For the Love of Earth

Did you know that the fashion industry produces 150 billion items per year and roughly 87% of those garments end up in a landfill? Fast fashion is an ever-increasing problem that not only exploits workers (who receive less than minimum wage in many cases), but also Mother Earth—utilizing her resources, polluting the air, and emitting greenhouse gasses, among many other things. Here’s our thought: what’s better than dressing your best while also reducing your carbon footprint? (Hint: nothing!) 


If there’s one thing you need to know about Queens Exchange, it’s that we are lovers of Mama Earth—that’s one of the main reasons why we are in the business of sustainable fashion, which aims to change how garments are acquired, produced, distributed, made, and consumed. One phrase we use passionately here is “extend the life of clothing by any means necessary.” For some that may be consigning their clothes so that another person can love and cherish an item. For others that may mean taking reusable pieces and creating art and new one of a kind garments. There are so many options to extend the life of clothes and there is so much beauty in sustainable fashion and expression. 


With Earth Day 2024 fast approaching, we knew it was time to do something BIG that involved games, raffles, local creatives and artists, our community, and more. Thus, Queens Exchange and ERICCOSTUDIO proudly present to you A Celebration of Earth Day, which includes a sip & shop, succulent workshop, and runway show.


Event Details:

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024 (12:00pm-5:30pm)
Sip & Shop: 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Succulent Workshop: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Runway Show: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Location: Queens Exchange Consignment Boutique, 
1736-A N. Moorpark Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360 (It’s on the second floor.)


Coinciding with our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the launch of our official store sign, this FREE Earth Day Event is not something you will want to miss. We have curated a list of impassioned and impressive local folks who will be participating and offering great deals for you.

1. ERICCOSTUDIO – Art and Clothing items for viewing and purchase

Errico has been fostering his artistic abilities since he was young, and has been met with incredible success in his craft, working with celebrities, non-profits, award-winning personalities, and more. Through his business, ERICCOSTUDIO, he specializes in faux finishing, wall finishes, and home accessories. He is now expanding his work with one of a kind and hand-painted apparel. 

Check out more here: www.erricostudio.com
https://www.instagram.com/ericcostudio/

2. Margie Sweet Treats – Handbags and trinkets for viewing and purchase Exclusive pieces will be presented at the event.

Margie is an artist, illustrator, and designer with a love for KPop. She creates handmade BTS-inspired items as a way to share the positive messages within their music, such as creativity and self-love.

Check out more here: 
Margie Sweet Treats Etsy Shop
https://www.instagram.com/margie.sweet.treats/

3. The Eco Jeweler – Jewelry and Suncatchers for viewing and purchase

The Eco Jeweler is a woman and LGBTQ owned business that creates sustainable jewelry by repurposing unwanted and broken vintage jewelry and incorporating fishing line found on Southern California beaches. 

Check out their stunning items on their website: www.theecojeweler.com
https://www.instagram.com/theecojeweler/

4. Dr00py Designs – Clothing for viewing and purchase

Dr00py Designs creates one of a kind, handcrafted, and ethical clothing. 

Check out their items here: www.depop.com/dr00pydesigns.
https://www.instagram.com/dr00pydesigns/

5. Succulentrx – Create your own succulent

Join Marina, owner of Succulentrx, at our event to create your own succulent arrangement to celebrate Earth Day. 

Check out her succulent creations here: www.succulentrx.etsy.com
https://www.instagram.com/succulentrx/

6. Mia’s Lil Projects - Clothing, accessories, and art for viewing and purchase 

Mia’s Lil Projects helps upcycle clothing through their artistic twists. Also making accessories out of recycled materials to give them a second life. 

Check out more here: https://depop.com/miaslilprojects 

7. All With Heart – Poetry books for viewing and purchase 

Ryanna Hammond, founder of All With Heart, has poetry books for sale that include poems about Mother Earth. Other items, available on her website, include organic and sustainable caps, beanies, and more. She pays for all purchases on her website to be carbon-neutral and gives customers the option to make their purchase carbon-positive. You can also plant a tree with any purchase. Check out more here: www.allwithheart.com.


What more could you want when it comes to celebrating Earth Day 2024? Come out and (1) enjoy all-natural wine provided by Stone & Cellar, (2) shop from local artists, designers, and businesses that support Mother Earth, and (3) watch our stunning runway show.


To stay up-to-date on this event, and other events at our boutique, follow us on Instagram. We can’t wait to see you at our event A Celebration of Earth Day and talk about all things sustainable fashion!

About Queens Exchange

I grew up in Queens, NY with an appreciation for art and street fashion.

I moved to Thousand Oaks with my family in 2021. In 2023 I decided to pursue my dream of opening Queens Exchange.

My vision is to create a space where fashion is an expression, community is always present and you have an opportunity to inspire each other.

Our main business is buying, trading, consigning and selling new and pre-owned clothing, accessories, art and more.

We also support women owned businesses by providing a space to meet, run a workshop, or a special event.

You'll always find a friendly face, a great deal or a fun event to attend.

Come check us out during business hours or follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on items, news and events.

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