Creative Cafe Day at My Sister’s Closet

We are so happy to announce we will have a Creative Cafe Day at My Sister’s Closet Wednesday, July 27th from 11am-5pm.

My Sister’s Closet is located at 1092 Seymour Street (at Helmcken Street) in the Vancouver district called Yaletown.

The event is all about inviting and giving space to local artisans, musicians, performers, artists, and more to create, to share, to engage, and celebrate community.

In addition, bringing awareness and raising support for ending violence against girls and women and for breaking barriers around mental health and disabilities.

My Sister’s Closet Women Artisans will also be present with their wonderful creations.

We are so looking forward to the day…our Creative Cafe Days have gathered some really beautiful energy and folks to the space and one just feels so good from it all.

Please find attached our poster for the event…please share with your networks and invite them to come check it out.

Creative Cafe Day July 27th 2016

Thanks all and really hope you can come by and soak up some creative goodness!

Download the full-size poster here.

Women Artisans at My Sister’s Closet: Creating Art for Empowerment – Crochet Designs by Ivani Adamastor

Women Artisans at My Sister’s Closet: Creating Art for Empowerment

Crochet Designs

by Ivani Adamastor


Battered Women’s Support Services engages in social enterprise that extends the entrepreneurial spirit to support Women Artisans to do what they love, while generating revenue that helps support them and their families.   There is no shortage of creative and talented women affiliated with us and since 2010 we have supported Women Artisans market their handmade products through our boutique My Sister’s Closet located at 1092 Seymour Street, in Vancouver, BC.  Here’s more about about My Sister’s Closet.

Violence and abuse are present in the lives of many women and the struggle for healing, empowerment and self-sufficiency involves many steps.  Our Women Artisan Program invites jewellers, potters, clothing designers who create wearable art to participate in enterprise as part of an empowerment process.

My Sister’s Closet invites all Women Artisans to create art that can be exhibited and sold in our boutique @ 1092 Seymour St, Vancouver BC.  Please read our blog featuring Artisan Laura Harrison.

Crochet Designs


Ivani Adamastor





Ivani Adamastor’s new line of crocheted clothing and accessories is a reflection of the designer’s amazing eye for detail and passion for creating new things.






Ivani creatively combines new and reclaimed materials into special one-of-a-kind items.




Producing her own clothes from whatever materials she could get her hands on demanded much creativity and skill.


Ivani loves breathing new life into unused fabric which adds a unique touch to her beautifully crocheted designs.

Every item is hand crafted with lots of love and care. Ivani hopes you will enjoy the warmth and beauty of these hand made items as much as she enjoys making them.


Zero Waste Fashion

Zero waste fashion – February 15th, 2011

Eco-fashion designer launches ambitious fashion incubator

(zero.O.lab) is a collaborative project developed by successful Vancouver based eco-fashion designer, Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie, to produce the first in house design label for My Sister’s Closet, a thrift store & clothing boutique featuring local designers and artisans.

My Sister’s Closet is a social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), a non-profit organization that provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse.

This innovative fashion incubator, to be launched on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 during an evening of fashion, music and art, is a multifaceted, year-long project that aims to promote zero waste fashion.

Utilizing the unsaleable materials obtained from My Sister’s Closet, Soucie is in the process of implementing a system that will allow the organization to produce a clothing label out of these discarded materials.

The (zero.O.lab) project will also serve as a space for artists, designers and creative thinkers to conduct research on zero waste fashion, collaborate on design projects and study fashion production and consumption.

On February 15th, 2011 the first series of garments produced under the (zero.O.lab) design label will be installed at My Sister’s Closet, 1092 Seymour & Helmcken St, Yaletown.

This stylish event will feature a performance installation by artist Shannon Lazzarotto, music by High-Society and more.

My Sister’s Closet Commercial dr. location Closing

Thank you for being a part of the solution…

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Battered Women’s Support Services will close the Commercial Drive location of My Sister’s Closet at the end of February. Thank you for believing in our store on Commercial Drive.

We will continue to operate My Sister’s Closet – Yaletown and your support would be appreciated.

My Sister’s Closet Yaletown

1092 Seymour Street in Vancouver


AHA Media was at My Sister’s Closet a Social Enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services November 13th