PhilaU fashion students host pop-up shop to raise money for cancer patients

During this season of giving, Philadelphia University fashion students will sell handmade merchandise at a Wednesday pop-up shop that doubles as a fundraising effort for a charity benefiting cancer patients.

The shop, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is part of the students’ Global Fashion Insights course.

Over the past several years, PhilaU students have raised an estimated $15,000 for ChemoClothes, a South Jersey charity which aims to “give individuals battling cancer a charitable outlet for their creative work and to bring the community together in the fight against the disease.”

The students hope to raise $3,500 for the organization which supports cancer patients and their families through homemade clothes, educational programs and partnerships with non-profit cancer organizations among their other attributes.

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What’s for sale?

Among the products being sold is seasonal knitwear (flannels, scarves and gloves), summer staples (crop tops and pajama shorts) and accessories including student-designed jewelry and make-up bags.

For those looking for home decorations, tapestries will also be on sale.

All merchandise will be sold for less than $25 an item.

The pop-up shop will be set up in Kanbar Campus Center’s Performance Space, 4201 Henry Ave. in East Falls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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