Tuesday, November 11, 2008


For all you aspiring fashionistas out there....

The 2nd Annual DIY Factory is hosting a FREE mini-Swap-O-Rama this year. Did I hear someone ask...."What is a Swap-O-Rama?"?

Well..... a Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. The 2nd Annual DIY Factory will provide a space where guest can donate unwanted clothing, peruse others’ donations, and rework their selections into new and unique fashions with the help of design and sewing savvy volunteers.

Guests are welcome to bring clothing and/or accessories to donate to the swap. Every swap begins with a giant collective pile of clothing, the unwanted clothing of attendees and donors. Everyone is welcome to dive in and find his or her next new/used items from the pile. Take as little or as much clothing from this pile as you like, it's all free!

Swap-O-Rama-Rama also offers on site DIY with skilled artists to help you get started. You'll find professional designers with sewing machines ready to teach you how to make modifications to your new/used duds.

Guests are encouraged to enter their new designs into the fashion show, which starts at 10pm. They can strut down the runway in their fabulous new fashions or use one of our models to show off their design talent!

More information on the Swap-O-Rama-Rama movement can be found at:

This year's Swap-O-Rama is being coordinated and produced by our friends at GAGA (Greater Austin Garbage Arts).

Saturday, November 15th

3pm to 1am

La Plaza del Rey Ballroom

2716 Fredericksburg Rd.

(Conveniently located between Hildebrand and West Ave.)

$5 Admission – All Ages

(12 and under free with adult admission)

A portion of the proceeds benefit:The Battered Women and Children's Shelter of Bexar County.

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