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Swap for Good

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of seventeen international goals designed to pave the way toward a sustainable future for mankind. Goal number 12 calls for “responsible consumption,” something that many forward-thinking clothing manufacturers have already began to address. (See H&M Conscious for an example of the clothing industry’s recent progress.)

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At thinkPARALLAX, we’re also trying to do our part to encourage those around us to consume responsibly. Every six months for the past four years, we have hosted a clothing exchange called Swap for Good, giving local women a chance to trade in lightly worn clothes and accessories for a few cute new outfits  – without perpetuating the cycle of consumption that often accompanies fashion. At the end of the night, all unclaimed outfits are donated to benefit the local women’s shelter.

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