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Check out Emanda Ceccia and Veronica Gutierrez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emanda Ceccia and Veronica Gutierrez.

Emanda and Veronica, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today.
Consumption Collab started as private clothing swap parties amongst friends who socialize over wine. When we chose to get more involved in our local community, the “SWAP POP” was born. (Swap Pops are the Consumption Collab version of a pop-up shop). Our seasonal pop-up experience is centered around swapping masculine/ feminine clothing and accessories accompanied by live music, an art gallery, and unique vendors. Our small business strives to provide an alternative to fast fashion while creating a platform for artists to inspire and connect.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Consumption Collab is inspired by the “consumer” who spends their money on items that benefit the world and local communities within it. We believe in the notion that there have already been enough clothing/material items produced in the world and that fast fashion has zero regards for the planet or its employees. The goal of our SWAP POP events is to encourage consumption in small businesses and collaboration with fellow curators. We hope that people will leave our events feeling like their choices made an impact on the world because they indeed do. Seeing swappers wear apparel from our events not only makes us extremely happy but also promotes sustainability through fashion. This sends a message to large corporations and influences change in our communities and world.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Young curators in our communities struggle with finding resources available to them, especially financially. Our cities need to focus on providing more events and opportunities for these creators that don’t cost an exuberant amount of money to vend or rent gallery spaces at. Rent for organizations that benefit the community should be substantially lower, for they enrich the lives of so many individuals.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work?
To find out about local SWAP POPS or future projects you can check out our website www.consumptioncollab.com. Here you can view featured artists and collaborators in their thrifted/swapped gear sharing their passions and muses. You can also follow us on Instagram @Consumptioncollab to learn about upcoming events like our secret SGV location Music & Arts Festival, “Golden Hour”, featuring live performances, Instagram friendly art installations, vegan food, art vendors and fun activities throughout the evening. Support all small businesses for free by sharing/liking a post, tagging a friend, commenting and refraining from negativity!

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George Gaeta and Haily Mcmullen

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