We are excited to welcome some of Edmonton’s finest to Green Drinks YEG on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in hopes of producing a sustainable closet and bathroom vanity in your home!
To get you motivated, Elizabeth Withey, who is receiving attention from the fashion world for her project Frock Around the Clock, will be the featured speaker. Withey is a writer, journalist and artist, and after 11 years as a journalist for the Edmonton Journal, she is currently the Writer in Residence at the Edmonton Public Library. Elizabeth will be doing a short talk on her project and how you too can green out your closet.
This Green Drinks is unique as Kierra McIntyre will be hosting a clothing swap throughout the event! We ask all guests to bring a maximum of two or three articles of clothing to contribute. We encourage both guys and gals, and especially guys, to take part in this clothing swap. Kierra notes, “To me it’s so important as it’s of cultural and environmental importance to green your closet. Apparently people only wear roughly one quarter of what they own.” She walks the walk of slow fashion here in Edmonton, and looks great doing it!
Nicole Rowan from The Spirited Thrifter will also be joining us. She started style blogging in August 2012 after her husband lost his job and she discovered thrifting as an avenue for affordable fashion and retail therapy. Read all about the beginning here. He found another awesome job soon after, but Nicole continued with her adventure of shopping secondhand and she is not planning to stop any time soon! VV Boutique Style celebrated its first blog birthday on Aug. 10 and since then she has continued to enjoy thrifting adventures and great style. She is branching out and looking forward to sharing her love of thrifting and everyday style with the world!
Handmade local, unique, artisan, natural olive oil soaps & skincare products. The ingredients are organic, fair-trade, locally sourced and wild harvested. Why? Ameya Studio believes in supporting small farms, good and fair farming/agricultural and business practices, as well as getting radiant, healthy skin without destroying the environment. Check out their store here.
Frog Kissers Den on 124 Street will be joining us. Harmony and Zam are two creative cats who recently took over this store. From a consignment store in the back to their up-cycled fashion for sale in the front, this store is the epitome of #GreenFashion! Be sure to check them out this Friday, March 27, at the 124 Fashion Show!
Voice for Animals will be at Green Drinks raising awareness about vegan clothing and its importance. V4A is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals in a wide range of circumstances. Their focus is on local (Edmonton area) or province-wide issues but their motto could be “think globally, act locally.”
With this fantastic array of featured guests, this Green Drinks is not to be missed. Put a spring in your step, enjoy great company and great conversation on Wednesday, April 1, at the Yellowhead Brewery. Tickets are $10 in advance — buy your tickets today!