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.
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.