Redress Eco-Fashion

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Models for Charity members have been active participants and supporters of the Redress movement for the past few years.

Redress Raleigh celebrates its five-year anniversary with a weekend-long conference focused on eco-fashion and textiles in the Southeastern USA and beyond. The Redress Eco Fashion & Textiles Conference will take place March 23rd and 24th at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. The mission of the conference is to expand the dialogue on transforming the current fashion and textiles industry into an ecologically conscious and ethical one.

A combination event planning agency and marketing firm, Redress Raleigh connects local eco-designers with customers as well as hosts DIY workshops and networking events focused on building an environmentally conscious relationship with fashion and textiles.

Redress Raleigh equips people with the knowledge to make eco-conscious apparel choices – from materials to upkeep – and produces an annual show that highlights the latest in creative eco-fashion. The company also works with local green designers to increase their social impact and grow their market.

REDRESS RALEIGH CELEBRATES ITS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH A BIGGER THAN EVER ECO-FASHION SHOW!

Featured on the runway are 11 never before seen eco-collections made by 14 NC-based apparel  accessories, and jewelry designers.  Designers include Emily Kirchem of Edie Kaye Designs, Pilar Ramirez of Pamor Designs, Jamie Powell of Revamp, Johanna Ely of Good Girls Studio, Zulay and Stephanie of zassdesign, Marissa Heyl of Symbology, Kim Kirchstein of Leopold Designs, Melissa Lowery of ssdjewelry, Jessica Johnson Moore of Little Grey Line, Kimberly Ring & Ford Bowden, Lumina Clothing, Claudia Corletto of Corletto, and Katy Deckard of McClure.

To learn more about the designers, please visit the designer feature section of the website: http://redressraleigh.com/the-designers/

Schedule for Saturday night’s show:

+ 7:30pm – Doors open

+ 8:00pm – Join us for pre-show cocktails! Mix & mingle with conference attendees, eco-champions, fashion enthusiasts and everyone in between!

+ 9:00pm – 5th Annual Redress Eco-Fashion Show

Ticket Prices:

+ $20 General Admission

+ $40 Second Row

+ $75 Front Row

Tickets (including Student discounts and ‘a la carte’ options) are available in limited quantities. To purchase tickets for the eco-fashion show and more, visit the Redress website ticket section: http://redressraleigh.com/eco-fashion-show-tickets.

Sunday will offer the unique opportunity to buy designs right off the runway – a free and open-to-the-public marketplace filled with designers from the show as well as hand-selected vendors with eco-conscious products.

“Overall, we want people to be aware of the impact their purchasing choices have on the environment, economy, and society; and make them aware of the influence they have in transforming the fashion & textile industry, ultimately creating a paradigm shift in mainstream fashion.”   – Mor Aframian, Redress Director of Community Relations

ABOUT REDRESS RALEIGH:

Redress Raleigh’s goal is to reorient mainstream fashion to become environmentally and socially aware, becoming a catalyst for major change in the fashion and textiles industry. We question the status quo of current mainstream retail consumption both from a consumer and industry standpoint. Redress Raleigh supports and encourages triple-bottom-line designers and companies who believe in the concept of people, planet, profit.  Therefore, Redress Raleigh places importance on knowing where the textiles in our closets and homes come from, who made them, and how they were created. Our vision is that in the next twenty years we will no longer need to differentiate between that which is sustainable and conscious eco-fashion and textile design and that which is not.

“The Southeast – and North Carolina in particular – has a strong textiles history and this is a great way to put ourselves back on the map. The conference is also just the beginning – we want everyone who attends to soak up the knowledge and ideas shared and put these thoughts into action. Our intention is to continue growing the network surrounding eco-fashion and textiles – creating a web of resources for all players in this industry.”  – Beth Stewart, Strategic Director

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– LKS

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