Join Fashion Fights Poverty as we round out the summer with cocktails, a raffle and an accessories swap
Friday, September 2, 2011
8PM – 1AM
Bring your like new, fashionable accessories for the Accessory swap! Jewelry, Belts and Hats, oh my!
*MEN’s and WOMEN’s Accessories Welcome!*
This social is also an opportunity to catch up as the summer ends. We will continue to share details of upcoming events, programs and initiatives.
Art Crimes exhibit by well known DC artist Chris Bishop, as mentioned on NPR!
$5 suggested donation at the door to join us for this great networking opportunity.
**Swap ends promptly at 11pm. Remaining items will be donated.
$5 suggested donation at the door.
Created by Style & Image Network in 2005, Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) is, according to the Washington Post and Biz Bash magazines, “one of the largest fashion fundraisers in Washington, DC” and is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
Featuring national and international designers who employ ethical means and practices in their design and manufacturing processes to produce products that promote economic development and the betterment of a given community, FFP provides a forum for dialogue and awareness-building about how fashion, textiles, and design can alleviate poverty and empower communities.
Fashion Fights Poverty is about two things: one, it rewards and recognizes designers and organizations who embrace the powerful potential of creativity and design to address issues of poverty by adhering to such principles as fair trade, equitable compensation and the use of environmentally-sustainable materials.
Two, Fashion Fights Poverty is about responsible consumerism and providing equally attractive marketing and branding platforms (such as the “Dress Responsibly” lookbook) between ethical designers and the growing population of socially-conscious shoppers. By focusing on both producer and consumer, FFP hopes to extend the dialogue and participation in poverty eradication beyond think tanks and policy makers to include manufacturers and consumers alike.
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