GFX + FASHION REVOLUTION NYC at SOHO GRAND HOTE
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

GFX + FASHION REVOLUTION NYC at SOHO GRAND HOTE

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We're thrilled to be swapping in NYC at the SoHo Grand hotel with our friends from Fashion Revolution! GFX get's glam with DJ NIKS on the decks, Céline Semaan from The Library, chic shopping with exclusive items by Faubourg, and celebrating the official release of The Regeneration Magazine Fashion Issue with Kyle Calian and edited by GFX Founder, Patrick Duffy! 

This event is FREE and open to everyone but pleases read the rules of the game to make sure you get the goods! 

PLEASE REGISTER VIA EVENT BRITE HERE! 

ARRIVE + CHECK-IN: 1-2pm

SWAP + SHOP OPENS: 2pm

BRUNCH + MUSIC +DANCING  ALL DAY: Call (212) 965-3000 for more info and reservations!

 

HOW IT WORKS

STEP ONE: Check in with GFX team at the specified time and location. We encourage you to bring as many items as you like, garments and accessories are quality screened to ensure a quality experience. Each item that that passes a screening, you will receive a token/ticket in exchange. If your items are not suitable for swapping you can either take them back or leave with us to recycle. The tickets/tokens are your currency for the swap. As the swap is 1-to-1, you will use these to check out after you have made your selections. 

STEP 2: After check-in, the team takes your garments and sets up the swap area. When the swap area is ready there will be a brief introduction to the swap and the ‘rules of engagement’ to remind people of our policies. 

STEP 3:  Start your engines! Swappers enter the ‘shop’ at the specified times and may begin perusing. While swapping, we limit the number of items you can hold at one to avoid any unnecessary hoarding! If you have three items, try them on, and if you want to keep an item – take it off the hanger and carry it that way to signal that you'll be keeping the item. 

Once you have completed your selection, you can hang out in the swap area as they tend to be really fun or check out by taking your new items back to the entrance and show your tickets/tokens to the staff to claim your new clothes!  

For more info on Swap Rules, CLICK HERE

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GFX + Fashion Revolution + Fashion Open Studios
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

GFX + Fashion Revolution + Fashion Open Studios

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Come celebrate Fashion Revolution Week with ONEBYME in partnership with Global Fashion Exchange x Fashion Revolution for ONE special night!

Get your Saturday night started with GFX + Fashion Revolution +  ONE BY ME  in Whitechapel!

A night filled with signature ONE BY ME cocktails (virgin available), munchies, live music and a clothes swap, if you so desire. All to celebrate the "Birth of a New Movement"! It is a momentous occasion for the Sustainable Fashion Industry. The world's first ONEBYME ONELAB is opening soon!

OBM will be moving out of the old studio in Whitechapel and into our new premises in Poplar to open our first ONELAB.To mark this significant occasion, we want to entertain you in our old studio in Whitechapel, ONE last time.

Grab your Early Bird Tickets for £4.50. Tickets at the Door will be £10, so secure your Early Bird Tickets today!

All funds collected will be passed onto the talented musicians playing on the night. So let's support our Emerging Musicians together!

LINK HERE FOR TIX

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GFX MIAMI + Fashion Revolution
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

GFX MIAMI + Fashion Revolution

GFX and Fashion Revolution are excited to announce the first-ever, GFXxFashionRevolution Global Swap Events! The goal is to swap 1 Million lbs. (500,000 Kilos) of clothing globally during Fashion Revolution Week 2018.

The Fashion Revolution Miami team invites you to be part of this worldwide event and do your part.

**Bring up to 6 pieces of gently worn or unused clothes and swap it for something stylish to renew your wardrobe.**

Clothing that is no longer wearable will be recyled by TheFullEdit and Nomad Tribe

SUSTAINABLE FASHION PANEL DISCUSSION:
Moderated by:
Colleen Coughlin – The Full Edit

Panelists:
Sophie Zembra - Antidote
Xavier Blum - Artesano
Karelle Levy – KRELwear
Veronica Pesantes - The Onikas

MINI WORKSHOPS

Quickie Couture, easy alterations for your beloved clothes , frugally refresh your closet, learn to style using second hand clothes, or make your own necklace from scraps.

