Born to Battered Women’s Support Services in 2000, My Sister’s Closet is a social enterprise helping BWSS work to end violence against women. Social enterprises are organizations that operate in the marketplace as a business, but pursue social, cultural, environmental or societal goals. Our iconic eco-thrift boutique located in the Vancouver neighbourhood called Yaletown delivers on the triple bottom line by:
- helping fund violence prevention and intervention projects,
- stimulating the local and social economy including supporting micro business development of women artisans,
- helping slow the flow of textiles to the landfill, while promoting healthier consumer behaviour away from globalization and over-consumption toward sustainability.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 we’ll host a celebration of My Sister’s Closet and we would like to invite you to join us.
Battered Women’s Support Services invites you to an evening of celebrating the impact of our social enterprise, My Sister’s Closet.
January 27th at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Downtown Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
7pm-8:15pm – All welcome to attend celebration of the impact of our social enterprise, mingle with community supporters, visit our My Sister’s Closet ecothrift popup shop, and enjoy some light refreshments
8:15pm-9:30pm – With ticket purchase, watch the screening of Andrew Morgan’s The True Cost, a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an untold story and asks us to consider who really pays the price for our clothing?
$5 of each ticket sold will be donated to Battered Women’s Support Services.
The True Cost Trailer
An excellent partnership between Vancity Theatre and BWSS! Wonderful venue and platform to share the warning about fast fashion and materialism and their negative impacts on people and the environment. Lovely evening and for a great cause! Hard work on everyone’s part. GO Vancity Theatre and BWSS (My Sister’s Closet) TEAMS!