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Handbags with a (social) conscience
by girl_tm (girl_tm)
at March 9th, 2010 (11:20 pm)

Hi everyone,

A quick intro - I started a nonprofit called The S.W.A.P. Team in June 2009 to encourage the redistribution of clothing as a means of combatting overconsumption. Since we started, we have exchanged over 12,000 pieces of clothing, and have donated over half of that  to local charities.

Recently, we have embarked on a journey with another nonprofit called Montreal Couture (whose mission is to bring overseas clothing production back to Montreal) and accessories designer Deborah Adams to create a pair of upcycled leather handbags which we will sell as a fundraiser for both causes.

The bags will be offered in an online pre-sale later this month. We'll only be producing the number of orders that come in so that there is no excess inventory or overconsumption. We hope that you will support us and help us to spread the word by becoming a fan on our Facebook page or signing up for our newsletter.

007 handbag (top) and Mini-Me clutch

You can learn more about The S.W.A.P. Team at:

Thanks to all for your support!


Posted by: small_look (small_look)
Posted at: March 11th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)

Awesome! Though giving out branded tshirts at events seems a little contradictory to the message...

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