POP UP SHOP:

Artesano
CarolinaK
Francesca Belluomini – The Cheat Sheet of Italian Style
KRELwear
Nomad Tribe
Sonder & Holliday
Suspiro
The Full Edit


TICKETS:
$10 - Early Bird
$15 - At the Door

*Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served*

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Apr
23
to Apr 29

GFX + FASHION REVOLUTION - GLOBAL SWAP EVENT

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Fashion Revolution and GFX are excited to announce the first-ever, GFXxFashionRevolution Global Swap Events! We're teaming up with a global goal of swapping 1 Million lbs. (500,000 Kilos) of clothing during Fashion Revolution Week 2018! Honoring the 5 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, together with we aim to give textiles a new life by empowering consumers to take action for a better environment while they stylishly renew their wardrobe. Download the guide on how to host an event and plan your swap (link here) and be a part of the largest #globalfashionexchange ever!

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GFX DUBAI + Fashion Revolution at RETOLD Boutique - April 22 + 28
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

GFX DUBAI + Fashion Revolution at RETOLD Boutique - April 22 + 28


GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE is partnered FASHION REVOLUTION for the GLOBAL SWAP EVENT.

The Dubai edition of GFX is taking place at RETOLD - Dubai's only boutique for inclusive pre-owned fashion!

We want YOU to be part of the FASHION REVOLUTION! Let's work together this Fashion Revolution Week to close the loop on fashion - join us for the GFXDXB clothes swap.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. Find near-new, stylish items in your closet that you’re ready to part with. Please make sure they are in good condition (not stained or damaged), and clean (washed or dry cleaned). Max 10 items can be swapped; anything extra will be donated.

  2. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite. The nominal ticket price goes towards covering the cost of the event - please invite your friends to be part of the revolution too - this is how revolutions gain serious momentum!

  3. Drop off your items to be swapped at RETOLD any time BEFORE April 20th, the boutique's opening hours are 8am - 8pm. Please make sure you let the RETOLD team know you are delivering your items to be swapped, and show them your Eventbrite ticket.

  4. Visit the boutique any time during Fashion Revolution Week to select your new pieces from the SWAP RAILS. GFX is a GFX is a 1-to-1 swap - there are 2 categories: High Street and High End. If you bring 6 items, you can take 6. If you bring 2 High Street and 4 High End then you can select 2 High Street items and 4 High End items.

  5. Use all the social media tags and handles to spread awareness!

We will have both Women's and Men's sections!

GFX MISSION: To SAVE a million pounds of clothes from being discarded by giving them a second life.

GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE (GFX) is an international platform promoting sustainability in the fashion industry with inspiring forums, educational content and cultural events. Through interactive clothing swaps GFX empowers consumers to take action for a better environment while they stylishly renew their wardrobe and save hundreds of thousands of clothes from going to landfill.

FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. The aim is to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way. Fashion Revolution Week is from April 23-29th and falls on the on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013.

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Mar
23
8:30 PM20:30

GFX + Australia Circular Fashion Conference

Global Fashion Exchange is proud to partner with an exclusive Australian first for an industry-only event, focussed on responsible fashion practice and supporting economic growth on March 22nd in Sydney, Australia!  

Were excited to bring together the sharpest minds in responsible fashion, to help Australia's largest fashion retail companies develop responsible practice and to build a stronger local industry.

Get your tickets HERE!

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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

GFX MELBOURNE SWAP EVENT WITH THE CLOTHING EXCHANGE + FASHION REVOLUTION

Global Fashion Exchange lands in Melbourne and partners with The Clothing Exchange and Fashion Revolution to create the cities largest and most exciting ethical fashion event for VAMFF 2018. 

How to participate: Bring up to 6 items that are seasonally appropriate, clean, pressed and free from major fault to swap on the day! 

