7 reasons not to miss Green Drinks: Greening Your Closet

The April Green Drinks is coming up fast. This month’s theme is Greening Your Closet!  

This Wednesday will be a night of education, new but old and revising our outlook of sustainable clothing! Why should you come?

Well . . . 

We have seven reasons to attend Green Drinks: Greening Your Closet. The evening will provide you with excellent tips, tricks and ways to make your spring cleaning a little greener.

Elizabeth Withey

1. Frock Around the Clock
Liz Withey is our featured speaker on April 1. She is taking sustainable clothing to a new level with her current project Frock Around the Clock where Liz, with her “friend” Laverne, wears one dress, and one dress only for a year.

2. The best clothing swap ever
For the first time ever, Green Drinks will host a clothing swap! Thanks to Kierra McIntyre and our patrons (yes, you!) everyone will go home from with something new (yet old!). Everyone is asked to bring two to (maximum) three clothing items to trade with other rad Edmontonians. Women have long known about this great re-using trick, but now guys too are encourage to bring some clothes to swap!

Frog Kissers Den

3. Sweet, sweet door prizes
Everyone has a chance to win by taking part in the Spring Green-ing To Do list! Check off the boxes at Green Drinks and you have a chance to win great prizes. On the giveaway list: two-hour consultation with the The Spirited Thrifter, two tickets to a knife class from Kent of Inglewood, two tickets to  the CPAWS Earth Day Big Swim Concert, a product from Ameya Studios and more! 

4. Up-Cycled is Fashionable!
Frog Kissers Den does some amazing work up-cycling fashion. The owner and her partner make most of the clothing in store, and other local artisans stock their shelves. There is always something magical in their 124 Street shop! 

 5. Fresh, handmade products!
Can you even pronounce all the ingredients in your deodorant? Maybe you would be able to if you got it from Ameya Studios! This locally made skincare line is sustainable and locally sourced. Learn more about the good, the bad and the ugly in skincare products.

6. Affordable and Chic
Learn from Nicole Rowan how to save bundles, yet be a fashionista thrifting! Recently rebranded from VV Boutique to The Spirited Thrifter, she is a pro! Her blog is full of fantastic lessons on how to re-use and look great at the same time. In addition, Voice for Animals will be present to showcase vegan clothing and why that is so important. 

 7. Get into Spring Cleaning!
Hibernation is nearing an end. Take advantage of this time indoors to get your house in sustainable order.

It’s going to be a great night! Come show off your green fashion, or figure how to become a little greener, at the Yellowhead Brewery on April 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. You can join the conversation with #greenfashion. Don’t miss this great event and grab your tickets today.