30 March 2019

The Love Clothing Swap II

Isn’t it a beauty to attend an event to donate clothing and get fresh items? Not like the Goodwill or neighborhood thrift but similar.

The Love Clothing Swap Part 2 took place March 9th 2019 1-5pm ET at 341 Main St West Haven, CT 06516 in the main community room.

Clothing to swap!

Items for sale!

So you’re asking, wait when was the first one and by whom? The founder of the swaps and owner of Empath Vintage, Ashleigh Huckaby created this awesome event to have the community understand the importance of letting go, refilling your closet, and being kind to the environment.
Her words entirely!

You are to bring a box or bag of unwanted or gently used clothing and accessories to swap for new gear.
Vendors of all sorts are present and able to sell their products or services as well; a great invitation to support your local entrepreneurs!

So how did I come into this?

The first Love Clothing Swap I participated in was as a vendor on February 9, 2019 at Lotta Studio in New Haven, CT.

L:@montbritt___ R:Me

Attendees & Vendors!

Footsie!

It was the first time I ever vended at an event of any sort and it had a marvelous turnout. People from all walks of life came to support and learn more about this collective.

With a such a great response, Ashleigh and I decided to partner together to co-host them moving forward hence the 2nd one being at my studio location’s community room. As we are both creatives and fashion stylists in own rights, it only made sense!

L: Ashleigh R:Me

I commend this extraordinary individual Ashleigh for expressing the opportunity to me and with a great response at the second one, it’s with great pleasure to see the community love it as well!

So when’s the next one?

We will be having the 3rd event at The Urban Collective in New Haven, CT with the date to be announced. It is a creative space I actually attended a couple years back personally for an event showcasing women of color sharing their businesses and words of wisdom with young women. I must say, it was a marvelous experience and great networking occasion. The owner attended our swap too which shows the support is real!

So hopefully, I’ll see YOU at the next one with your charitable donations and takeaway items! Subscribe to our email list to get the next swap date and be aware of all upcoming goodies!

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