I’ve worked in the retail clothing industry for nearly 10 years and I can easily say that people are crazy for clothes (See “Black Friday”). Ask any retail worker to tell you stories about working the holiday season and you will be shocked. But let’s face it clothing is not easy to come by whether its because they are expensive, or simply because there is not enough time for us to go to the mall.
So what is there to do?
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A Clothing Swap!!!!
The hubsters decided to do an event where people can donate some of their clothes and swap them for new ones. This is something that I am really excited for and to make it easier for everyone to get involved, I made this simple 2 step process.
Step 1: Why Is This An Amazing Idea??
The Clothing Swap aims to address the needs of students who lack the time or resources to properly prepare for the winter season due to barriers of poverty, systemic oppression, and capitalist economy.By allowing students to swap for the items they need, we hope to help build a greater sense of community and support within George Brown College, remove barriers that prevent students from access to winter necessities, and give new life to old clothes that would otherwise be destined for the landfill or to collect dust in our closets
Step 2: I HAVE A CLOSET FULL OF CLOTHES, WHEN AND WHERE DO I GO!
“The Clothing Swap is an event held by the Social Innovation Hub on Wednesday February 15, 2017 in the Main Lobby of St James Campus from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, where students can swap in their gently used adults’ and children’s tops, bottoms, outerwear, and accessories for other items donated or swap from George Brown College students, staff, and faculty members.
is beginning to look like the backroom of Gap
On behalf of the Social Innovation Hub and the students in George Brown College St James Campus, we would like to thank everyone who has donated or swapped for this event. In less than two weeks, we have already received hundreds of items and it’s inspiring to see the support continue to grow. We hope to see you all this Wednesday!”