Check-in: 11:00 am – 11:45 am - Clothing Swap: 12: 00 pm

Places are limited so please register online. If you haven’t been to a swap before or need a reminder about how things work, check out our tips for events on our website clothingexchange.com.au 

“At The Clothing Exchange, we believe that looking good shouldn’t ‘cost’ the earth – yet current manufacturing and fashion industry practices are responsible for a vast amount of damage to the environment and to the lives of clothing industry workers.” – Kate Luckins, founder of The Clothing Exchange

"This is our biggest and most exciting event in Autraila to date. We are honored and excited to work with The Clothing Exchange and Fashion Revolution to create an exciting event with a huge positive impact" - Patrick Duffy, Founder Global Fashion Exchange

Tickets: $25 (online or at the door)

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

GFX Talks travels to Melbourne!

GFX Talks + VAMFF

GFX Founder Patrick Duffy in conversation with: 

Kate Luckins / The Clothing Exchange  +  Jade Sarita Arnott / Arnsdorf
Andrea Spencer-Cooke / SDG Expert  +  Claire Goldsworthy / The Fashion Advocate Priya
SaratChandran / Human Rights Expert
Camille Reed / Founder of Australian Circular Fashion Conference

The Topic: 

Collaboration & The Future of Fashion

Learning about the industry and its challenges from the unique perspectives of our experts, GFX Talks will explore the vision of each and how we can collaborate to create a positive impact for a positve fashion future. 

 


 

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GFX HOLLYWOOD with Bead & Reel
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

GFX HOLLYWOOD with Bead & Reel

Global Fashion Exchange + Bead & Reel Invite You To

GFX Hollywood Inaugural Swap!

Join us for a boutique swap experience in the heart of Los Angeles at the brand new FF-1051 Gallery. Hosted by Global Fashion Exchange in partnership with Bead & Reel, we're showing a chic new side of pre-loved fashion. Bring your best clean, gently-used clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories that you would love to give to a friend, and exchange them for fresh, beautiful styles for yourself!

The average American tosses 82 pounds of textile waste each year, which adds up to 11 million tons of trash in landfills annually. Fight fashion waste and get set for the holidays with this exclusive swapping event.

HOW IT WORKS

For every item you bring, you can take something else home! 

We will weigh all in-coming pieces and add the total into the Global
Fashion Exchange's landfill savings (40,000 pounds and counting!).

Anything left over will be donated to the Downtown Women's Center or recycled with I:CO, so nothing goes to waste!

RULES

NO fast fashion brands (example: Forever 21, H&M, Zara, etc.). If you're unsure if a brand is acceptable, email us at hello@beadandreel.com for clarification.

All items must be clean, lightly used, and something someone else would actually want to wear.

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FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking can be a little tricky in this part of town so we recommend leaving extra time to find a spot. Carpooling and ridesharing are always great options too!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Have a question? Want to sponsor? Want a press pass? Email hello@beadandreel.com


What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be requested up to 24 hours in advance. After that tickets are non-refundable. 


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You must be on our guest list to attend this event. If you want to transfer your ticket to someone else, you must contact us up to 24 hours in advance with the name and email address of the new guest.

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Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

United Nations: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

It is a pleasure to invite you to the United Nations for an important DPI NGO Briefing led by GFX founder Patrick Duffy. The purpose of this talk will be to inspire thought and provide solutions on how to ignite positive change in the fashion industry and the world beyond.  The discussion focuses on using fashion a vehicle to create positive change followed by a showcase featuring ethical designs from around the world. We hope you can join us! 

Fashion and Sustainability: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

 

November 16th / 11am - 1:15pm

 

United Nations Headquarters

Conference Room 4

 

Panelists include: 

Ashia Dearwester, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Nest

Andrea Reyes, founder, A.Bernadette

Shivam Punjya, founder, Behno

Amanda Carr, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Canopy

Lilian Liu, Manager of Partnerships and UN Relations, UN Global Compact

 

RSVP to this event is mandatory

 Please click here  to fill out the form to secure your space

 

Press and other inquiries please email me directly. As this is a movement we are creating, please do forward this to other like minds who you think would like to attend. 

