Category Archives: Trans/Queer

Trans & Queer Clothing and Accessories Swap, North Portland, April 14th

Come enjoy a safe and fun Transgender/Queer Clothing and Accessories Swap exclusively for the Trans and Queer community to share and find new-to-you items!

When: Saturday April 14th,  from 1:30-3:30 at the Q Center

We’ll be updating the FAQ based on what we learned from the first event, so keep an eye on that there: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://goo.gl/z6PsN1 .

If you’d like to volunteer to help with this swap, please visit the PDX Trans and Queer Clothing Swap facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

For additional details check out the Facebook Page and the Facebook Event page  

This swap takes place quarterly, alternating Saturday/Sunday at the Q Center. If you have further questions, contact info@pdxclothingswap.org

Thank you for spreading the word, showing up and sharing the love and the incredible array of fabulous fashion!

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April 2018 Free Swaps!

WOW there are so many free swaps in April!  If what you want to swap isn’t listed, we’d love for you to start a free swap in your area of interest – tell us, and we’ll post it here to help spread the word!  Here’s the exciting list of April swaps we know about so far:

UPDATE MOVED TO APRIL 8TH DUE TO EASTER! 04/08/18 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   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. For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Carla or Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December 2018)

04/07/18  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

04/08/18 Family Clothing and Footwear Swap (N Portland), Quarterly on a Sunday, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing. Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq  This quarterly swap usually takes place March/April, June, September, January. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

04/14/18 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. Kind men, women, and teens invited to bring in-good-condition ‘stuff’…and find new treasures for personal use or to give as gifts.  Household items, toys and games, books and music, tech and garden, antiques and collectables, crafting items, and more. This is an RSVP event (ie you need to reserve a space so we don’t overcrowd the venue). For a complete list of what what to expect see details here 

04/14/18 PDX Trans & Queer Clothing and accessories Swap  at the Q-center in North Portland, from 1:30-3:30 pm. For additional details check out the Facebook Page and the Facebook Event page    Quarterly alternating Saturday/Sunday at the Q Center. We’ll be updating the FAQ based on what we learn, so keep an eye on that there: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://goo.gl/z6PsN1   This is a safe and fun place for the Trans and Queer community to share and find new-to-you items.   Visit the PDX Trans and Queer Clothing Swap facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

04/16/18  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Collossae Church in Tigard.  No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday January 2018, April 2018, and September 2018. Handicapped accessible).

04/16/18 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Collossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday January 2018, April 2018, September 2018. Handicapped accessible).

04/20/18  Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group

04/27/18 Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month.  You can bring not only clothes but shoes and accessories and any other goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc). If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com   

04/28/18 All Age All Gender Clothing Exchange — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, April 28 @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Doors open at 9:45. Bring any gently worn clothing items to exchange that you or your loved ones no longer wear. Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to rummage through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories) and take whatever they would like. All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help clothe others in the surrounding communities as well as our own. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny! Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.

People of all ages, sizes, genders – Clear Your Closet Event, NE Portland, February 11th

People of all ages, sizes, and genders, Clear Your Closet!

Bring the unwanted wearable items from your closet to the Clear Your Closet event! This event is open to those who want to gift, receive, and both!

There are a couple of parking spaces in front of the space for loading and unloading and more parking nearby.

It would be helpful to know how many people will be gifting so we can set up accordingly. Please RSVP to Rebecca at Rebecca.roehm@yahoo.com so we know that you are coming.

When:  Sunday February 11th, 1pm-3pm

Where:  2809 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Who:  People of all ages, sizes, and genders

If you’ve never been to a free swap, here’s a quick introduction.  This event is being hosted by members of the Buy Nothing Lower Inner Northeast Group. For more information about this particular swap, please contact Rebecca at Rebecca.roehm@yahoo.com

All Size Family Clothing Swap and Fashion/Recycling Talk, SE Portland, February 17th

UPDATE this swap is now full. Thanks for RSVP’ing 🙂 Oooh – a free talk on reducing your fashion waste footprint …combined with a clothing swap!

Guest Speaker, Artist, Environmentalist & Master Recycler, Diane Irby, will discuss the Fashion Industry’s impact on the environment and what we can do to make a difference. Due to venue This talk and swap is for adults only, although the clothing brought can include adults and children’s clothing.

The event is free, but you need to RSVP here to get a ticket.

Clothes Sharing will begin immediately after the talk. To participate, bring clothes to share if you’d like, and/or a reusable bag to take some home.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 
2-3 PM – Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.
Space is limited & will be by RSVP only. 

The Olympic Mills Building
107 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR 
97214

Entrance is on the southeast corner of the building at SE Second & Washington.
Once you enter, take an immediate left. The hallway will take you to the lobby.

Please wait in the lobby, and we will walk together to our meeting space upstairs.

Signs will be posted.

Interact with us on Facebook!
Facebook Event Page

Clothes Sharing FAQs

Q.
What do I have to bring?
A.
Just yourself! 
But we’d love it if you are able to bring some clean, good quality clothing to share! And of course, a reusable bag to take some home if you’d like!

