DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE?
DO YOU LIKE THE IMAGES OF LOVE THAT YOU SEE IN THE MEDIA??
NO???…THEN TELL SOMEBODY!!
YES…TRY “IT” WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE;)))
Vous n’aimez pas l’image d’amour que vous voyez dans le Media???
OUI…ESSAYEZ-LE AVEC TON AMOUR:)))
NON…DIT QUELQUECHOSE A QUELQU’UN!!!
R.I.O. – After The Love (Official Video HD)
Robin Thicke – Lost Without U
Leighton Meester – Somebody To Love ft. Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES!!!
Swap ‘til you drop!
Our events are a great way to re-vamp your wardrobe, make new friends, have fun and serve local communities.
Don’t see anything listed near you? Get involved and organize an event in your city or town!
23,000+ items swapped
21,000+ items donated to charities
44,000+ items kept out of our landfills … and counting!
The S.W.A.P. Team is a non-profit social enterprise with an international presence. It is the creator of “Take Off Your Clothes” – a giant clothing swap for charity.
Since its launch in June 2009, The S.W.A.P. Team has formed chapters in Montreal, Boston, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Northampton (MA), NYC, and is ever-expanding.
1. Provide good quality clothing to charities, who then use the clothes for their local community programs
2. Provide communities with an alternative to new clothing consumption
3. Promote eco-friendly and socially conscious clothing consumption
4. Develop upcycled items from used clothing, textiles and waste materials from the garment industry
Aleece Germano, President and Founder
Aleece held her first clothing swap in her home in 2005. Two years later, after searching for an innovative way to bring people together to conserve, share and have fun, Take Off Your Clothes was born! A cheeky mix of music, fashion and community, the first event was such a success that it became a yearly addition to Montreal’s Piknic Electronik.
Nicole Picard, Advisory Board
Nicole met Aleece while launching her spring 2007 collection for her label, Fairyesque. After working together at Montreal Fashion Week, the two quickly realized their shared passion for fashion, conservation and public service. Fairyesque became the first fashion house to sponsor Take Off Your Clothes, and donated hundreds of new items to the event – hidden on the racks for swappers to discover!
Danielle Robichaud, Advisory Board
A member of the founding volunteer team and advisor to The S.W.A.P. Team on all things green, Danielle writes children’s books and devotes herself to the causes she holds dear, like preserving our planet. You’ll find her at Montreal’s edition of Take Off Your Clothes dancing in the racks and hugging the volunteers.
Tonya Surman, Advisory Board
Raised by hippies, Tonya has been making peace signs and raising a ruckus since the day she was born. Her most recent ruckus is the Centre for Social Innovation. As founding executive director, Tonya imagines the Centre as space that sparks creativity, connectedness and fun. Between experiments in social entrepreneurship, Tonya has found the time to advise The S.W.A.P. Team on its social mandate, create a coop daycare, host chaotic street parties and create community gardens.
Simon Law, Resident Geek
Our master of tech doesn’t code without style. And we’re not talking about style sheets – we mean bow ties! Whether it’s dress-up day or Groundhog Day, Simon uses his flair to keep our web site well groomed and our team focused on the future.
Annie Cliche, Montreal Chapter Director
Annie and her daughter Cole have been part of The S.W.A.P. Team since September 2009 and have enjoyed watching it grow. With plenty of hands-on volunteer experience, Annie guided the Ottawa and Boston chapters in setting up their wildly successful first events in spring 2010. In May 2010, she took on the role of Montreal Chapter Director with great enthusiasm. An experienced 3D and VFX Project Manager, Annie is looking forward to applying her skills in producing the biggest clothing swap Montreal has ever seen. S.W.A.P. til you drop!
Jennifer Hood, Ottawa Chapter Director
Jen is a modern-day Renaissance woman. When she’s not planning Ottawa’s Take Off Your Clothes, she’s organizing purple parties, designing web sites, dancing in the desert or swimming under the stars. To find her at our next Ottawa event, just look for the tall girl with the killer smile.
Marilyn Champagne, Ottawa Lead Volunteer
A big fan of environmentally friendly fashion, Marilyn has been a volunteer at Take Off Your Clothes since the very beginning. When she’s taking a break from her Psychiatry residency at the University of Ottawa, you’ll find Marilyn swapping books, CDs and DVDs with her year-round group Garde-robe collectif.
Necole Hines, Calgary Chapter Director
An active blogger, Necole writes about her love for fashion and all things creative. When she interviewed The S.W.A.P. Team for her blog in the fall of 2009, she became hooked on the concept of “eco-friendly swap shopping.” Necole plans to share her love of community, fashion and music by heading up Calgary’s first ever Take Off Your Clothes event in spring 2010. Get ready Calgary, this is going to knock your socks off (and then some)! Want to help out? Email Necole at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abaigeal Duda, Northampton and Boston, MA Chapter Director
Abaigeal has worked for art museums and educational non-profits for 20 years. She recently returned to Western MA, where she grew up on a farm. Her recent initiative, Bonita’s Bounty, provides low-cost, farm-fresh vegetables grown with natural and organic fertilizers, and no additional chemicals or pesticides. Pricing is aimed to compete with fast-food “value” fare. Fresh Veg. for All! Can we generate less landfill, eat better food, and be fashionable, too? You bet! Volunteer for the NoHo S.W.A.P. Team by contacting Abaigeal at: email@example.com
Gail Burgin, Toronto Chapter Director
Gail Burgin was born at St. Mike’s hospital in downtown Toronto and has lived no more than 15 minutes away ever since. In her career as an event producer/meeting planner, Gail has worked in all the major centres in Canada, and many big cities in the U.S. If you’d like to volunteer for our next Toronto event, contact Gail at: firstname.lastname@example.org