Crossposted from our friends over at Ecosalon!
To kick off a green Fashion Week, EcoSalon was pleased to co-host a (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out party Thursday, September 8th in partnership with New York’s Textile Arts Center, Of Rags, and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition. Over 500 guests came by to nosh on raw, vegan brownies, swig delicious organic bubbles, talk eco fashion and check out new looks from some of New York’s rising green talent at the TAC’s new West Village location in Manhattan. We loved meeting with all the designers, artists, nonprofit folks, fair trade entrepreneurs and fashionistas in attendance.
Party goers also scooped up goodie bags and EcoSalon’s exclusive Feral Childe “Stop the Fashion Pirates” tee shirts, partial proceeds of which help to support Feral Childe, the indie brand currently embroiled in a lawsuit against Forever21. Scroll down to see some of the highlights of the event, which culminated after 10 p.m. in a surprise birthday celebration for Editor-in-Chief Sara Ost (who broke down in a shameless frenzy of gluten glory to eat at least two delicious frosting-topped cupcakes). Photo evidence, oh yes.
While we were all there to shop and support eco fashion and participate in Fashion’s Night Out, of course, these two editors have to say it: Damn if we don’t have some good looking’ readers. (Special thanks to stylish vegan man-about-town and EcoSalon’s favorite ethical raconteur Dan Mims for swinging by, as well.)
Jewelry and fiber designer Erin Considine and Textile Arts Center Co-Founder Owyn Ruck
Event guests mingle and talk eco-fashion
Knitwear designer Kaelyn Garcia, New York City Fair Trade Coalition’s Pamela Alimurung, Lori Imbesi, writer Alyssa Alimurung and Afia designer Meghan Sebold
EMpower’s Virginia Dooley
Designer Eliza Starbuck, EcoSalon Managing Editor Amy DuFault and EcoSalon Editor-in-Chief, Sara Ost
Our (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out bags were chock full of great goodies!
Nature vs. Future designer Nina Valenti and social media and marketing guru Camille Marchand
Designs by Feral Childe, Ohm-Mongo, and more
Kaelyn Garcia shows us knits are hot
EcoSalon Editor-in-Chief Sara Ost and writer and social media maven Alyssa Alimurung
Co-Founder and Editor of Green House of Fashion, Zanna Schumacher
Guests at our event were invited to cut the tags from their clothing and pin the tags to the corkboard. The Textile Arts Center will then trace the origin of their clothes, helping party attendants learn more about where their fashions come from.
Fashion writer and founder of Greta Guide and FASHIONmeGREEN, Greta Eagan
Designer Nina Valenti, Buddha Nose founder Amy Galper, RESTORE co-designer Celeste Lilore, Social Media expert and writer Anandi Premlall and the ever fabulous, RESTORE co-designer and mayor of New York, Anthony Lilore
Erin Considine Jewelry
The feisty Eliza Starbuck ready for war wearing her exclusive Feral Childe for EcoSalon “Stop The Fashion Pirates” t-shirt
Shabd’s luxe maxi dress
Rachel Miller, Sustainable Fashion Professor at Pratt, Rhea Alexander, Founder and Designer of DIGS, DIGS architect Ali Soltani
Each designer provided an interactive statement for guests to learn more about the inspiration behind their brands.
Designers Meiling Chen and Eliza Starbuck
EcoSalon Managing Editor Amy DuFault and designer Nina Valenti
Exclusive Feral Childe for EcoSalon “Stop the Fashion Pirates” t-shirts
Source 4Style’s Elizabeth Cloyd and Afia Designer Meghan Sebold
The Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan Manager Addison Walz and TAC co-founder Owyn Ruck
Wool and the Gang takes knitwear to new heights
For more photos of the party, see Ecosalon, and for more New York Fashion Week coverage, click on the “Fashion” button!