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Fashion Revolution’s industry happy hour + clothing swap unites style and sustainability

Miami's fashion enthusiasts came together for an evening of style, sustainability, and networking organized by Fashion Revolution

Fashionistas and eco-conscious folks in Miami flocked to Ocho Blanco on Thursday, June 22, 2023, for a unique event that blended sustainable fashion, networking, and refreshing happy hour drinks. The Industry Happy Hour + Clothing Swap, organized by Mana Fashion Services in collaboration with Fashion Revolution Miami, proved to be a thrilling evening where attendees could trade their clothes, gain fresh style inspiration, and learn from industry experts.

A sustainable style Happy Hour affair

As the clock struck 5:00 PM, the doors of Ocho Blanco swung open, welcoming eager fashion enthusiasts armed with bags filled with gently used clothes, accessories, and shoes. The clothing swap party kicked off, offering attendees a chance to trade items in excellent condition and rejuvenate their wardrobes without spending a dime.

While indulging in the joyful act of swapping, guests also had the opportunity to broaden their horizons. Taryn Hipwell, a renowned health fashion consultant, shared her unique perspective on rethinking virgin material choices, emphasizing the importance of sustainable fashion practices. Alexandrine Michelas, Fashion Revolution Miami City Lead, also captivated the audience with her insights on the positive impact individuals can have through their fashion choices.

Person sorting out clothes out of basket while sitting on the floor

Making a difference through fashion

The event aimed not only to uplift personal style but also to give back to the community. All remaining items were donated to Lotus House, a local organization supporting homeless women and children in Miami. The Industry Happy Hour + Clothing Swap truly embodied the spirit of Fashion Revolution, promoting ethical and eco-conscious fashion.

With events like these, Fashion Revolution Miami continues to revolutionize the way we think about fashion, reminding us that style can be both chic and environmentally conscious.

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