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by Ali Berman
Categories: Environment, Events, Fashion.

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, for the third year in a row Ecorazzi is sponsoring a fantastic event that helps people, the planet and animals. Tomorrow from 11am-2pm at 602 East 9th Street, HEART, is throwing their annual clothing swap.

For fashion lovers on a budget (tickets are only $12 in advance or $15 at the door), or ladies and gents who know that getting used clothes at thrifts stores and swaps is so much better for the environment than buying new, this event is a dream. No, it won’t be people haggling over items and grabbing things from one another. Instead, you bring any number of items you no longer want, get a number at the door, and are allowed to go in and take up to the same number of things you brought. Everything is put out according to style and size so the experience is much like shopping. Plus, they’ve already got a bunch of great pieces that will be out at the start of the swap, so get there early!

Once the regular part of the swap ends, the doors open to people in the community in need who are free to take anything that wasn’t grabbed by the swappers. Also, did we mention there will be a vegan bake sale on site?

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All proceeds go to support HEART, a humane education organization that teaches kids about human rights, animal protection and environmental ethics. They cover topics in the classroom like bullying, child labor, dog fighting, factory farming, endangered species, pollution and so much more. The program is all about teaching kids the issues and, more importantly, how they can make an positive impact. Just the kind of thing we here at Ecorazzi adore. I’ll be there. Will you?

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Deborah Davis

    I love thrift shopping and this swap meet for charity is a great event. I am spreading the word to friends and fans.