About this Event
T.O. the Good Swap is a monthly clothing exchange for all genders, all bodies, and all ages. Love clothes and the planet? Then you'll love this event...
HOW IT WORKS
Stop at the welcome area with up to 10 items of preloved clothing, footwear, jewelry, and accessories in good condition (a.k.a laundered and folded, no rips, stains, used undies or socks).
Find some thing(s) you love and try it/them on in the Centre for Social Innovation’s gender neutral (and mirror-filled!) bathrooms.
Take what you want home with you. We ask that you to limit the amount you take home to a similar amount to what you brought. It's not about how much you get, it's about how much you'll wear it!
Tag @t.o.thegoodswap to share your finds with the world. Sign up for our mailing list to find out when the next swap is!
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Eliminate textile waste in Toronto and champion ethical and sustainable fashion practices globally by encouraging participation in the conscious fashion movement through swap events, advocacy, and education.
Our mission differs from service organizations such as clothing banks which provide access to free or low-cost clothing for those in need of it. This list of clothing banks in Toronto may be useful if you are looking for these services.
By swapping instead of shopping (or dumping your clothes at a thrift store), you’re participating in the circular economy, keeping clothing out of landfills, saving money, updating your wardrobe, avoiding unethical fast fashion and resource depletion, and sharing with a community of likeminded people… and sharing feels good.
All the sweet haul dopamine, none of the ethical dilemma!
Learn more about the fashion industry and how to care for clothing you truly no longer need on our Resources page.
- Be nice to each other.
- Vet your items: no holes, no stains, clean, and ready to be loved by someone new.
- Respect physical boundaries.
- Don’t hoard.
- Don't hover.
- Don’t use the swap as a dumping ground. The end-of-life care of your textiles is your responsibility. You bought it, you bury it.*
- Don’t do stuff that makes us have to write more community guidelines.
*Don't actually bury it. .
Fine print: *We don’t take responsibility for garments donated and swapped and accept no liability for any claim or loss resulting from any transaction taking place at the event.*
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VENUE & ACCESSIBILITY
Centre for Social Innovation Annex: 720 Bathurst Street
The ground floor of CSI Annex is fully accessible for mobility devices. Guests will enter through the south-east door – the entrance is equipped with a lift.
The Good Swap Hamilton takes place at The Move Room. Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas.
We are grateful to make use of this space and hope to learn from, and integrate, Indigenous knowledge and values into these events.
Masks are optional. Maintain a safe distance from your fellow swappers and wash your items before you swap them.
If you’re feeling under the weather or have recently been around someone who is, stay home and join us at the next event! Covid or not, no one wants to get sick.
The Centre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social Innovation is a hub for people working for people and planet. With two co-working, meeting room and events locations in downtown Toronto and member programming, they’re a perfect place find space, make connections, and make impact. We’re very, very happy to host our swaps at CSI!
Wanna be a pal? Message us to talk about partnering and sponsorship!
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Centre for Social Innovation - Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada