Fashion for Freedom event-Summer 2018 “update”

IMG_3148.JPGAlthough it’s been 6 months since our event, the impact still lingers in my heart. We didn’t have a clue what to expect or how this would all turn out. However, I’m so grateful and happy with how everything unfolded for this Aug 10th celebration! Our main focus was to bring awareness to this critical need, something we can’t do alone.

 

Alex at Rewind Consignment graciously opened his shop doors to provide us with this venue. It was perfect. It was a casual open house with refreshments, door prizes and ethnic music.

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Women could shop with a powerful purpose, and the purchase of a Freeset scarf would give them a gift bag from one of our local sponsors. It was truly a community effort all the way around.

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Cory was generous in spending the day with us filming and taking photos for us to share with you! We appreciate you Cory!!

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I couldn’t have done it without my dear friend Christine and the rewind team, Monika and Bianca, they are all true gems. They believe in our vision for empowering and equipping these girls and women… and we all love fashion!

 

 

 

It was fun trying on the scarves and ethnic fashions we had for sale. This customer asked if I would help her wrap a sari around her, lol….well, I think I can safely say….I Did It!

Customers were quite surprised when Malina and the family from India joined us on facetime and greeted them as they came in the door! You can only imagine how elated Malina and the family were to be apart of such an event.

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Since this event we have been working hard on creating our line of Jivan fitness bags and scarves. We seem to be more focused on our bags as we discovered this amazing gift these women have!  We have employed 4 women so far to sew the traditional Kantha stitch. It’s simply beautiful. Follow along to see how we’re developing.

Thank you again to all of you that have participated in this endeavour to bring awareness and help to these girls and women in Bamangachi India.

Thank you Alex Browne for the story in;

Peace Arch News

A BIG Thank You to all our community Sponsors!!

Barrique Restaurant,   Envy Nail Salon,  Taka Sushi,   Wooden Spoon,   Live Yoga Studio,  Five Corners Vietnamese,   Popey South Surrey,   The Bread Box,   The Base Coat,  Big Feet,   Sandpiper Liquor Store,   Sin 7 Salon,   Nature’s Fair Market,   Diamante Nail Salon

 

 

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Brenda Weidner

Passionate about empowering women to live their lives with purpose, excellence, health and wellness!

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