Lifestyle

Frock Swap gives girls chance to switch style

NEW LOOK: Rebecca Lewis from Cultiver and Aeron Parker from Cactus Espresso Bar will host a frock swap today.
NEW LOOK: Rebecca Lewis from Cultiver and Aeron Parker from Cactus Espresso Bar will host a frock swap today. Claudia Baxter

IPSWICH ladies can refresh their wardrobes and steal each other's style at a frock swap tonight.

The inaugural Cactus Espresso Bar and Cultiver Frock Swap is a great opportunity to exchange old clothing for good quality 'new' items, organiser Aeron Parker said.

"My friends and I have always wanted to do a clothes swap, and we thought opening up to everyone would make it more fun," Ms Parker said.

"Women can bring in up to five items of good-quality clothing - skirts, pants, blouses or dresses - and can exchange them for tokens that they can use to purchase 'new' clothes.

"It's a good way to get rid of clothes that you've grown out of, that are the wrong size, or that just aren't your style anymore."

Ms Parker said the Frock Swap had an eco-conscious message and would help to reduce waste.

"Swapping can be fun and if there are any leftovers they'll be donated to charity, so everybody wins," she said.

Clothes swapping events have proven successful in Brisbane, and Ms Parker is hopeful the trend will catch on in Ipswich.

"Depending on the response, we might try to organise a swap every three months or so," she said.

"People who have seen the posters and come in to talk to me have been really receptive so far."

Tickets to the swap cost $8 and can be purchased from Cultiver, 126 Brisbane St, or at the door of the Cactus Espresso Bar event.

Patrons can bring up to five items to swap and will receive a token for each item they bring.

The swap starts at 5.30pm.




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Meet your local farmers at festival

AL AGES: James Cottrell at the Winter Harvest Festival last year.

Scenic Rim produce shines at Winter Harvest

High-flying efforts of Eagles 200 gamers recognised

Ipswich Eagles footballer Michael Lugg.

Lugg, Schoormans join elite Ipswich club

ELECTION: Meet your candidates in Wright

Election, vote, poll booth, Voters at Newtown State School. Council Election 2016, March 19,

Who will get your vote in Wright?

Latest deals and offers

Robbery CCTV

Night Owl Redbank Plains was held up at knife point overnight.

CCTV footage of robbery overnight at Night Owl Redbank Plains.

Drug Arm to assist party precinct

Launch of the new Safe Night Precinct in Top of Town. Pictured is Graham Hembrow from Drug Arm, Mayor Paul Pisasale, Jennifer Howad MP and Dennis Young from Drug Arm.

Launch of the new Safe Night Precinct in Top of Town.

Hey Mumma Working

What's tougher - full time work or being a mum, why?

What's tougher - full time work or being a mum, why?

Arts and culture get a boost in council budget

HAPPY CAMPER: Council’s culture boss Cr Charlie Pisasale will be delighted $400,000 has been allocated for a business case investigation for IPAC.

IPAC at the forefront of councillor's agenda

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four