Old Clothes Become New at Miami Goin’ Green

Posted by Rebecca Carter on Apr 21, 2010 in Blog, Events | 1 comment

As one of the organizers of Miami Goin’ Green Earth Day event in Bayfront Park on Saturday, April 24, 2010, my job is to be the “green guru”. I try to implement especially eco-friendly aspects into the event, including things for all of our guests to do while they are enjoying the festival. Note: These activities are FREE.

FASHION FORWARD (a clothing swap)

Just as we had last year, you’ll be able to participate in Fashion Forward, a clothing swap, during the event. Bring in clothing, shoes, and accessories that you no longer use, and browse around at what others have already brought in – and take what you’d like!

I know I’ve got some shoes that no longer fit my lifestyle, but still have some good life left in them…and some pants that just aren’t the right size anymore. I’ll bring them in to the Fashion Forward tent at Miami Goin’ Green and look around for something “new to me”. In fact, I can’t wait!

This year, Fashion Forward is being run by the fabulous organization Dress for Success, which provides professional clothes to women that can not afford their own. All remaining items at the end of the day will go to the non-profit, so please be sure to bring in professional attire that you no longer need, as well. It will be put to great use.


And new to Miami Goin’ Green this year is the T-Shirt Transformation Station. I’m really excited about this new addition. In this tent, you’ll be able to bring in some t-shirts that you don’t really use as is (promotional tees are great for this, or perhaps an old favorite that might have a little hole in it). We’ll have transformation experts on hand to help you turn that tee into something new! You’ll be able to choose from 10 different tops, 5 skirts, and 10 accessories. They’ll help you cut and sew. Then, if you wish, you can move on to the screen printing area and choose from several custom designs that have been made especially for this event!

This area is being run by Dirty Peaches Clothing Co. and their volunteers, as well as Squeegee Science eco-friendly screen printing lab.


So bring in some t-shirts to Transform, along with other clothing to swap at Fashion Forward…it’s going to be a great time and you’ll come home with new clothes at no cost to you! (Or the planet.)

Tied TeeFringe BagT-Shirt Skirt

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