WINNIPEG — Heather Witherden is a fan of clothing exchanges, but finds that her size and style isn’t always available.
After talking with a few of her friends she decided to put on the first Curvy Girl Clothing Exchange. A fun “shopping” event where plus sized women can refresh their wardrobe and make some new friends in a body positive environment.
“Another good thing is that it’s kind of a green initiative, not just throwing things away,” Witherden said.
Witherden started collecting clothing donations a couple of weeks ago. Sizes start at 14 and go up to 30. Items range from blouses and jackets to purses and necklaces.
“It’s just a matter-of-fact that this is the size some people are, and it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t look good or feel good and feel positive and support each other,” Witherden said.