Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Swap you one

It is still unseasonably warm and dry so far this Autumn, even with daylight savings ending so you may still be wearing your summer clothes.  I can't remember an April where we were still experiencing weather in the high twenties.  While you may not yet be putting on a jumper, you may be interested in a local clothing swap taking place tomorrow from 12.30pm at Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre in Greensborough given this tricky transeasonal weather.
Image via Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre Facebook page
It's $5 entry and bookings are essential on 9435 9287 as afternoon tea is also being provided.  You can swap up to 10 items that are seasonally appropriate, clean and free from noticeable faults.  This includes clothes, scarves and accessories for women and children.  I love that this is a sustainable activity where you get a chance to update your wardrobe, exchange your existing clothes for something different and not contribute to landfill.  Sometimes I despair at the thought of how much fast fashion is destined for the rubbish bins in this country and it's nice to know that any of the clothes that don't get taken home with people on the day will go into care packages to local support services.
Image via North East Neighbourhood House Network
Like all of Banyule's Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres, Greenhills Neighbourhood House is a not for profit organisation that has been operating for over 30 years.  It has a highly regarded Occasional Childcare service and also runs a wide range of programs from health and well-being groups, art and craft activities and social groups for all ages. More events are planned for Greenhills in 2016 with one specific focus each month.  For more information visit
Image via Paqme
Speaking of clothes, I did come across the very groovy Paqme raincoats not so long ago and love the fact that like Envirosax bags, they can be packed up and put in a handbag for when you need to use them.

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