Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NYFW Preview: (Sustainable) Fashion's Night Out

I will not be in NYC for this upcoming fashion week but rather on the road working on new art and fiber outreach initiatives here in Europe. I will miss seeing dear friends and celebrating all of the hard work that they have put into new collections, handmade accessories, and valiant efforts on the sustainable/ethical fashion frontier.

Handcrafted fiber jewelry by Erin Considine

One event that is particularly exciting this week is (Sustainable) Fashion's Night Out, co-hosted by EcoSalon at the Textile Art Center's gorgeous new Manhattan space. Amy DuFault, Managing Editor and Fashion Editor for EcoSalon describes the event as the following:

"(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out, (will be) a unique collective at the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan co-sponsored by Of Rags and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition – featuring fair trade and sustainable designers and shops carefully curated to tempt the tastes of all. The collaborative event takes place on September 8th, from 6 to 10 p.m. at TAC’s new location, 26 West 8th Street, and will gather sustainable and mainstream style purveyors under one roof."

Goodie bag/sustainable product totes will be given out to the first 30 guests and will include this visually inspiring World Textiles issue of HAND/EYE magazine.

Learn more on EcoSalon's preview – top scarf/textile image via Shabd.

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