The crew at William the BeeKeeper are hosting their 4th annual charity Closet Swap on October 27th, from 1-4pm at Strictly Designers, 105 Waima Road, no.601 at the Wharf. We spoke to Kaileeni creative director Cairn Wu Reppun about the event.
This is your fourth event, can you give us a quick description of what the Closet Swap entails for those who haven’t been before?
People can clear out their closets and swap their unloved items for something different, thus reducing their carbon footprint! It’s a multi-purpose community event that aligns with our creative concept store at William the BeeKeeper, benefiting Mother Earth and bringing together the creative, earth conscious indie types, and it’s a charity event where we are raising money for a child in need of a life altering medical procedure. So we are bringing awareness to ways of saving the earth, promoting indie designers who do not mass produce and focus on original designs, doing it all for charity, and having a ton of fun with the community.
People who are not swapping can come shopping for indie designers, including: Strictly Furniture, Kaileeni, Mixr.cn, Re Design, Nuomi, Rooey Knots, Campaign, Snoozer Loser, Just Will, Xinlelu.com, and more!
People who don’t swap can also purchase items for 20rmb, with all proceeds going to charity.
Which charities are you supporting this year and why?
Starfish is a non-profit organization bonded together by the sole purpose of helping sick and physically deformed orphans in China. We strive to provide medical treatments to these orphans, and above all, HOPE.
Since our founding in October 2006, Starfish has helped over 200 children suffering from various diseases in orphanages across China. Each of these children underwent operations and rehabilitations, relying on both their local
support network as well as Starfish volunteers.
Liu Run Xing (柳润星) is the orphan we are donating the money raised from this event to. In order to pay for a medical procedure that he desperately needs and that his orphanage cannot provide him.
Left over clothing will also be donated to the HuaQiao Foundation, which helps underprivileged children in China.
The Shanghai Closet Swap takes place on October 27th, from 1-4pm at Strictly Designers, 105 Waima Road, no. 601 at the Wharf.