Q: What is a clothing swap?
A: A clothing swap is basically just a big party where you bring all your awesome clothes that don’t fit you or that you’ve become tired of, and swap them with other people who have better fitting clothes that fill you with excitement. Because our clothing swap is city-wide, you’ll have the chance to paw through the cast offs of all the best dressed boys & girls in Portland, and bring home an adorable SWAPmaine tote bag full of your haul.
Q: How much can I take?
A: Good swap etiquette is to never take more than you bring. We will also be providing stylish totes for people to bring home their finds, that are an appropriate size.
Q: What kind of items should I donate?
A: We’re looking for all kinds of clothing from casual to formal. If it’s clean and in good condition, we’ll take it. We also love shoes, accessories, and jewelry, so please don’t leave those out!
Q: Will you take men’s clothing too?
A: Yes! Any clean, un-damaged men’s clothing will be accepted. No socks or underwear please.
Q:What about kid’s clothing?
A: No, unfortunately we can’t accommodate kids clothing.
Q: Will you take home goods as well as clothing?
A: Because we want to leave room for all of the amazing clothes, at this time we are not taking home goods.
Q: How can my business sponsor/get involved with the swap?
A: If you are a clothing store with overstock or items that aren’t selling, we’d love to take them off your hands! We are also looking for pins, stickers, coupons, and other fun things to put in goodie bags for our first customers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to become a sponsor.
Q: What if I don’t have anything to donate but I still want to swap?
A: The goal of the swap is to bring something old to swap for something new to you. We also encourage swappers to give more than they take, as this is also a donation drive for Goodwill. However, you can still come to the swap if you forget your bag of clothes – the admission prices is $10.
Q: How does this benefit Goodwill?
A: We are charging admission to the swap (unless you drop off your donation in advance), and all proceeds will be donated directly to Goodwill of Northern New England. They will also be receiving all left over clothing as a donation to their stores at the end of the swap. Additionally, swapping is yet another great way to help Goodwill promote their mission of sustainability.