Vendor Spotlight: September Lily

Vintage and quality thrift clothing with a love for community! Host of the KW Clothing Market, Descendants Vintage Market, clothing swaps and networking/meet-up nights in the KW community. We absolutely adore September Lily and what their founder, Andrea Pentz, is all about.

Image by Grand River Studios

Image by Grand River Studios

In this blog post, our marketing gal Jennifer Lyon asked Andrea a few questions about her business and how she’s working to keep it as green as she can. Here’s what she came up with:

1. Tell me about your business.

September Lily started as a vintage & pre-loved clothing collection but it’s since transformed into a social enterprise taking a leadership role in the area of sustainable fashion, community building and support for small business (clothing swaps, local markets, social & networking nights).

Image by Jennifer Lyon

Image by Jennifer Lyon

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2. How are you working to keep sustainability at the core of September Lily?

 The collection is all recycled clothing (vintage & pre-loved), hand-picked thrift or consigned with quality & upcycling in mind (steaming & mending).  My intention is to keep things out of the landfill and educate people on the potential quality of 2nd hand.  

Image by Jennifer Lyon

Image by Jennifer Lyon

3. Tell me about you. What got you here to a green business?  

A life long love for 2nd hand shops, vintage and alternative consumerism (buying less, shopping local, re-use).  As a single mom, I started small with an interest in selling at the occasional market and the idea took a life of it’s own very quickly.  I now run 7 or 8 events a year and attend at least that many as a vendor, loving every minute of it!

Image by Jennifer Lyon

Image by Jennifer Lyon

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Image by Jennifer Lyon

Image by Jennifer Lyon

4. What are you up to? Any new events? Products?  

I’m hosting the KW Clothing Market on May 11, 2019!  18 sustainable fashion vendors will gather for a 1 day marketplace.  It’s a great chance to meet & follow local options for vintage, upcycled, hand-made, pre-loved & fair trade.

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