2015 SWAP recap

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Calm before the SWAP-storm!

The third Gazelle Skirt clothing SWAP event was our biggest and best yet! Clothes were exchanged, new friends were made, local designers sold their creations and 34 jumbo bags of clothing and shoes were donated to help women in three local prisons!

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Over 3000 clothing items donated and 1000+ in the actual SWAP event

Over 150,000cfa was raised through entry fees and donations to help offset the costs of transporting the clothing to women in prisons in Dakar, Rufisque and Thies. The funds were given to our guest of honor, Mme Ndeye Diouf, who has been volunteering in these prisons for nearly 15 years as an advocate for women who are estranged from their families and women from countries outside of Senegal and need help advancing their cases.

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SWAPpers!

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A very big thank you to all the participants, vendors, organizers who volunteered and to NTM-SLT for the use of the conference room. Nour, Polly, Danielle, Saoussan, Stina, Damaris, Josefina, Monica, Anne Marie, Marietou – thank you!

Our vendors this year were wonderful, and we were very excited to host the launch for Bapribap’s new line for women (more info on WOLOVE Market‘s site soon!). Below you will find contact info for our vendors and details about their work.

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One of our vendors, Sweet Things by Josefina

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Three hours of non-stop SWAP action

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Bapribap’s new line for women launched at the SWAP!

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SWAP organizers and helpers

The shoe section

The shoe section

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Maman Ndeye showing tablecloths for sale that were made by women in the prisons.

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Original Gazelles

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Monica and Josefina of WOLOVE Market

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Thank you, Polly and Nour!

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Thank you to all who donated and SWAPped generously! About 100 participants this year. We’ll need a bigger venue next year…

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Swappers and little swappers

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Clothes organized by section and size, thanks to our volunteers!

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The checkout table

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Lots of good finds!

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Look at all those clean stacks! So pretty.

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Our most popular section: wax print and Senegalese styles

Rama Diaw (Saint-Louis)
Clothing and accessories

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Rama Diaw’s section with her latest collection

WOLOVE Market
Clothing for adults and children, accessories, home goods and gourmet foods

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WOLOVE Market’s wares

Anne de la V. boutique
Clothing and accessories

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