It started as an event designed to be an alternative to consumerism, but Wendy Tremayne’s Swap-O-Rama-Rama now takes place in more than 40 cities both in the US and around the world – that is a photo from a recent Boston swap, above. Part clothing swap, and part DIY workshop, we cannot imagine a better idea for recycling baby clothes. The premise is so simple…
…just bring a bag of unwanted clothing, and then take as much (or as little) as you want or need, from the collective pile. Below, a Milwaukee, WI swap.
Sewing stations are set up, along with volunteer artists, to help you alter and remake what you find. Our favorite part is that you can then relabel your clothes to cover up the existing brand and indicate that your new clothing was recycled.