sustainably wrapped gift on a newsprint-covered surface

Dec. 8 skillshare: Sustainable Gifting and Wrapping

Join SWAP and learn how to make gift boxes using 100% sustainable materials!

WashU student startup SWAP (Sharing with a Purpose) is hosting a skillshare on sustainable gifting and wrapping Friday, Dec. 8, 3 – 6:00 p.m. at the Trading Post, 6515 Wydown Blvd. Yuwei Pan, a student at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is teaching the event and wrapping materials will be provided. WUpcycle , a clothing line that creates one-of-a-kind fashion from recyclable textiles, also will be selling their pieces at the event. Refreshments will be served.

Sharing With A Purpose (SWAP) is Washington University’s first student-run nonprofit business through the Student Entrepreneurial Program (StEP). SWAP provides affordable and convenient room essentials (furniture, appliances, electronics, etc.) to WashU students through a sale held during fall move-in week. Goods are collected from WashU students during the prior spring move-out, and all proceeds from the sale are used to run an on-campus freecycling program called the Trading Post. The Trading Post functions similarly to a thrift or consignment store but follows the principles of “freecycling,” a global sustainability movement aimed at facilitating the free exchange of goods.