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24 April 2013

Sisterhood Swagger Runway Show Is In Effect At Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

VANCOUVER, B.C. – My Sister’s Closet is running the collection show of funky, fresh thrift, vintage, and eco fashion style at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 2013. As social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services, My Sister’s Closet generates funds for critical services for survivors and violence prevention programming for youth while it is empowering local women artisans, supporting sustainable fashion and offering a safe community space. Sisterhood Swagger Runway Show is bringing their ending violence efforts to Vancouver Eco Fashion Week.

Samantha Kearney, BWSS Manager of Retail Services and Programs with local artisan Farah Larki on their route to Eco Fashion Week.

As a community thrift boutique and social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services, My Sister’s Closet, is participating in Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 2013 to encourage the apparel and textile industry towards more responsible ways of designing, manufacturing, distributing, marketing, and selling their products and at the same time inform and inspire the sustainable-minded consumer on their approach to using and disposing of their clothes.

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week’s founder Myriam Laroche, City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson with Samantha Kearney, BWSS Manager of Retail Services and Programs at EFW 2013 Opening Party. Photograph: Laurel Windover

Sisterhood Swagger Runway Show was born from the empowerment of women and their fashion dreams to end violence against girls and women. My Sister’s Closet’s style and designs move through a continuum of new, thrift, vintage, upcycled artisan and eco fashion. Style inspiration in this collection is all about the swagger of empowerment; an embodiment of the diversity of the left coast where the mountains meet the sea and where Toronto, Montreal, New York and Paris lean in to learn more.

Sisterhood Swagger Runway Show will take the stage today, April 24th at 6:30 pm at Robson Square.



For more information or to schedule an interview:

Angela Marie MacDougall

Executive Director, Battered Women’s Support Services

Tel. (604) 808 0507



Please visit below links for more details about My Sister’s Closet:

My Sister’s Closet at Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition:

My Sister’s Closet, a social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services:

My Sister’s Closet is a thrift boutique with women and men’s clothing and local women artisans’ designs. All proceeds from My Sister’s Closet go to funding BWSS services and programs for girls and women who have experienced violence. In 2012, BWSS answered over 10,000 crisis calls. All support services are free and confidential.