Last Sunday I went to ‘NZ’s biggest eco fashion event’ The Big Shwop. A friend and I enjoyed an afternoon of ‘shwopping’ and for our $20 entry we got a goody bag and a free glass of lovely MOMO wine. In the goody bag were a regular sized ‘Everything balm’ and face cleanser from Trilogy, eco store soap and laundry powder, People’s coffee x 2 free cards and bag of plunger coffee.
When the clothes had been sorted and The ‘Big Shwop’ opened, I was expecting women to stampede faster than bulls in a china shop. Far from it – not a cat fight in sight!
After a rush around the clothing racks and a speedy try on, I got to swap my 3 rarely worn items for 3 new ones – a summer skirt, a winter skirt and a singlet. One of the skirts was vintage made in Paris wool which was a lucky score.
The Big Shwop just shows how you can get a new look for zero cost. Go the pre-loved clothes for the best kind of fair trade/eco shopping. I was chuffed to see they are linking to my blog too. Follow theirs here: http://thebigshwop.wordpress.com/