OwlSwap Partners

Community Partners

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    re:loom

    re:loom employs and empowers formerly homeless and low-income individuals who weave beautifully-designed products out of recycled materials. A program of the Initiative for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit organization in metro Atlanta, re:loom's mission is to provide job training and affordable housing to individuals while reducing textile waste. Learn about KSU's partnership with re:loom here.  

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    BRAC University 

    OwlSwap students started a on-going collaborative research project with Professor Shahidur Rahman and students at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our partners have interviewed garment workers and workers with the AWAJ Foundation, an organization with 40,000 members that work to advance the rights of garment workers in Bangladesh.

     

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      Hope Thru Soap

      Hope Thru Soap travels to areas of Atlanta where individuals may be lacking resources or facing homelessness. They provide a new change of clothes, refreshing showers, haircuts, and warm meals to assist community members.

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      The World's Corner

      Founded by a KSU Alum, The World's Corner connects women artisans from SE Asia and Central America to conscious consumers. Their mission is to preserve traditional crafts while helping communities thrive. Their products are handcrafted by artisans and made with natural and ethically sourced materials.

    Sponsors

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      Ecologie Resale & Vintage

      Ecologie Vintage & Resale and owner, Nancie Vann, have been supporting OwlSwap from the get-go as a generous annual sponsor. Ecologie Vintage is a Buy-Sell-Trade store located in Kennesaw, Georgia, supporting sustainable fashion and vintage style.

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      Department of Geography & Anthropology

      KSU’s Department of Geography and Anthropology have been integral in helping OwlSwap grow. OwlSwap is grateful for the department’s ongoing and continuous support.

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      ColorZen

      ColorZen, and its CEO, Michael Harari, have generously supported sustainable fashion initiatives at KSU. ColorZen’s financial contribution paid for materials to build KSU’s first clothing recycling bin and helped make numerous sustainable fashion events at KSU possible.

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      Human Geography

      The journal, Human Geography, covers topics ranging from geopolitics, through cultural and economic issues, to political ecology. The journal has provided grants that support OwlSwap’s ongoing research in Bangladesh. Learn more about our research here.

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