8 Oct: Swapaholic at Marina Barrage

Swapaholic is celebrating their first year anniversary and is collaborating with PUB to hold their next swap at the Marina Barrage on 8 Oct, 4-7pm. If you’ve not already heard about Swapaholic, it’s a popular clothing swap event organised occasionally by Founder, Raye Padit, and team. If you find his name familiar, he also heads the Fashion Revolution movement in Singapore, and is passionate about sustainable fashion.

The fact about fashion being the second most polluting industry after oil has been bandied around more often in recent months but not enough. Check it out and tell your friends about this awesome event, why buy when you can swap? More details below!

SWAPAHOLICS it’s SWAP O’CLOCK again! 
This time, we are collaborating with PUB to provide you a stunning backdrop and even more spacious swap at Marina Barrage! 
SWAPAHOLIC IS A CLOTHING AND ACCESSORY SWAP that allows you to declutter your closet and refresh it with items that you will actually love wearing!
If it’s time for you to declutter and refresh your closet, come join the oh-so- economically and environmentally-sustainable swap! Whether you’re looking for unique office wear, event wear or just something understated chic for a special day out, Swapaholic at Marina Barrage is THE activity for you! 
Bring your friends, boyfriends, husbands and even children!

SWAPPING IS THE NEW SHOPPING. It is for the green fashionista who isn’t afraid to be herself.

It reduces waste, use of natural resources and tragic human impacts. So, declutter and refill your wardrobe without hurting your wallet or the planet!

| SWAPALICIOUS SURPRISES |

The excitement is just getting started. Here’s a sneak peak at what we have up our sleeves:

<CELEB CLOSET> The stylish Aarika Lee, gorgeous Hanli Hoefer and suave Paul Foster will be GIVING AWAY fashion items from their swapalicious closets, ONLY for this SWAP! (The items will be on display and you’ll to be able to swap your items for them)

<STYLIST ON BOARD!> Asia’s Next Top Model judge the fabulous Meg Mistry will help curate this swap. Further, three lucky Swapaholics can avail of her styling services at the event! Write to hello@swapaholic.com to sign up!

<PARTY DON’T STOP> We have the unbelievable DJ Nickey to play us irresistible tunes while you are swapping! Feel free to express your joy by singing and dancing along with her. Swapping is meant to be therapeutic after all.

<CYCLE TO THE SWAP> oBike Singapore is offering free cycles
(only for Swapaholics) to make your way to Marina Barrage on the swap day!
And to show our appreciation for using sustainable transport, you will get 1 extra SWAPLING POINT when you flash your Obike travel record!

<ANOTHER SWAPALICIOUS TREAT> We’ve got Scoopy’s & Cream to bring Swapaholics delicious ice-creams as the perfect cherry on top to successful swapping. If you sign up with your kids and partners, we’ll make sure there’s enough to go around! We want to make sure that there’s no better way to enjoy your Sunday cheat day :)

<SWAPPING FOR EVERYONE!> Swapaholic is now open to all ages, genders along with their respective items. Welcome men, teens and children along with our already incredibly supportive women Swapaholics!

| HOW SWAPAHOLIC WORKS |

Watch our ‘HOW IT WORKS’ video link or read below!

Link: http://bit.ly/2nheL25

1: FIND AN EVENT
– Simply find the event at Swapaholicevents.com or on our Facebook or Instagram, and get ready!

2: PREPARE TO ATTEND
– Go through your closet and pull out those gorgeous clothes, shoes and accessories that you never wear.
Please select only swapalicious items that another swapaholics could enjoy.

3: REGISTER BEFORE THE EVENT
• Register for an event at swapaholicevents.com
• At this stage, you should also select a drop-off date, time & venue where you can drop off your items before the event.
At these drop-off counters, our Swapaholic Police will quality check your items.

• After paying a nominal registration fee (CASH payment only), you’ll receive a paperless coupon with your Swapling points (based on the styles and brands of the items you submit).

4: COME TO THE EVENT & SWAP TILL YOU DROP
Simply join us at your selected Swapaholic event and use your points to SWAP TILL YOU DROP!

| EVENT DETAILS | 

DROP OFF DATES (DROP OFF ITEMS AT ANY ONE OF THE CONVENIENT DATES BEFORE THE EVENT)

— 21st September, Thursday: 5-9pm
— 22nd September, Friday: 5-9pm
— 30th September, Saturday: 11am-7pm
Location: 22 North Canal Road ( South Bridge Entrance )

— 1st October, Sunday: 11am-7pm
Location: Park Royal on Pickering (part of Green Is The New Black 2017 (FREE ENTRY) conscious festival!

<SWAP EVENT DATE>
8 October, Sunday: 4-7pm
Location: Marina Barrage

<REGISTRATION FEE & ITEMS>

Category 1 1-3 items $10 flat fee
Category 2 3-20 items $30 flat fee

*Member Perks: ALL members get 4 SGD off when opting for Category 2!

*Students Perks: students receive $ 4 off when opting for Category 2!

<ITEM GUIDELINES>
 

Watch this video: http://bit.ly/2wOAqXn

– Swapaholics can trade in a maximum of 20 items

– All items in must be in excellent condition – clean and wearable NOT stained, torn, faded, ripped, missing buttons, damaged, and broken zippers. All items will be inspected before acceptance into the swap pile.

– Items that can’t be swapped include: Personal items such as: Bathrobes, Pyjamas, Lingerie, Socks, Swimwear, sports gear, Jewelry, Uniforms, and organisational items

– BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag!) Swapaholic doesn’t provide bags in an attempt to minimise waste.

EVENT PARTNERS: 

PUB
The Public Utilities Board is the Singaporean statutory board of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources responsible for ensuring a sustainable and efficient water supply.

oBike Singapore

Singapore’s first station-less smart bike-sharing company which uses technology to change how transportation is viewed in Singapore, allowing commuters to conveniently travel– especially during one-way first- and last-mile commuting – via bicycles located all over the island. This provides a convenient and environmentally-friendly commute option for all, especially given Singapore’s compact size and interconnected urban areas. For more details, please visit https://o.bike/. The oBike App is currently available on the App Store and Google Play.

Scoopy’s & Cream

LOVE, PEACE, ICE CREAM & ICE CREAM!
Scoopy is an Ice cream Penguin on a mission to bring lots of joy and smiles through mobile ice cream services and deliveries for the ultimate convenience and novelty!

Ektory

Ektory is an art studio that specialises in the creation of set design, props and decor, principally crafted by hand.

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