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Clothing swaps have been a great way for people to trade and recycle items they no longer have use for. Recently, a team of women banded together to incorporate community involvement and charity into the swapping mix. Style With A Purpose (SWAP) is a clothing event that supports local organizations by donating unclaimed apparel, accessories and footwear. These agencies include The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Crabtree Corner and The Wish Drop-in Centre Society.
The SWAP took place last week at the old Boneta space, complete with a fashion show, DJ, a packed house and an abundance of clothing items. With the goal of 200 attendees and 200 work outfits for donation, the event successfully bought together a community of passionate women through contribution.
I caught up with the lead organizer, Jennifer Hart, before the event to discuss the SWAP initiative.
SWAP organizers and Jennifer Hart (Centre). …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>