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Creative Recycling with Zsameria of SwapDC

“Our world is really all we got. This planet, at least right now, this planet Earth. So I'm like, I'm just trying to have the power within my community, build, breathe and do more with our imagination to create, you know, to be intentional with that, and Swap DC is a part of that.”


Founder of SwapDC

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Last month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Zsameria to discuss SwapDC, which is a creative recycling event in Washington, DC that fosters a fun and diverse community around swapping for residents who want to reduce, reuse and live a more sustainable lifestyle.

SwapDC aims to bring awareness to the consequences of consumerism on our environment and our culture. Since its debut in 2015, SwapDC has successfully recycled over 5 tons of clothing and donated even more to local shelters, that’s over 10,000 lbs.

Taking the “POP UP” approach, SwapDC has been cited all over the DC area hosting collaborations with local businesses such as Marvin’s, Black Cat and Pen Arts Building. This also includes, yet is not limited to, various nonprofit and national organizations such as Martha’s Table, DPR, The DC Sustainable Fashion Collective and DC’s Art All Night.

Learn more at https://swapdc.com.

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And you can follow Zsameria’s work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zsameria.

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