Horny Toad partners with The Clothes Exchange to benefit local non-profits

first_imgThe Clothes Exchange is pleased to announce that Horny Toad® Activewear, a national outdoor clothing company based in Santa Barbara, CA, has signed on as an apparel sponsor for 2011.Horny Toad makes outdoor inspired, sustainably oriented clothing for men and women. It is committed to lessening its environmental footprint, and to making informed social and environmental business decisions. As an avid community advocate and activist, joining forces with the Clothes Exchange is a natural fit for the company.‘Giving back and helping others is part of our DNA. We’re grateful for the efforts of the Clothes Exchange and proud to be part of such a well-organized and community-oriented event that touches so many lives in Burlington,’ said Gordon Seabury, CEO at Horny Toad.The Clothes Exchange changes lives by exchanging clothes. The mission-driven social enterprise is built upon the simple idea of swapping clothes to raise money for local nonprofits. Since the first article of clothing was sold in 2001, the Clothes Exchange has raised $210,000 for nine Chittenden County nonprofits. This year, the Clothes Exchange celebrates its tenth anniversary.While the Clothes Exchange collects gently used apparel from the closets of well-dressed women, it also relies on donations of new apparel from generous retailers, wholesalers, indy designers and national brands.‘Our retail and brand partners, like Horny Toad, play a critical role in our success and we are grateful to have their support,’ said Leslie Halperin, founder of the Clothes Exchange. ‘Through strategic partnerships with local retailers, designers and national apparel brands, we are fortunate to receive thousands of dollars worth of new merchandise to sell at our events.’The Clothes Exchange sells apparel items at its annual event in May and at smaller pop-up shops throughout the year. This year’s main event will take place on May 18-19 at the Sheraton in Burlington. Proceeds will go to 2011 beneficiary Spectrum Youth & Family Services.Horny Toad’s commitment to the Clothes Exchange will play a powerful role in the success of this year’s events and fundraising efforts.To learn more about the Clothes Exchange, visit: http://theclothesexchange.org(link is external). To become an apparel sponsor, visit: http://theclothesexchange.org/tce/apparel-sponsors/(link is external).About Horny Toad ActivewearBased in Santa Barbara a few hundred yards from the beach, Horny Toad is a clothing company that takes fun seriously, celebrates the adventure in every day life (both outdoors and in) and always aims to do the right thing. The Toad culture is oriented around community, sustainability, and the outdoors. To learn more visit www.hornytoad.com(link is external) or call 800.865.TOAD.About The Clothes ExchangeThe Clothes Exchange is a mission driven social enterprise dedicated to turning clothing into cash for community benefit. We collect gently used apparel from the closets of well-dressed women and new apparel from generous retailers, wholesalers, indy designers and national brands and sell them at bargain prices at fundraising events that feel more like shopping sprees! Each year the Clothes Exchange selects a new nonprofit to partner with who receives event proceeds. In 2007, The Clothes Exchange became a Vermont-based Limited Liability Corporation, owned and operated by Clothes Exchange Founder, Leslie Halperin.March 2011 ‘ Burlington, VT ‘ The Clothes Exchange###last_img read more