At swaps, women find clothes and community
on April 25, 2013
People in the Bay Area are turning to creative alternatives to buying new. Clothing swaps have been around for a long time, but they’re more popular than ever. Some swaps charge an entrance fee — Like SwapSF, a San Francisco exchange that draws over three hundred people, while Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a swap and DIY workshop in a hundred cities around the world, is donation based.
Twice a year women from around the Bay pile into a house on the Berkeley-Oakland border to swap clothes. Vanessa Rancaño and Alexis Kenyon went to find out more.
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