First Staunton-area Eco Swap
What: A free eco swap meet to barter used goods with fellow community members. This first official swap is for ladies only. Attendees are encouraged to bring up to two armloads of clothing, accessories, books, and small art/decor/household items to swap. Tables and racks will be available for item display. Attendees are also encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to share, along with a reusable mess kit and clean up bag for personal food use.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27
Where: 16West by Virtually Sisters, located at 16 West Beverly St., downtown Staunton, VA
Who: Sponsored by the hOUR Economy, Transition Staunton Augusta, and Staunton Creative Community Fund. Led and coordinated by several great ladies, and supported by many eco- friendly community members.
Background: Eco swaps have been happening all over America for years and now they’ve officially arrived in Staunton. Eco Swaps are an innovative, money-saving, and conservation-minded way to perk up your home or wardrobe for FREE while lightening your own load by sharing and/or swapping items you no longer want or need with others. Left over Eco-Swap items will be delivered to a local thrift store. This is just one engaging and creative way to be environmentally friendly, fashion forward, and community minded all at the same time. Future local Eco Swaps, slated to happen monthly, will have different themes — men, children’s goods, garden, summer living, books, household goods, holiday gifts & crafts and more.