Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2nd Annual Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Contact: Veezie Lu
Telephone: 954/380-2250                                                                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                         A One-of-a-Kind Clothing Swap and Recycled Fashion Do It Yourself Event

The 2nd Annual Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a giant clothing swap, DIY center, and creative extravaganza brought to you by The Dirty Peaches Clothing, Co. will be held on the 26th of February 2011 between the hours of 1:00 PM and 11:00 PM, ending in a recycled-fashion fashion show. The location where this event will be held is at 810 N.E. 4 Ave in Fort Lauderdale at the I.W.A.N. (Independant Working Artists Network) Gallery also known as "The Bubble". The founders and members of IWAN are consistently pushing beyond mainstream boundaries, thinking and acting outside the box, bringing together the undeniable gifts of the artists and those who can and will make a difference. IWAN is built and run by hip, forward thinking artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries. -People expressing themselves through their talents, sharing their resources and experiences, inspiring creativity and production, becoming more abundant and tangible, -together.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a national non profit event that happens within groups in communities all over the country. The event is sponsored by Yudu. Here in sunny South Florida, the Swap-O-Rama-Rama event is brought to you by the Dirty Peaches Clothing Company, a hip, eco-fashion clothing line which uses 100% recycled materials,  in collaboration with the Trash 2 Treasure Creative Reuse Center, one of the for-front non-profits in South Florida which simultaneously helps with recycling and the arts. At these events you bring a bag of clothing you no longer wear or just don't want anymore and  you  go through other people's unwanted goods and find your own treasures. If you like it the way it is, great! Keep it. Take it home and enjoy your new clothes. There are also sewing stations set up, complete with designers to help you deconstruct and reconstruct your finds, make them your own. There is a YUDU screen printing booth, which features an easy way for you to add a design of your choice, which were designed by the participants, to your new wardrobe finds. There's a tie-dye station for you to practice the newest, retro trend!

There is also live music by Amy Shaw, Brady Newbill, Sam Friend and Travalonia, particpant-taught DIY (Do-It-Yourself) workshops all day long which teach you how to make different recycle crafts like vinyl wrist cuffs made out of old record albums and posh necklaces out of old t-shirts, fabulous food vendors, and more.

The fee is $5 when you bring a bag of clothing until 5pm. And $10 without a bag of clothing or after 5pm. There is absolutely NO COST for any thing once you are INSIDE the event. You can literally walk in for $5 and leave with as much as your arms will carry of a complete custom wardrobe!!

ALSO!!!!!! This year, we will have a very SPECIAL GUEST attending the event. Wendy Tremayne, founder of this international event, will be attending our Swap-O-Rama-Rama. Wendy Tremayne is known as founder of this amazing event, as well as lead singer/song writer for the all-female band, Moxie, which has been featured on shows like Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill. She is also writer for Make Magazine and Craft. She's been seen on Sundance's "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" and has encouraged recycle fashion and anti-consumerism/anti-waste concepts all over the world.

There is nothing else like this in Florida. THIS IS A DON'T MISS!!

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If you would like more information about the Swap-O-Rama-Rama event, or  to schedule an interview with Veezie Lu, please call Veezie at 954/380-2250, or email her at

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blog: The Trashy Wench: Queen of Creative Reuse

Trash to Treasure member Susan Stecchi and creator of our sign has a new blog where she chronicles her reuse creations.  Check it out.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Camp Live Oak: Still Seeking Arts and Crafts Counselor

Camp Live Oak, the only ACA accredited camp in Broward County, has been offering award-winning, educational outdoor programs for over 20 years in two local state parks. Children ages 5-13 experience a traditional day camp with exciting activities including archery, canoeing, swimming, surfing, non-competitive sports, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, field games, hands-on science, photography, teambuilding, ranger-led programs, expert guest speakers, animal interaction, habitat preservation, beach exploration, field trips, sleepovers and more! In addition to meeting the ideal adult/camper ratio required for American Camp Association accreditation, our staff is comprised of highly qualified certified teachers, specialists, scientists, state guides, ecologists, environmentalists, and water safety instructors. We also adhere to over 300 ACA health, safety and program standards. We have two beautiful camp locations: Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 and Oleta River State Park, 3400 NE 163rd Street, N, Miami Beach, FL 33160.

We are looking for an independent-working, organized, and creative Art & Crafts Counselor to work with children ages 5 to 13 in an outdoor camp setting. He/she must be able to develop, coordinate, and implement age appropriate projects, with a strong focus on recycled and nature related arts. A passion for the environment is a plus! There is a budget for materials and the coordinator will be responsible for maintaining supply inventory and budget invoices. An outline of all projects is required prior to the start of camp. Our camp has been in South Florida for over 20 years and has an excellent reputation for educational activities and fun adventures, so the ideal candidate will love working with kids, the environment and of course, art!

Pay Rate: TBD
Location: Ft. Lauderdale or N. Miami Beach

• MUST have experience TEACHING art to children. Sample of previous works a plus.
• Must be able to work entire summer camp season: June 13th-Aug 19th
• Hours: part time, plus paid planning time before camp begins
• References required

Please include a resume and cover letter with your response via email to

Monica McNerney
Associate Director
Camp Live Oak

Executive Office:
1131 NE 45 Street
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Broward: 954.491.2917 / 954.491.2297 (fax)
Dade: 305.940.4748 / 305.940.9908 (fax)