only without the need to produce their wallet!
The Clothing Exchange Pop-up will be held in conjunction with The Port Rocks Festival at Lighthouse Square (McLaren Wharf) in Port Adelaide, located next to the Lighthouse beside the wharf. The Festival features live music, classic car show, food trucks and more.
The Clothing Exchange was founded by Kate Luckins in 2004 as a sustainable alternative to traditional shopping and a way to reduce fashion waste. The swaps became a regular event following participation in the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2006. Over the years, The Clothing Exchange has attracted the attention of global media and social commentators for being innovative and engaging. In the early days, the events engaged a small community of devoted swappers which has since expanded to a national network of swapping.

Tickets are $15 for the Clothing Exchange "Pop-Up" Event and can be purchased from www.clothingexchange.com.au or at the event on Sunday 23rd Febuary, 2014.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pimm's Sunday Sessions @ The Loft

Last Sunday I was invited to attend the launch of Pimm's Sunday Sessions on the balcony of Adelaide's fave new bar on Gouger street, The Loft

Guests were treated to a delicious, refreshing glass of Pimm's...perfect for the heat that day.

The amazing location added to the atmosphere that Pimm's Sunday Sessions will become known for. Seated on the balcony of The Loft we were able to chat as well as enjoy the breeze flowing by 

I attended along with my friend and blogger for Style Story, Susannah....we had an amazing time!

 Next time you're planning your next Sunday Session think Pimm's at The Loft....it's definitely going to be the place to be on Sundays (from 3pm) for Adelaide's cool kids!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

I recently spent a day with family and friends at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. This was the first time I had actually noticed its beauty.....it feels like an enchanted wonderland with some amazing views of nature...

We came across the waterlily pavilion, which houses these gigantic lilypads...it is definitely a sight to see...

We had such a great day out here, go check it our, with all this hot weather to come,  a picnic at the Botanic Gardens sounds good to me!