Record many on swap party

The reason why I started this blog in the first place has to do with me founding Swapshop – a mobile clothes swap-shop. We had our first event in the spring of 2014, and since then it has opened my eyes up for 2nd hand clothing and swap events.

That’s why I am really happy to see headlines like this in the Norwegian press:

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The Norwegian student paper “Studvest” in Bergen wrote about an exchange event arranged by FIVH Bergen and Study Bergen with the headline: “Record many on swap party”.

More than hundred people defied the rain and were eager to find new treasures at the event, the student paper reports.

– I’ve tended to give away clothes to charity shops, but then it often ends up with me buying new clothes for myself. Then I’d rather switch away what I have here. Students also have a limited economy, so for us this is a good opportunity to get new things without having to buy anything, says Economics student, Eva Vinjevoll in the article.

As a former FIVH’er and swap enthusiast, it is very positive for me to read this. It just shows that people get more and more used to the idea of sharing. We don’t need new things, but we need a renewal – it’s a difference.

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A “touch” of red

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Pants from Trigger Secondhand & Vintage in Arendal (my birthtown)
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Here is from when I bought them earlier today

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I’m going out for some vine drinking right next door tonight – and this is what I’m wearing!

That’s my “costume” tonight. 🙂 Do you like it?

Have a great Saturday evening and weekend people!

P.S: Today I published these two pictures in my Instagram account

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Something Finnish or finished?

Who would have thought that a dress from Finland would end up in my belongings after a day of random strolling around in the streets of Oslo? On the other hand, who would have thought that my personal relationship – coincident feels symbolic – would finish this week?

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I found this awesome Finnish dress. But I think it means that my relationship is finished… Here in the fitting room at UFF Second Hand in Oslo

I wasn’t planning for either: to go shopping for second hand this week or to get serious relationship problems. Turns out, I got something Finnish at the same time as something finished.

Continue reading “Something Finnish or finished?”

Kids on the blog!

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Improvement in process! P.S: Passion Swap update: This dress I got 2nd hand today. More in the next update!
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Follow me (and Tina) on Instagram. Here we are, kids on the blog 😉

Right now I am sitting here at Kulturhuset in Oslo together with my friend Tina. (Check out her blog here) She had some really good ideas on how my blog can be even better.

That means:

  • New title: P.S: Passion Swap Passion for #klesbytte fashion
  • Better titles in general 🙂
  • And: A consistent language. BUT, which one, English or my native Norwegian??? Please help me by answering the poll in my new Facebook-page

Do you have any other suggestions for improvement? Tip me!

P.S: Today I have been shopping! (Blog post coming, so exited!)