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Community Thrift & Vintage is a social enterprise (owned by the Portland Hotel Society) devoted to selling hand picked thrift and vintage clothing in a warm and welcoming environment. Their purpose is to inspire positive transformation through fashion by having the best selection of used clothing at the best price and by employing women in transition from detox in a graduated job-training program. All profits collected will also be donated back into the DTES community. Pretty amazing, eh?
Today (Wednesday, June 8th, 2011) is the official soft opening, so head over to 41 West Cordova, Vancouver to check it out. For hours and details, visit their facebook page here.
If you have unwanted clothing that you’d like to donate, please get in touch with them by emailing communitythriftandvintage (at) gmail (dot) com.