 

We look forward to changing the world with you! 

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GFX MONTREAL - SWAP/SIP/WATCH
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

GFX MONTREAL - SWAP/SIP/WATCH

  • 6750 Esplanade Ave Montreal Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don’t throw away your old clothes, SWAP them & refresh your wardrobe for less than 5$. (1 item brought = 1 item received)
+ have drink & enjoy a collection of best videos about textile waste reduction. 

A MINIMUM of 3 ITEMS IS REQUIRED.

All pieces must be : 
• In good condition and clean.
• Dropped at the boutique between 11.AM and 5.PM before October 20th.

ADMISSION : 4$ (In order to support our women empowerment projects locally and internationally).

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Refaire sa garde-robe pour moins de 5$ c’est possible ! Amenez les vêtements que vous ne portez plus et échangez-les pour des nouveaux! (1 pièce apportée = 1 pièce récupérée)
+ prenez un verre avec nous et profitez de notre collection de vidéos sur la réduction des déchets textile.

UN MINIMUM de 3 PIÈCES EST REQUIS.

Les pièces que vous amenez doivent être :
• En bon état et lavées.
• Déposées dans nos locaux entre 9h et 17h avant le 20 octobre.

ENTRÉE : 4$ (Cette contribution servira à soutenir nos projets visant l’autonomisation des femmes d’ici et à l’international).

Evènement organisé dans le cadre de la semaine québécoise de réduction des déchets. 

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GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE COMES TO TORONTO WITH FASHION TAKES ACTION
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE COMES TO TORONTO WITH FASHION TAKES ACTION

We are so excited to launch our partnership with FASHION TAKES ACTION As we take a big first step across the border we launch with "Swap & Social" and over the next year will be bringing you many more exiting and engaging events with FASHION TAKES ACTION across Canada! 


Surely there are items in your closet you’re ready to let go of. Why not add some new pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank! Looking to start shopping sustainably but don’t know how? Well then you're in luck! Join us Friday September 22nd for our SWAP & SOCIAL! Swap your unwanted items with our community, mingle with like-minded people and have a beverage or two!!

 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS - $5 in advance $10 at the door

This event is co-sponsored by Fashion Takes Action, Global Fashion Exchange, and the Centre for Social Innovation

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Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

GFX Lisbon

GLOBAL FASHION EXCHANGE

TRAVELS TO LISBON, PORTUGAL!

The Global Fashion Exchange takes place at ModaLisboa – Lisboa Fashion Week, at CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém), on March 11 and 12, in a space that includes several activities: A swap market, a lounge, Dj's, workshops, networking events and artistic installations.

At the swap, which will take place on Sunday, March 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the public will be able to exchange pieces that they no longer use, renewing their wardrobes for free, experimenting a sustainable and innovative way of consumption while avoiding textile waste. Press and Ambassadors preview at 4.30 pm.

To access the swap guests must bring at least one item of gently used clothing from their own wardrobe. After the swap we will close the loop by sending the leftover clothes to our partner I:CO, which will recycle them into new products, textiles and housing materials.

Patrick Duffy, founder of GFX, says: “Global Fashion Exchange is excited to present the largest clothing swap event ever to take place in Lisbon. For the first time we are inviting the people of Lisbon to bring clothing they no longer use and give it a new life, with the opportunity to refresh their own wardrobes. Each item will be weighed and added to our current total of 19 tons saved from going to landfills. We're hopeful that the people of Lisbon will enjoy this exciting and fun way to renew their wardrobes and make a difference. Together with Moda Lisboa and CML, we will bring to life our mission of promoting sustainable consumption patterns, through this years theme of "boundless" creativity. This season GFX proudly fuses fashion with art over 2 days at the beautiful Centro Cultural de Belém, with the focus of empowering consumers, igniting change and making a positive impact.”

The Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) was founded in 2013, where it took place for the first time during Copenhagen Fashion Week. It has since grown into an international platform promoting sustainability in the fashion industry through inspiring forums, educational content and cultural events. Hosting clothing swaps in global cities like New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne. So far, the GFX swaps have saved 19 tons of waste from going to landfills. GFX has also been recognized by the United Nations, participating in talks surrounding their 70th anniversary.
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH

4 pm: Opening session Global Fashion Exchange Lisbon with Tamsin Lejeune (Ethical Fashion Forum + TheSource) + Patrick Duffy (GFX)
4.30 – 5.30 pm: Idea X Change and Networking with Tamsin Lejeune
5.30 – 9.30 pm: GFX Art & Fashion Experience: Ateliers, workshops and artistic installations.
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH

4.30 – 5.00 pm: GFX Ambassadors + Press Preview
5.00 – 7.00 pm: GFX SWAP Market
4.30 – 7.30 pm: Public photoshoot with ‘New’ clothes

Takeover Rádio Quântica DJs: March 11th and 12th.


Further info:
www.ico-spirit.com

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Spring Swap with Ethical Writer Coalition + GFX and friends!
May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Swap with Ethical Writer Coalition + GFX and friends!

The sun is shining and flowers are finally blooming in New York, and that means Spring cleaning is in full swing. But wait - don't toss the contents of your closet just yet! Instead, grab a ticket to the EWC+GFX Spring Swap and get ready for some fashion & fun.

Ladies & Gents, we invite you to come and swap your pre-loved Spring items with those of your fellow, super-stylish New Yorkers. Secondhand treasures are just waiting to be found, and best of all, by swapping before shopping, you help reduce the impact of textile waste as well as  the demand for new materials, all without sacrificing an ounce of style! Thanks to our partners at Fashion Hope, all unclaimed items at the end of the swap will be donated to a safe-house in Brooklyn for women in need of interview-appropriate clothing.

Ethical shopping destinations, A. Bernadette and IMBY will be selling goods at the event while we sip on cocktails made with Owl's Brew organic tea mixers. The first 30 guests to purchase tickets will take home a goody bag stuffed full of discounts from ethical brands like Meow Meow Tweet, StyleLend, Orange Harp, and Zady.

On Saturday, May 14th, drop off your gently-used items at 1pm, grab an organic cocktail, socialize and shop with us before the swapping officially begins at 2pm!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! Enter code "GFX10" for special $10 Entry

When:
Saturday, May 14th
Drinks & Clothing Drop-off - 1pm
Swapping begins - 2pm

Where:
Better Than Jam Studio & Store
20 Grattan Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
1.5 blocks from Morgan Ave L

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Eco Sessions with Kate Black
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Eco Sessions with Kate Black

Schedule:

7:00 - doors open

7:10 - Welcoming remarks from Christine Helm, the director of Fashion Institute of Technology's (FIT) Enterprise Studies & Digital Design and Kate Black, founder of EcoSessions

7:15-8:15 First Panel*: Edun (Kenya, Madagascar), Haute Baso (Rwanda), Mikuti (Kenya), Choolips (Ghana), moderator: Helen Jennings (Nataal.com)

8:15-8:30 Market break. Several NGO's and non-profits will feature their work. Accessories and other products available for sale.

8:30-9:30 Second Panel*: Studio 189 (Ghana), Mimi Plange (Ethiopia), Post Imperial (Nigeria), LemLem (Ethiopia),  moderator: Yolanda Sangweni (Essence.com and AfriPOPmag.com)

 

THIS EVENT MADE POSSIBLE BY: Fashion Institute Of Technology

Enterprising New Yorkers turn to FIT for practical know-how and support to build successful businesses and to upgrade the technical skills indispensable in today's business and design environments. For over two decades  Enterprise Studies & DIgital Design has served those at the intersection of art and commerce with credit and non-credit classes, conferences, round table discussions and other special programs.

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