For the last few decades, if someone asked you, “Did you make your dress?” — it was not exactly a compliment. If your dress looked “homemade” then it was construed as not chic. It feels like the pendulum is swinging and we are in a time when wearing your sustainability on your sleeve is respected and admired.
This Friday, I feel lucky to be able to attend TEDx PiscataquaRiver at 3S Artspace. I am most excited to see Maxine Bédat, the co-founder and CEO of Zady. Zady is a clothing and consumer goods e-commerce company that emphasizes ethical consumerism. Thinking about all this prompted me to scroll through the Zady Instagram page. I was struck by this quote below.
Wouldn’t it be great if Portsmouth became the capital of sustainable style? Let’s start by supporting our local tailors.
Join us for the 7th Annual Clothing Swap at the Portsmouth Public Library on Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 2pm. Swapping is easy. Bring a bag of gently used items, such as shirts, shoes, jewelery, and pants, drop them off and swap. Leave with a bag of new-to-you items. The remainder of items will be donated to Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. Please remember that this is a donation drive. Give more than you take!