Have Cheryl Gorn, professionally trained speaker, author and founder of Secondhand Wardrobe Week, come to your next meeting or conference. Her speech can be customized to your audience. Possible topics:
The most environmentally friendly way to dress
It’s shocking to learn how much pollution is generated from the manufacture of fabric and clothing. Even more shocking is the fact that there are direct health risks associated with wearing fresh-from-the-department-store clothes. Find out how shopping secondhand can keep you and the planet healthy. Included in the speech is a primer on how to care for your clothing in the most environmentally friendly manner.
Wardrobe planning for those on an extremely limited budget
Dressing well is important. It can help you find a job, get a promotion or inspire the confidence you need to go out and meet new people. But what can you do if you have neither appropriate clothes nor money to buy new ones? Cheryl’s unconventional method of wardrobe planning and shopping will keep you looking your best when the stakes are high and money is tight.
The essentials of thrift store shopping
- Why many people feel uncomfortable about used clothing
- How to tell the treasures from the items that should be left on the rack
- Why new and barely worn clothes wind up being sold secondhand
- How to organize your hunt for maximum efficiency
- What the fashion industry doesn’t want you to know about secondhand clothing
- Why shopping secondhand is the greenest way to go
Speaker Introduction for Cheryl Gorn
Use the following as is or as a guideline for developing your own introduction
Cheryl Gorn is the author of The Secondhand Wardrobe and the founder of Secondhand Wardrobe Week. She is an experienced secondhand shopper, having purchased her first thrift store bargain in 1977. She is also a textile artist who taught herself how to sew when she was four years old. Since then, she has made everything from suits, draperies and evening gowns to hand painted silk wall hangings. Cheryl is a former museum professional with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. She spent part of her working life researching, caring for and creating exhibits about historic clothing. In 1996, she founded and currently owns and operates an educational consulting firm that teaches social studies through hands-on textile art workshops.
Please call for current rates. A 50% deposit is required to reserve the date with the balance due on the day of the event. Cheryl travels from New York State’s Capital District.
Contact Cheryl Gorn for more information
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(It’s toll-free in the US and Canada.)