Where do the clothing items come from?
Answer: Local and national TV shows and feature films, to the likes of Queen Sugar, Claws, and Interview with a Vampire. When they have leftover stock, instead of throwing it away, they donate to ricRACK's so they can turn it into funding for their community programs!
Join ricRACK for its semiannual Le Bag Sale at 1927 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.! They're giving away special clothes and costumes from Wednesday, September 21, until Sunday, September 25. You can purchase as many designer brands, fabrics, accessories, and other items as you can.
The sale starts this Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will continue from Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items are brand new, so buy there before they're gone!
Anyone interested in setting up the sale can sign up here. Each volunteer will have exclusive access to the first two hours of the sale on the first day, plus they'll get 20% off every single purchase!
Saving the Planet, One Stitch at a Time
What is ricRACK's mission? Help New Orleans youth think more critically about where they purchase their clothes, develop resourcefulness and creativity, and appreciate sustainable fashion. How do they do this? Through community outreach, programs, local partnerships, and classes at the Sewing Studio.
Since 2012, ricRACK has fostered a community of artists and designers. They have reached out to the public by partnering with local organizations and schools, leading sewing and repurposing classes at six YMCAs, and hosting the Repurposed Fashion Camp at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Since their founding, they have collected more than 7.5 tons of clothes and textiles from landfills for the purpose of reusing and recycling.