This year’s event is bigger, badder, and better than ever! Here’s what we have in store for you!
Unlimited Swapping: That’s right, check-in at registration with your ticket or to purchase a ticket and the mounds of clothes and accessories are there for you to raid (but let’s be mindful as we gather new finds. We are a considerate, sharing type of community).
Silk Screening Stations: Spruce up and reinvent a t-shirt, skirt, or shirt at one of our silkscreening stations. We have local artists on hand to share their stylish designs with you, right on-site. Silkscreeners include:
Jeremy Lauder- Derisory Designs | Candy Depew- Candy Coated | Laurel Schwass-Drew- LS-Drew Graphics | Stephanie Flati | Stephanie Harvi | Deb Kalai | Village of Arts & Humanities | Nicole Krecicki- Rainbow Alternative | Aryon Hoselton- Nerd Island
Kid-friendly Activities: Bring the kids to this year’s swap! We are encouraging attendees to clean out their kid’s closets so the little ones can swap. We are also offering an array of workshops that they can take advantage of. Kids 10 and under get in for free.
Community Partners/Sponsors/Creative Workshops: At the swap, you’ll be able to peruse local artists offering workshops and creative demonstrations throughout the day along with organizations offering classes, programs, projects, products and more!
Village of Arts and Humanities (portion of your ticket cost is donated to this organization!)
Fairmount Art Center
Sammy Davis Vintage
Philadelphia Natural Dye Project
The Lettered Set
Amber Zaraza (M&J)
Spiral Q Puppet Theatre
Philly Swap Stakeholder Ticket Holders will receive access to on-hand stylists who will share tips and put together looks for you. They will also be able to utilize the sewing alteration stations and have their garments transformed on-site.
Speaker Series: Join us as we explore a variety of topics in the fashion and garment industry. Carol Cho, Partnership Manager for Burda, will speak on open source pattern community. Kelly Cobb, Instructor at UD, is talking about considered design with a lot of exciting resources and research to help designers and generate dialogue on the big s word-SUSTAINABLE. Plus more!
Art Exhibition: Inside/Out: Exploring the Garment will be on display at URBN throughout the month of October. The garment provides a tangible delineation between the space of the self and the outer world. We will display 2-Dimensional work that questions prevailing notions of clothing by turning them inside out and upside down.