What: The local textile brand just unloaded its new spring/summer braided collection ($18-$38) made from vintage fabrics, stones, and buttons by local refugee women.
Why: It employs only women who fled from countries such as Burma and Iraq and pays them a living wage.
When: Cabana, Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Forty Five Ten, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Cabana, 4711 W. Lovers Ln. (214-674-9928); Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Ave. (214-559-4510).
What: A mini Oak Cliff boutique by the vintage resource opens with boho skirts, dresses, blouses, and even designer labels (Givenchy, Dior) — all for less than $100.
Why: You’re saving for that summer vacay.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: IndieGenius, 409 N. Zang Blvd. (214-941-0075).
Humane Society’s Gargantuan Garage Sale
What: Furniture, tchotchkes, clothing, sports equipment, interior decor, electronics, and more with sips and sweets by Funky Monkey Kitchen.
Why: One man’s trash is another man’s way to help abandoned and abused pets.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St., Deep Ellum. Info at 214-629-9451.
RESERVE (and EAT)
Texas Cheesemaker Tour
What: Book Scardello Artisan Cheese’s daylong tour ($95) around Fort Worth for samplings by local fromage producers like Veldhuizen Cheese and Eagle Mountain Cheese. Lunch is also included.
Why: Cheesy does it.
When: May 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Meet at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy. For reservations, call 214-219-1300.
Photo: Courtesy of Gaia