By Talbert Toole
Sustainable Oxford—an organization that educations LOU community on sustainability— hosts a community clothing swap in hopes to benefit the LOU community and those who might need a helping hand when it comes to affording clothes, on Aug. 14, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Powerhouse.
The organization first started under the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network as a project in 2016. The program localized trying to launch a sustainable restaurant group with four to five restaurants a part of it in its initial year, according to Caitlin Hopper, a Sustainable Oxford member.
Now, Sustainable Oxford works to promote sustainability within the LOU community through food systems, such as the farmers’ markets and local businesses, she said.
The organization’s goal is to bring all sustainable groups into one localized unit for residents of the community to be able to learn about the various sustainable groups in the Oxford community and Ole Miss, Hopper said.
“[Sustainable Oxford’s] aim is to educate and spread awareness of the different options for people,” she said.
The clothing swap is one of the many events the organization plans on having in order to continue the education process along with benefiting the community in sustainability.
“This little event [Sustainable Oxford] is having was a personal need,” Hopper said. “Sometimes I don’t get all my stuff over to the thrift store.”
Sometimes it can be inconvenient for people to find the time available to take their clothes to Oxford’s various thrift stores, Hopper said.
“[The clothing swap] was a way for everyone to benefit,” she said.
Participants will have the opportunity to exchange clothing items or simply give them away at no cost for either. It is suggested to bring two to 15 items along with a $5 donation. All items left over will be donated to a thrift store.
For those wishing to attend, click here to sign-up.