We are excited to invite you to view our Sisterhood Swagger Runway Show at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 2013!
As a community thrift boutique and social enterprise, My Sister’s Closet, was invited to participate 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.
We would love to have your support and see you at our collection show of funky, fresh thrift, vintage, and eco fashion style! Purchase your ticket here for My Sister’s Closet Sisterhood Swagger Runway Show!
Keep posted on our Facebook group page and Twitter to learn details about our upcoming Vancouver Eco Fashion Week event and also ways of sustainable shopping while giving back to the community!
Have you read about My Sister’s Closet on Vancouver Eco Fashion Week website? Meet with us…
MY SISTER’S CLOSET
Claiming our space in Zero-waste and Ecofashion, we’re solid members of the Thrift Movement. Empowerment blooms the Sisterhood Swagger and fashion dreams big for an end to violence against girls and women. Have you met our Mothership?
My Sister’s Closet is a social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS). Born in East Vancouver, today we thrive in our Yaletown community, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. Our style and designs move through a continuum of new, thrift, vintage, upcycled artisan and ecofashion. Style inspiration 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. Fashion with a destination and we will join WITH you in a world where violence against girls and women is a memory.
Consumerism abounds and the forces of globalization grind down in the mainstream retail experience. So our community takes a needed pause to reflect and find meaningful indulgences for a social purpose, for social justice. Funky fresh styles are ever present and ever changing. The upcycle is in effect through inspired artisan designs, a loving showcase of women’s empowerment. Giving back and paying forward, the thrift experience feels mighty good.
The Social in the Enterprise – My Sister’s Closet was born from a decision to be free from the whims of government. Revenues generated help fund critical services for survivors and violence prevention programming for youth. We make visible that which happens in private, intervention, prevention, transformation.
Urging men to own their role, we have dedicated space for our brothers to engage and be part of the solution. Encouraging violence cessation and empowered bystander intervention, the Brothers come for the men’s fashion and stay for the future free of violence against girls and women.
Our frontline team work under the cover of confidentiality in our undisclosed Vancouver location. Our Ecofashion Week Flygirls are highly visible:
- Su Bennett – Stylist
- Dianna Drahanchuk – Stylist
- Colleen Tsoukalas – Vintage Blogger
- Amy Yew – Fashion Writer
- Farah Larki – Artisan
- Melanie Cookson – Artisan
- Samantha Kearney – Orchestration extraordinaire
- Ela Esra Gunad – The calm during the storm
- Angela Marie MacDougall – The ruckus behind the scenes
The virtual dialogue goes down here: We blog at Ending Violence
Battered Women’s Support Services
My Sister’s Closet, social enterprise of BWSS
Our physical engagement is in effect at:
1092 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC (at Helmcken Street)
My Sister’s Closet Vision: 778-996-5451
Battered Women’s Support Services: 604-808-0507