Philadelphia, PA – Career Wardrobe hosts two free ​Meet the Makers Sip & Shop Events, spring fundraisers with local sustainable fashion-focused businesses  sponsored by ​Centric Bank​. At these events, guests will have the opportunity to network and meet women  entrepreneurs at the forefront of sustainable fashion, incorporating community impact in their business models while supporting Career Wardrobe’s mission of  empowering women to work. At each event, guests will enjoy access to our designers,  raffle prizes, and light fare. Events are open to the public, with an RSVP required  (links below).

● On Friday, April 27 from 6 – 8 p.m., ​Meet the Makers Sip & Shop will be held at Mushmina​, 164 Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, PA​ RSVP

Founded by local sisters Heather and Katie O’Neill, Mushmina creates employment opportunities for women and men in developing countries. The Philadelphia-based company is home to a collection of innovative designers, worldly home and gift products, eclectic handmade goods, and custom-designed Moroccan accessories fair-trade products. ​Mushmina will donate 10% of sales of its unique handbags as well as donate 50. handbags to the Career Wardrobe to be raffled off at this and future events

● On Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 7-9 p.m., ​Meet the Makers Sip & Shop moves to Bok Design Studio, 1901 S. 9​th​ St., Philadelphia, PA ​RSVP

Anne Cecil of ​RoxAnneLava​ shoes and Nicole Haddad of ​Lobo Mau​ clothing use the Bok Design Studios in South Philadelphia to create and produce sustainable “slow fashion.”​ ​Lobo Mau is known for its locally made innovative textile print designs as well as smart separates perfect for work, evening, and play, while  RoxAnneLava designs made to order artisan shoes. ​The event will feature  speakers, refreshments, and shopping from additional independent designer brands​ Supra Endura, Neutral States, and Nuance Jewelry. ​ ​The reception featuring Weckerly’s Ice Cream and Barefoot Wine
​ will give back 20% of all sales to Career Wardrobe.

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Mushmina and Bok press release