“What Even IS Sustainability?”
The Autumn Collections
Date: Saturday October 26th, 2019
Place: Close to Tokyo station on Nihombashi/Otemachi side - address will be released following registration
Entrance starts at 13:45
Swap opens at 14:15
Panel starts at 14:20
Cost per swapper: ¥2,500 when paying in advance, ¥3,000 when paying at the door.
INCLUDES TWO DRINKS - BRING YOUR OWN CUP!
In the interests of sustainability effort and mindful consumption - this is not a venue like the other one with wine glasses on site so if you bring your own cup - that is fantastic. we will of course supply disposable cups but encourage you to bring your own!
So let's get together, have a glass of wine or two and celebrate the seasons - INTO AUTUMN!
Sign up and pay here:
***For employees of the venue there is a special ticket price - please see Kwan Chan at Work Plus for details***
***Please note system for joining the clothes swaps has changed. You must book ticket via Peatix and you can pay in advance (¥2500) or pay at the door (¥3000). Money raised will go to Refugees International Japan RIJ, supporting sustainable projects run by refugees for refugees. Cancellations are fine but please note we will not be offering refunds but you can let us know and give your spot to a friend, this is also possible through the app itself***
What Even is Sustainability?
The Autumn 2019 Swap is being held at a very special place in the Otemachi area of Tokyo Station! We are thrilled to be hosted by WORK PLUS and their member, Kwan Chan will be facilitating a Panel of 3 people who have sustainability at the heart of their endeavours.
Our event schedule will be slightly different for this swap:
13:45 - registration open PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER
14:15 - welcome from Hosts Kwan and Sarah and swap opens!
14:20-14:45 - panel about sustainability - what is it from three different perspectives
14:45 - Q&A
swap continues, drinks flow, snacks are eaten
17:00 - swap closes - please help us to bag up the leftovers at the end - fabric, accessories and shoes should be bagged separately.
Kwan Chan - Kwan is a Canadian living in Japan and will be our panel facilitator. He is a passionate community builder and sustainability champion and a key member of Work Plus. At the heart of his company is building community and leveraging individual strength to create workplaces that focus on humans as well as output. Kwan himself teaches dance in his building, the place that is hosting this event. It also has a small farm on the top floor.
1. Shigefumi Yamaura - Sustainability on an organizational level
Shigefumi is the CSR Director for H&M Japan and will share the initiatives that H&M have engaged in over the recent years including the clothing recycling that supports our swaps, recycled fabric technology and business model and supply change adjustments. One of the goals of the swap is engage and be involved in all levels of our community and these companies such as H&M provide jobs, reasonably priced fashion and pay rent in our communities! waht the swap opes to do is to engage and support the grass-roots ground-level efforts and also take advantage of their recycle service. H&M takes all the clothes away, many tonnes over the years
*If you have a specific questions for Shige, please do send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will ensure he has well prepared material for you.
2. Jane Best - Sustainability on an international level
Jane is the Director of RIJ - Refugees International Japan, a company that supports Refugees, onsite and supplies material and monetary support, plus any other requested support for the people in these locations to create programmes that can, from within the community, become self-managed. RIJ does not send people into the projects to manage them, moreover supplies money and support to community leaders to support the refugee community that they live in and are from. Sustainable support is at the heart of RIJ activity and you can find out ways that you can contribute and donate by becoming a friend of RIJ, attending their amazing Bluffs and quizzes and getting tables for their events! Did you know that most refugees would rather be close to home and eventually to return to their home?
3. Sarah Furuya - Sustainability on an individual and personal level
Sarah will talk about the small things each of us can do to be conscious consumers and avoid the pitfall that we can fall into when taking and all or nothing approach to consuming. we live an a world that is set up for our convenience and from within this world, how can we take a more proactive and quality approach to our consuming habits, while still being subject to the push and pull of the modern world?
Special thanks to our Amy Hanashiro who continues to help in the organisation of the swaps and is our beloved swap sempai.
Sign up and pay here:
Two drinks as part of the entry
Up to 100 people
Pre-registration and payment required (There will be limited on-the-door payment options but registration is necessary)
“Waste is a resource in the wrong place”
Where we bring the goods we no longer want or need, and take the goods we love.
Where we recycle and repurpose.
All Shapes and Sizes welcome! The more diversity the better the swapping!
BRING as much or as little as you want.
TAKE as much or as little as you want.
Bring nothing, take nothing, just join to have fun.
This is an adult event but if your kids absolutely must attend - bring them along.
XS S M L LL
Accessories and clean cosmetics
Official kid's corner
Men's clothing corner
(We are still a women-only and lady-identifying event, but we've decided to open space for masculine wear - we will put this space toward the back of the venue so men can pop in).
Our corporate Partner H&M will take away the excess clothes to be recycled by their partner I:CO
You can read the sustainability report here.
We have clothes rails and full-length mirrors and will have tables set up to lay the clothes on.
You don't have to bring any clothes. Or take any clothes. All welcome with cover charge.
Accessories and cosmetics in great condition are accepted.
shoes in absolutely excellent condition are accepted.
Sign up soon - this is a very popular event! Purchase you ticket - we will open a wait list once all the tickets have been sold.
We will have a recycle are for your old and damaged clothes - that’s right - those yellow armpits, moth-eaten or bobbly clothes.
Please note - we can accept old non-swap-worthy shoes and bags but they must be bagged separately from clothing and fabric items.
Let’s see how much we can keep out of landfill, how mindfully we can consume.
Here’s that link again:
“One woman’s trash is another’s treasure”
Clothes Swaps are run and sponsored by Sarah Furuya Coaching, with the contribution and support of participating venues, speakers, recycle companies and the swap community itself. Thank you to each and every person who shows up, participated and donates. Special thanks to Amy Hanashiro for her help and support and organisational smarts!