Every two or three times a month, clothing auctions are held at peoples' homes around Beijing. These are a casual affair that involves participants bringing food and drink and, of course, clothes to give away. Head to an auction with any clothes that you no longer want or that no longer fit you and place them in the growing pile. For the first hour, try on the other clothes, chat to some new people, drink some wine and keep your eye on the pieces that you want.
Clothing auctions start at 10RMB a piece, regardless of what the item is. As the bidding starts, up your price until you win the item and then all proceeds from the sales go to the host's charity of choice. Any remaining clothes are donated to Roundabout.
Not only can you, therefore, recycle your unwanted clothes, but you can walk away with a revamped wardrobe and give to charity at the same time. Last year, Rebecca Archer (the organiser) tells us that they raised over 120,000RMB for charities all around Beijing, including Dew Drops, MCF, Blue Sky, Magic Hospital, Women on the Wall, and Magic Hospital, to name just a few.
Sound like something you're interested in? Contact the organiser through WeChat (ID: becstarnz) and get added to a group. There's even a plus-size auction group for those of you ladies that don't quite understand how an XXXL on Taobao can fit on a child.