Friday, May 1, 2009

Ladies of Plant With Purpose Recycle with Fashion

by Aly Lewis Last week the ladies of Plant With Purpose traded in their too-short, too-tight, or just too-often-worn pants, shirts, skirts, shoes, and even accessories for the riches of their fellow coworkers’ unwanted treasures at PWP’s second annual Ladies Clothing Swap. After the ladies drew numbers (to prevent cut throat competition and trampling) out of a pine needle basket (handcrafted by women in PWP’s program in Oaxaca) they each chose their favorite items (mine was a long, red wraparound jacket) from the array of clothes colorfully arranged in the gazebo outside the office. In the true PWP spirit, it was an hour of sharing, enjoying creation, encouraging each other (oh my gosh, that looks so cute on you!), and even practicing good clothing stewardship.

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