Turkey Puts DIY Twist on Clothing Swap

Giysi Takası, which means clothing swap in Turkish, celebrated its 1st anniversary with a day-long swap, skillshares, and performances on Saturday, April 6th at Mixer Art Gallery in Tophane, Istanbul. The swap was referred to as a maker’s party, because 400 young adults not only enjoyed the event’s offerings but also actively participated in its creation, along with the 13 volunteer staff. Shareable helped support this event through its seed grant contest this year.

Our local eco swap

I’ve written before about the merits of swapping clothes and accessories you no longer want for “new-to-you” items instead. The three top benefits are:

  • Saving money — one of the the keys to prosperity is spending less/saving more.
  • Eco-friendly — reusing stuff helps avoid adding to the landfill.
  • Fun! — getting together with others for a good time beats solo shopping zombiedom.