Miss Universe contestants model fashion show of ‘pre-loved’ clothes
Miss Universe contestants touring Israel ahead of the competition in Eilat on December 12 modeled a Hanukkah fashion show produced by Haboydem, a Jerusalem second-hand clothing store and women’s rehabilitation center.
Parading on the wooden platform of the Jerusalem First Station complex were Miss Turkey in red ruffles and combat boots, Miss China in gray sequins and other contenders in a range of adornments from the “pre-loved” clothing. that the social project sells, said managing director Eris Avihod.
Haboydem encourages wise consumer behavior, to show that dressing in second-hand clothes doesn’t mean compromising on quality or trends, said Haboydem stylist Stephanie Strauch.
“Many of our Haboydem clients come to us for ideological reasons, while others come to support and encourage our workers during their rehabilitation,” said Strauch. “While many of our buyers do it by choice and ideology, others are primarily motivated by financial reasons. “
Haboydem is a social rehabilitation and integration project – Shaf Yativ – a non-profit organization that sells second-hand clothes and provides vocational training for people with disabilities, especially those recovering from mental health issues .
Each employee has a personalized rehabilitation plan, explained CEO Guy Avihod, designed with the organization’s occupational therapist or social worker, with experience working in short shifts when needed.