Mens, Womens, Plus sizes, Juniors sizes, Kids sizes, and Babies sizes of all styles and seasons are welcome.
Shoes, Outerwear, & Accessories are also welcome! 
No intimates besides casual pajamas. No housewares. No cosmetics or toiletry items. 

If you are bringing items to share, please make sure they are in good, clean and usable condition. Items needing a quick repair, such as a missing button or a small tear along a seam are fine, as long as the repair is relatively simple. This of course excludes anything that might need to be altered or tailored to fit the new recipient.

Q.
What can I take?
A.
This is not a swap or trade. You may take whatever you think you, a family member or a friend would like or could use, regardless of whether you brought clothes to share. Guests are free to take home items from any and all categories/sizes.
[Although we do hope everyone will bring something to share, so we have a nice selection for everyone to choose from. However, it is not required.]
On our honor, by participating in this Clothes Sharing, we will all agree to take what we like and can use, and leave what we don’t and can’t for someone else. Additionally, we will all agree not to sell anything that we take home from this Clothes Sharing. If we decide we don’t like or can’t use something after all, please gift it, pass it on, donate it, upcycle it, make art with it, or in the worst case scenario – cut it up into rags for use around the house. But please, no selling. And please please, no throwing them away!

Q.
Can I volunteer? What can I do? And what would I get out of it?
A.
Yes! We’d love to have some sorters on hand, to begin sorting during the talk, so we have as much time to share as possible afterward. Volunteer perks include feeling purposeful in your community, more connected with the Planet, and having a better understanding of how we can all work together as one to create change. And possibly baked goods.

Q.
What happens to the left overs?
A.
Items that don’t find a new home at our Clothes Share will be donated in various ways, with priority given to individuals/families in need (so the sharing can be done in person) and local area charities.

Q.
Is this event just for women?
A.
This event is for anyone who wears clothes and is an adult. While we certainly won’t turn away a nursing mom with an infant, we do prefer that guests are adults, as it is simply not a kid-friendly event.
Each guest will need to reserve their space.

Additional Info

In regards to clothing selection, there is no way to know what will be available. It will depend on what guests bring to share.

Mens, Womens, Plus sizes, Juniors sizes, Kids sizes, and Babies sizes of all styles and seasons are welcome.
Shoes, Outerwear & Accessories are also welcome!
No intimates besides casual pajamas. No housewares. No cosmetics or toiletry items.
Guests are free to take home items from any and all categories/sizes.

If you are bringing items to share, please make sure they are in good, clean and usable condition. Items needing a quick repair, such as a missing button or a small tear along a seam are fine, as long as the repair is relatively simple. This of course excludes anything that might need to be altered or tailored to fit the new recipient.

There will be no space specified for trying things on. Plan to wear clothing that makes it easier to size things up, like leggings and a cami under your shirt.

Please contact Diane Irby if you have any further questions:
bornonearthday@gmail.com

 

PDX Trans & Queer Clothing & Accessories Swap, North Portland, January 20th

Come enjoy a safe and fun Transgender/Queer Clothing and Accessories Swap exclusively for the Trans and Queer community to share and find new-to-you items!

When: Saturday January 20th,  from 1:30-3:30 at the Q Center

We’ll be updating the FAQ based on what we learned from the first event, so keep an eye on that there: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://goo.gl/z6PsN1

If you’d like to volunteer to help with this swap, please visit the PDX Trans and Queer Clothing Swap facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

For additional details check out the  Facebook Event page    

This swap takes place quarterly, alternating Saturday/Sunday at the Q Center. If you have further questions, contact info@pdxclothingswap.org

Thank you for spreading the word, showing up and sharing the love and the incredible array of fabulous fashion!

Transgender/Queer Clothing, Accessories, and Costume Swap, North Portland, October 15th

Transgender/Queer Clothing and Accessories Swap!  October you can bring fall and winter clothing, accessories, and Costumes, too!

What:  Clothing, accessory, and costume swap exclusively for the Trans and Queer community!

When: Sunday October 15th, from 2pm-6pm at the Q Center

The first event in July was nothing short of amazing!  Thank you all so much for spreading the word, showing up and sharing the love and the incredible array of fabulous fashion!

We’ll be updating the FAQ based on what we learned from the first event, so keep an eye on that there: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://goo.gl/z6PsN1

This is a safe and fun place for the Trans and Queer community to share and find new-to-you items.  Visit the PDX Trans and Queer Clothing Swap facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

This swap takes place quarterly! Contact info@pdxclothingswap.org

October Swaps 2017

Hi swappers!  It’s officially fall, so you may be going through your cool weather clothes and accessories and realizing some things don’t fit or just aren’t ‘you’ anymore.  Wash them up and swap them for new-to-you clothes you love!  This month we’ve got all-sized clothes for the whole family (men, women, kids) including footwear, a few sized swaps, a community potluck, transgender/queer clothing and accessories swap, and a women’s all-size clothing and stuff swap.  Since this is October, feel free to look for items that might work as costumes – clothing swaps are a great place for free frugal fun!

10/01/17  Family Clothing and Footwear Swap (N Portland), Quarterly on a Sunday, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing. Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq  This quarterly swap usually takes place March, June, September, December. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

10/01/17 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   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. For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Carla or Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December 2017)

10/07/17  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Continue reading