Uniiverse will be hosting a clothing swap event in Montreal on May 24, 2012. Here are 8 reasons why you should be there!
1. You Save Money
For a clothing junkie, getting a good bargain on a new piece brings a sweet satisfaction akin to scoring a goal, hitting a home run or getting a touchdown, and there is probably no better bargain than exchanging clothing that you no longer wear for clothing that you will without spending a cent of your money in the process. It’s a win win.
2. You Help Others
All clothing that is not swapped at the event will be donated to Dans La Rue, “a Montreal community-based organization that works with street kids and at-risk youth aged 12 to 25.” Among other things, Dans La Rue provides “street kids with food, shelter and support through outreach programs.” Therefore, you can be happy knowing that the un-swapped clothes will be donated to a worthy cause.
3.You Will Minimize Your Impact On The Environment
Christopher Flavin, president of Worldwatch Institute sums this point up nicely: “Unprecedented consumer appetite is undermining the natural systems we all depend on, and making it even harder for the world’s poor to meet their basic needs.” What should you take away from this? When you choose used goods rather than new one, you limit your impact on the environment by recycling existing resources instead of increasing the demand for new ones to be made.
4. You Will Get to Hear Some Quality Tunes at a Great Venue
Dj Ledisko & Rowan Spencer (a.k.a. Sam Cross) of DIRTYGOLD will be DJing the event. Hailing from Berkeley California, Rowan has undoubtedly left his mark on Montreal’s music scene. With residencies at Tokyo, Blue Dog, Le Belmont, and starting this summer, Monday nights at Korova, his fanciful mix of bass, hip-hop, house, r&b , and drum & bass is a staple around the Montreal music scene. Also at the swap will be Montreal’s own DJ Ledisko, who has played at many of Montreal’s most popular clubs, including Café Campus, Velvet, Blue Dog, and Le Belmont. Having shared the decks with big names such as Kill the Noise, Classixx, LOL Boys and Gtronic - Ledisko’s unique blend of beats will ensure that your ears and dancing feet are in good hands.
Plus, the event is at Notman House, a unique venue known as “Montreal’s technology hub and home of the web.” Its objectives are community building, networking, collaboration and shared learning, making it a perfect fit for Uniiverse. Having hosted events for all kinds of companies from small start-ups to giants like Google, and even events for Pop Montreal, this historic residence is definitely worth visiting..
5. You Will Get Free Drinks from Starbucks and Red Bull
We will be giving away both cold and hot caffeinated drinks from Starbucks and Red Bull from free!
6. You Can Meet The Uniiverse MTL Team!
The whole Uniiverse Montreal team will be at the swap. In addition to being friendly and fun, our Uniiverse geniuses can answer any questions or comments you have about Uniiverse.
7. You Can Get Some of That Spring Cleaning Out of the Way.
We all have lots of clothing that we haven’t worn in a while.. The clothing swap is a way to stop old clothes from clogging up your closet while at the same time giving them to someone in need!
8. You May Find Your New Favorite Piece
Have you heard of “vintage”? All the cool kids are wearing it.