The Ethical Writer’s Coalition is bringing the fashion swap back with our third event (does that make it an institution?):
The Fall Style Swap
Saturday, October 3, 1 to 4 pm
Glasshouse, 246 Union Ave. (near the L/G and M/J trains)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Ready to refresh your wardrobe for Fall? Pass on your pre-loved items and pick up some new ones at the Style Swap! Join the ethical fashion retailer Zady and the Ethical Writers Coalition for sparkling wine cocktails, music, and secondhand shopping, straight from the closets of your fellow, stylish New Yorkers. The first 50 guests will take their finds home with them in a Zady tote bag along with a special discount packet from our favorite sustainable brands!
Drop off 5 to 10 gently used Fall pieces (clothing, shoes or accessories) at 1pm, then head downstairs for drinks before the swap officially begins at 2pm. (I recommend getting there before 2 pm! We had a couple very disappointed guests who showed up after 3 pm last time and missed out on some of the best items.)
The Awesome Brands Involved
The swap is hosted by The Ethical Writers Coalition, a group of journalists, writers, and bloggers who seek to support and further ethical and sustainable living online and in print. With members across the globe, we support, share information with, give advice to, and collaborate on projects with each other and with brands and companies who share our vision in the fields of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, wellness, food, home, and music. We recognize that ethical and sustainable living is a journey, not a destination, and believe in collaboration, community, and making conscious choices.
And this year, the ethical fashion retailer Zady is generously sponsoring the swap, so that we can hold in an even bigger, more beautiful place right in Williamsburg. Zady is the first brand we turned to for sponsorship, because they represent everything we aspire to support in ethical fashion. They are re-envisioning the future of fashion by creating apparel with the highest of standards and a completely transparent supply chain. Similar to what the slow food movement did to the food industry, they are doing this for the clothing industry. Their elegant Essentials Collection (which always sells out) is where they put action to their words by providing high-quality pieces that are made with the highest environmental and ethical standards.
Drinks are by Owl’s Brew. Founded by Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, two tea-drinking boozers (always in moderation), Owl’s Brew is fresh brewed in Vermont from all-natural whole tea leaves, fruits, spices and herbs with no added or artificial flavors. Susty Party will be providing the compostable and eco-friendly cups, napkins, and adorable straws. They’re disposable partyware is colorful, highly-functional, party-ready, and responsibly made in partnership with non-profit factories who employ and empower the visually impaired community. All Susty Party products are made in North America from renewable or sustainably harvested materials.
Also helping us with the swap is the people behind the groundbreaking documentary The True Cost, which exposes the global impact of the fast fashion industry. It is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. Through the documentary, Morgan asks the question, who really pays the price for our clothing?
The Base Project is also involved this time! They’re a socially-motivated fashion brand building a bridge between artisans in the developing world and the US fashion market. Through our fashion products we create jobs and invest in community development projects.