Author Archives: Barb Hughes

Looking for Japanese Speaking Swapper

Hi swappers!  I was contacted by a Japanese TV station called Tokyo TV about doing a feature on Swap Positive.  If you speak Japanese, I’d love to hear from you ASAP.  The producers of their prime time economic variety show called Zipangu is wanting to do a short feature on the barter market and they heard about Swap Positive’s unique system of people swapping clothes.  As a sister city, they would like to stop by on August 26th or 27th for an interview.

I’m reaching out to see if we have any swappers willing to help me with this?  If so, please email me at and leave your name and phone number so I can call you back and we can talk about this fun opportunity!


NEW- Transgender/Non-Binary Clothing Closet, Monday-Thursday, SE Portland

Just learned about a free Transgender/Non-Binary clothing closet!  It’s called Brave Space, and is open Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm, and located in SE Portland. Feel free to browse or drop off donations.  The Brave Space clothing closet is free to all transgender and non-binary folks, no matter if you’re a client or not.   They have an area to try things on and bags for you to take home. For more information, check out Brave Space Clothing Closet

Women’s Size Petite to Medium Clothing Swap, SE Portland, August 17th

Women’s XS to Medium (approx size 0-8) – 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 ‘stuff’, used make-up or undergarments). Our next women’s/teens Petite to Medium (approx 0-8) swap at People’s Co-op will be Friday August 17th at 7pm.  Arrive early and please limit to good quality – no rips or stains, or grease. If you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes. 

What: FREE Women’s Size Small to Medium (approx 0-8) Clothing Swap

Where: People’s Food Coop 3029 SE 21st avenue, Portland OR 97202 503.232.9051

When: Friday 08/17/18  7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications through the Facebook group page called SE Clothing Swap XS/Petite Women at: and request to join the group.  We meet monthly on the third Friday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Share & receive awesome clothes!

It’s best to arrive 5-10 minutes early as we will start promptly at 7pm.We start & leave on-time so please plan extra time to be a few minutes early so you get plenty of Continue reading

Baby/Preschool Clothes & Accessories, Women’s All Size Clothing and Maternity Swap, SE Portland, August 12th

Spread the word about our August swap! Baby – Preschool Clothes and Accessories, and Women’s All Size Clothing and Maternity Swap!

Where: We will be in the large meeting room at Midland Library (straight ahead when you come in the entrance). 805 SE 122nd, Portland OR 97233.

When: August 12th, 2018, Please arrive by 3:15 to sort what you are donating, then we swap from 3:30-4:30, then start cleaning up.

If a few people are able to stay to help bag up the leftovers, I would appreciate it as we typically have an entire carload of remaining items to donate.

Bring: Baby/children’s/women’s clothing and gear from newborn through size 5 plus women’s and maternity (only things in reasonably good condition, no stained or torn items please). It helps to bring clothes sorted by size so it is easier to put things out. All are welcome even if you don’t have much to donate, just please only take what you will use.

All leftover items will be donated to Northwest Children’s Outreach (kids/maternity) and Rahab’s Sisters(women’s clothes).

Women’s Medium Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, August 11th

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.   No children or babies please.

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

When: Saturday August 11th, 2018, 2pm.

Swaps at this location are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If a few women can start putting remainders into piles around 3pm, that would be appreciated!

Where: Evergreen Community Church (in the gym) 935 Continue reading

Family All-Size Clothing Swap, Beaverton, August 5th

Family All Size Clothing Swap! Bring your whole family – Everyone’s invited – men, women, teens, kids, babies!
When:   Sunday August 5th, 7pm

Where: Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97005.

Men, Women, Teens, and Kids can bring your gently used-in-excellent condition clothes, shoes, and accessories, and go home with new items you can use!  This event is FREE and open to the public. All sizes, ages, and families are welcome.  So that you know what to expect, and so it’s fun for everyone, please read our  Free Swap rules.

What a great way to prepare for back-to-school! What a great way to refresh the whole families’ wardrobe all at the same time!

Our swap is FREE, with no admission charge, no strings attached, and all remainders will be given away for free or to organizations that will not sell them but will give them away. This swap meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December 2018)

For further details contact Kirsten at  Juleea at or check the facebook page. Phone 503-646-8482.

Women’s and Teens All Size Swap, Longview WA, August 4th

Come enjoy an All Size Women’s and Teens Clothing and Accessories Swap in Cowlitz County!

When: August 4th, 10am-11am

Where: Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St. Longview, Wa 98632

Who:  All sizes of women and teens

This is an open event for those women and teens that would like to participate in our quarterly clothing swap in Cowlitz County. Shop quality clothing and accessories that other people haven’t worn in a while, don’t fit anymore or just need a new home. Go through your closet and collect items that you’re having a rough relationship with; shoes, handbags, travel bags, scarves, accessories. EXCLUDES lingerie and underwear. All items must be clean and free of stains or repair needs. If you Continue reading