Frock swap makes cash

Katikati Advertiser - - On The Job -

Ev­ery­one went home with some­one else’s clothes. That’s the word fol­low­ing the Frock-Swap fundraiser for Boomerang Bags.

The Frock-Swap fundraiser was away to fur­ther the cause of Boomerang Bags. De­scribed as a ‘for the peo­ple, by the peo­ple’ ini­tia­tive to re­duce the use of plas­tic bags, Boomerang Bags is a non­profit com­mu­nity project which sews re­us­able fab­ric shop­ping bags for the com­mu­nity. The fundrais­er­will help pay for ad­di­tional sewing ma­chine nee­dles and other re­sources.

Or­gan­iser Jizzy Green said get­ting 40 women in a room full of pre-loved cloth­ing with a cou­ple of bot­tles ofwine and some nib­bles was a recipe for suc­cess.

“There was much laugh­ter, chat­ting, try­ing on and so­cial­is­ing, while they all ri­fled thought the piles of clothes on of­fer. Ev­ery­one got to take home aw­hole new set of pre-loved clothes, and a few gen­er­ous spot prizes.”

The Frock Swap event raised $200 that will be used to help cre­ate­more bags.

Six wooden stands that all stock these bags are in the Katikati vil­lage and free to use.

WOMEN RI­FLE through pre-loved clothes on of­fer at the Frock Swap fundraiser.

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