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This month in Toronto, the sustainable fashion organization Fashion Takes Action is organizing an “eco-friendly swapping and shopping” event called Shop Sustainable, that asks people to swap some of their lightly used clothing for something brand new which someone else has dropped off.

Although that may sound like the same premise as a thrift store, it is far from it. The Shop Sustainable event is collecting garments throughout the month of November, which will culminate in the ‘swap and shop’ event on November 29 in Toronto.

The event will feature vegetarian appetizers, wine provided by Southbrook and beer provided by Steamwhistle, vendors including soleRebels footwear, Ecocessories, Children of Hope, ethicalDeal, Live Green Toronto, and Bamboo Magazine. There will also be activities, such as mapping the best places to pick up eco fashion in Toronto by Exhibit Change and Green Beauty‘s non-toxic make-up demos.

If you’d like to take part in this awesome event to promote sustainable fashion practices, check out the full details on the event and the swap criteria and clear your calendar for November 29.

Where: CSI Annex main floor, 720 Bathurst Street, M5S 2R8

Cost: $15 admission, $12 for Live Green Toronto Card Holders and Swapsity members. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.

VIP: $5 drink ticket if you bring your clothing in ahead of time! (details above) and bypass the line at the door!

Banner photo via sk8geek on Flickr

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