A Conscious Closet Swap 'n' Mend

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Envision Unlimited Westtown Center

1801 North Spaulding Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

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An ethical fashion extravaganza from Chicago Fair Trade, featuring author Elizabeth L. Cline.

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Join us to swap, mend, and learn at an evening with Elizabeth L. Cline, author of the new book The Conscious Closet. From clothing repair, to textile recycling, to ethically made new clothing, she'll talk about the tools you need to build your own conscious closet.

Our venue is the Weaving Mill, an artist-run industrial weaving studio located inside the Envision Center. Anyone interested in textiles will love seeing this space!

The evening will include:

  • Q&A with Elizabeth Cline about her new book, and tactics anyone can use to build their own conscious closet
  • Copies of The Conscious Closet available for purchase
  • Show-and-tell from the Weaving Mill about the mechanics of textile production
  • Clothing swap: bring your old stuff, take some new stuff, or both! (Please try tp arrive by 7 PM if bringing donations.)
  • On-site mending provided by the ISU Fixit Friday team, coming up from Bloomington/Normal to offer FREE basic repairs to your loved but damaged clothing items
  • Looping video of eco-fashion activist Isabel Varela's 14- minute documentary Fashion Addict

Tickets (which include a free glass of wine or fizzy water) are $10 through Sept 20, $12 thereafter online, $15 at the door. Parking: street parking, plus limited parking is available in the center parking lot.

Photo of Elizabeth Cline by Keri Wiginton.

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Envision Unlimited Westtown Center

1801 North Spaulding Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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