Got a jones for shopping that's on the wagon in this economy? Throw a Swaporamarama! Watch this video for a super creative way to shop for new clothes, be creative and repurpose items that would otherwise become landfill.
Here's what their site says...Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.
When you attend the swap bring at least one bag of your unwanted clothing and a small donation (say $10). Every swap begins with a giant collective pile of clothing, the unwanted clothing of all who attend. Everyone is welcome to dive in and find their next new/used items from the pile. Take as little or as much clothing from this pile as you like, it's all free.
After you have chosen your new clothes slide on over to one of the sewing stations and attend a workshop. Learn to make modifications or totally transform your finds. Each swap features a variety of workshops by local artists who are there to share their sewing and modification secrets with you. All the materials you need to sew, embroider, bead, fix, repair, knit etc, are suppled.
Wanna organize a Swaporamarama in your area? Here's the 411... http://swaporamarama.org/swapstart.htm