Author Archives: Barb Hughes

Women’s size 0-5 clothing swap, SE Portland, September 19th

Women’s Size 0-5 Clothing Swap is Friday September 19th at 7pm!  Please bring a reasonable amount of good quality clothing, and remember, non-clothing is only ok if folks take it – otherwise it must be brought back home with you. Please help out by bringing a mirror and/or some decent bags (sturdy trash bags are great) for donating the remainders!

Thanks in advance for helping to make your swap community a reality, and remember by participating in free swaps you agree to not sell anything you get for free at a free swap, but can give it away or bring it back to the next swap if you decide it’s not quite ‘you’.  Good karma continues as we’re all philanthropists making a positive difference for ourselves and others!

Only sizes 0-5 in great shape please – if you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If you have clothes missing zippers or raggy items please offer them on

Clean out your closet! Gather all the clothes in good condition that you don’t wear or want. Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc. (but please: no used make-up or undergarments). Our next women/teen size 0-5 swap at People’s Co-op will be Friday, September 19th at  Continue reading

Do you think this kind of Gift Economy would work in Portland?

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Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap, Tigard, September 15th

Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap, at Colossae Church in Tigard (new address is 12244 SW Garden Place…just a few doors down from the old one).   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! (This venue is handicapped accessible!) With back to school and fall’s new clothing ideas, it’s time to exchange your no-longer-needed women’s and teens clothes for new-to-you clothes!

When: Monday September 15th at 7pm (Always the 3rd Monday of every month

Time:    7pm – 7:25pm

Where: Colossae Church, located in Park 217, you’ll see a blue sign out front that says”Colossae”.   New address is 12244 SW Garden Place, Tigard,OR 97223…just a few doors down from the old address.

1.  We need YOUR help to keep this swap running smoothly.  Please help set up and/or clean up.  We have  Continue reading

Women’s size 6-12 clothing swap, NE Portland, September 13th

Check your closet, drawers and storage, wash clothes and other wearables you no longer love/wear/need (including cleaning up jewelry, purses, shoes, and other accessories) and bring them to the women’s medium size 6-12 clothing swap!  This is a swap for women and teens who wear women’s sizes 6-12 only.   No children please.

What: size 6-12 medium women’s FREE clothing swap 

When: Saturday September 13th 2014, 2pm.

Swaps are the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If you can bring large, clean plastic yard bags for our remainders, please do so and give directly to the swap hostess Anna.  If a few women can start putting remainders into the bags around 3pm, that would be Continue reading

All Size Women’s Clothing Swap, Beaverton, September 7th

All Size Women’s Clothing Swap 7pm Sunday September 7th 2014  at Adapt Training in Beaverton. If you’ve never been to a free swap, they are a ton of fun and it’s FREE!  Bring a girlfriend or female family member. Check the  facebook page.

Come and swap out your gently used and unwanted clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, jewelry and more.  All sizes are welcome.

Please read the swap rules below before attending the swap. Be sure to arrive a little early and have your clothes sorted by size prior to  Continue reading

September 2014 Free Swaps!

It’s back to school time,  and fall is just a hint in the air!  Here’s the free swaps I’ve heard of so far for the month of September – including a back-to-school kids clothing swap.  Please let me know if you have a free swap to add to this listing.

09/06/14  Family Swap (Men Women and Children’s Clothing) 651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233 Located in the red building on the west side of the street between Stark and Burnside. Children’s clothing at 1pm and then Adult clothing at 2pm.  Back-to-School kids swap: Back-to-fall swap for adults:  Contact Amber Meyer

09/06/14   Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at

09/07/14  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap 7pm @ Adapt Training in Beaverton. See all the details here!  Bring a girlfriend or female family member, usually monthly on the first Sunday.

09/13/14  Size 6-12 Women’s Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  Adults and teens  only (No children or babies).   For what to expect see details here.  Second Saturday of the month.

09/15/14  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Colossae Church in Tigard (new address is 12244 SW Garden Place…just a few doors down from the old one).   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for Continue reading

Adult Men and Women Clothing Swap, Gresham, September 6th

Men and Women are BOTH invited to this swap!  Bring your partner! It’s time to swap clothes and prepare for fall. Come to the Gresham Swap for new-to-you adult size clothes to freshen up your wardrobe!

Gather up all your clothes and accessories you (and your partner) no longer want or need, and swap them for some new clothes. It’s completely free!

Join us September 6th and be ready to swap! We will swap adult clothing at 2pm  (come early for the children’s clothing at 1pm).  We’ll be at 651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233

Located in Continue reading