Club Spotlight: Style Angels
Style Angels is a club dedicated to helping the environment and sustainable fashion stores. It’s mission is to help students shop sustainably and educate the general public about the harms of so-called “fast fashion.”
Style Angels has a number of different departments that can appeal to everyone such as photography, layout, design, writing, research, upcycling, and more. Each area in this club has multiple positions, including a number of leadership positions like Vice President, and Department Head.
“I wanted everyone at our school to have access to unique, personalized, and fun clothing that wasn’t harmful to the environment.” - Lauren Bortner
The president of Style Angels is Lauren Bortner. She started this club because she “wanted everyone at our school to have access to unique, personalized, and fun clothing that wasn’t harmful to the environment.” She will be showing students where to find unique, fun, and affordable clothing. She also wishes to help fundraise for small, local, POC and queer businesses. Overall she just wants to show and inform people of “fun and creative ways to make fashion more sustainable.”
In this club students will join together with small businesses to help support local sustainable organizations. Bortner plans to organize clothing drives, with most of the clothes going to organizations such as Goodwill. She also intends to host bake sales and start GoFundMes, among other initiatives. Style Angels plans to have writers for their blog, website organizers and designers, people to organize fundraisers, photographers, models, and more.
“creative and fun upcycling days at least [once a month] where students can bring in their old clothes and make it into something new and original.”
Supervised by Mrs. MacDougall, Style Angels is open to all grades 7-12 and will be meeting every Tuesday in B2. During each meeting, the group brainstorms topics for the blog, takes pictures of sustainable outfits, updates the website, and works directly with businesses.
In addition to an already extremely socially-conscious agenda, Lauren hopes to have “creative and fun upcycling days at least [once a month] where students can bring in their old clothes and make it into something new and original.” She also aims to have days where students can take turns styling each other with their old clothes. Over the course of this year, she plans on finding even more exciting activities that anyone can participate in, and ideas from all club members are appreciated!
When I first heard of this club I was particularly excited about its innovativeness. All club members have a voice in the decisions that this club makes. What’s more, you won’t have to participate in things that do not appeal to you. If you are interested and would like more information on the club, please contact Lauren Bortner at firstname.lastname@example.org.