Mother Earth Inspirations: Earth Day Eco-Fashion Show
Friday, April 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Onsite Tickets $35
Join us this Earth Day for a fashion and trunk show featuring New York eco-designer, Auralis, who will be showcasing her Spring 2011 line in Washington, DC for the first time.
Tickets include a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres. A proceed of the ticket sales will be benefiting DC Treads.
About Auralis Studios (clothing):
Auralis is committed to sustainable practices that are considerate to the planet. They pride themselves in making beautifully designed, timeless pieces that are also practical and fashion forward. Every piece is made responsibly with love and care. They use organic, sustainable, natural or recycled fabrics only.
Their textile processing uses low impact methods, leaving green fabrics with a minimal environmental footprint. They produce their pieces in New York and Puerto Rico. Their employees and collaborators are part of their family and are all creative partners in a collective design effort.
"We love what we do and show this through the clothes we send out to the world." - Auralis Herrero
See her Spring collection at www.auralistudio.com
About Filili (accessories):
Filili is wearable art. Each element is hand crafted using wire and recyclyed fabrics; making each piece one-of-a-kind. My most recent collection is inspired by Alexander Calder's playful use of geometric shapes and William D. Cooning's sense of color. Using modern art as a reference is a central part of my aesthetic and process. I strive to make each piece unique working both within my collections, and with individula clients to create custom work.
Carbon offers sustainably chic shoes, clothing and accessories produced in the USA or by companies whose overseas factories adhere to corporate social responsibility practices. Carbon also provides wardrobe consultation and personal shopping services.
About DC Treads:
DC Threads is a volunteer-founded and volunteer-driven initiative designed to keep the art and science of sewing & stitch crafts alive and well in the Washington metropolitan area.
It strives to:
- Foster a sense of community through programs that bring together people across generations and geographic regions of the city
- Help individuals explore and nurture their innate creativity through sewing and stitch crafts
- Offer a positive, productive, safe environment for adults and youth to spend time
- Encourage community service through projects and programs for individuals to share their skills and creations with others
To date, DC Threads programs have helped hundreds of individuals learn how to sew, organized educational trips and events, and produced handcrafted goods for hospitals and social service organizations.