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Join the Nordic Swap Day

Join the Nordic Swap Day the 18th of april. We want to spread recycling and swapping, and hope as many people as possible want to host a swap event. Could be big or small, public or private, with clothes, things or both. All events are welcome and will make a difference. Let’s show the world that going green and sustainable can be both fun, inspiring, giving and saving you a lot of money!

For the last six years Sweden has had an annual clothes swap day, klädbytardagen. It’s grown every year and in 2014 there were more than 100 events in one day. That many events mean more attention from people and from media, and more people learn about recycling, swapping and how many resources we waste in our (over)consumption of things and clothes.

This year, we’re connecting swappers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, letting them know they’re part of a movement, of something bigger. Hopefully, more people will join. The first events are already planned, and more are coming over the next few months. (15 in Sweden, 6 in Denmark, 2 in Finland and 1 in Norway)

If you want to be part of this, host your own event and let us know in the Facebook event. If you make a private swap party, just let us know which city it’ll be in. Any country is welcome to participate, it’s just the focus of media and communication that is starting in the countries surrounding Sweden, and which have a lot in common. Maybe next year, we’ll have an international swap day!

You can read more about the events and some guides for the different countries, and do make some noise in social media, if you wish to join in on the fun, whether you’re a host or a participant.

#NordicSwapDay

Sweden: http://www.naturskyddsforeningen.se/nyheter/sveriges-storsta-kladbytardag-18-april-2015
#Klädbytardag

Norway:
http://gronnejenter.no/2014/09/16/tips-til-din-byttekveld/
#Byttekveld

Denmark:
www.byttemarked.nu
#Byttemarked

Finland:
#Vaihtopäivä

English video introduction

We finally have a video in English which shows what swap markets are all about. I hope you can all see that this is done by volunteers and that it’s important to keep a relaxed atmosphere where people feel welcome. We are in the process of translating our “how-to” guide, and hope you’ll find it useful when it’s done.

The video and the concept is introduced by Marusa Kefaloukos who is passionate about recycling and green options.