WOW! Another season of ARCHIVE is in the books. Kelly and I put our everything into our SS19 consignment event and we thank everyone who attended, sold their items, volunteered or took part in it some way.
When we sought out to start ARCHIVE , we didn’t know how the community would respond and it’s been more than open arms… it’s been a real surge of opportunity for our community to grow together and create something special.
ARCHIVE is Canada’s Largest Consignment Pop-Up for men, women & children. Our first event in the fall of 2018 opened it’s doors to about 2000 sqft of pre-loved fashions with a total of 1000 items. This season, we spread out into 3300 sqft with almost 3000 items!
Our aim is to encourage our community to create a circular economy by purchasing pre-loved items instead of new ones. If everyone in this world owned 2 items of clothing, there would be nearly 15 billion pieces! Could you imagine how many items are out there with 7.5 billion people?
Unfortunately, a number of that clothing ends up in the landfills and we aim to end that. By keeping the clothing in someone’s closet, we give that item new life for an average of 9 more months! Thankfully, our sponsor Vancity Credit Union, brought on their member Irina McKenzie of Frameworq to weigh our shopper’s purchases and educate us all on how much clothing we have diverted from the landfills.
We are so happy to say that we reached our goal of nearly 1000lbs diverted! That’s double what we diverted last season!
A HUGE shoutout to our fashionable pre-loved retailers who have joined us for a second season. Mine & Yours & RELUXE are two of Vancouver’s premier second-hand luxury consignment retailers and they came ready to showcase their best! Personally, I think they have this city’s best selection of designer second-hand so if you’re in the market for a beautiful designer bag you’ll need to check them out.
Joining us this year is the US’s largest online marketplace, POSHMARK! In anticipation of their Canadian expansion, POSHMARK joined the ARCHIVE tribe to showcase the opportunities for our shoppers to become their own online retailers. I’ve set up my own POSHMARK closet here.
We are beyond grateful for our volunteers who spent their weekend with us! From setup, to run of show and takedown, this was a true team effort. Thank you Sharla, Sabrina, Michelle Y, Neasa, Kali, Jackie, Bernarda, Karina, Sarah, Michelle T, Joshua,and Marissa!
Side shoutout to mama Salloum who took about 1 hour of phone footage for me to watch after!
ARCHIVE is back this fall and if you’re interested in taking part, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up to be seller here.