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Moderated by Yvette Castro, VP of Research & Programs, Fashion Fights Poverty. Panelists included Nicholas D’Aurizio, Project Runway Season 8; Heidi Rauch, designer and founder of Belabumbum; Melanie Kapinos, Manager of Volunteer Programs at Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria; Soledad Requejo, Operations Officer, Better Work.

Join FFP in their 10th anniversary celebration in partnership with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations! Click here for tickets and additional details.

Fashion Fights Poverty and Thos. Moser, Handmade American Furniture will host the 2015 Dress Responsibly panel discussion to be held on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at the Thos. Moser showroom (1028 33rd St NW Washington, DC 20007).
The event will cover eco and ethical topics faced by the fashion industry at all levels (consumer, worker, manufacturing, etc.). Topics will include sustainability, social responsibility, micro-finance, worker's issues, and the international commercial fashion industry. Click here to RSVP.

We will be hosting our 2015 Model Calls Thursday, October 29th 7pm to 9pm and Saturday, October 31st Noon to 4:00 pm at Dirty Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC). RSVP with date of which model call you are attending and send comp card, measurements and photos to Click here to RSVP.

Special store event hosted by Industry Born Magazine Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6PM - 8PM at Alex and Ani Georgetown (3068 M STREET NW WASHINGTON, DC 20007). Fashion Fights Poverty will receive 15% of total sales while spreading awareness about our programs and mission. RSVP to

SIN TALENT & SIVAD CONCEPTS Casting/Model Call Saturday, July 11th, 2015 10AM - 4PM Embassy Suites Hotel 1250 22nd NW, Washington DC. RSVP for casting call to

First in a new series of monthly networking dinner event to promote discussion and create awareness about fair trade, fair wage, social responsibility, eco and ethical fashion business practices over a casual meal. Discussion lead by Stephanie Hossfeld, Director of Outreach at Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria. Click here to register.

Please help FFP in making our community a better place through donation Thursday, June 4th, 2015. Click here for our profile page and to donate.

Now in its fourth year! For Ages 12-16. JUL 27 - JUL 31 10AM - 4PM.

New collaboration with Project Create in DC! Monday, August 3rd - Friday, August 7th, 12pm - 4pm. here for more information.

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Thank You!

Highlights from FFP 2015 Dress Responsibly Gala/Fashion Show

Fashion Fights Poverty 10 Year Retrospective

Links to photos and video from the gala:

Special Thanks!

Host, Will Thomas:

2015 AVANT-GARDE INSPIRATION AWARD Recipient, James Cornwell

2015 STYLETO AWARD (Style in Action) Recipient, Paul Wharton

Production Team, Capital Image:

Capital Image Styling

DJ, Aphrosoul Lukumi:

Aphrosoul Lukumi

Retrospective Designers:
2005 - Thomas Pink
2006 - Kenny Kas
2007 - Belabumbum
2007 - Elizabeth Muir
2008 - Annatarian
2009 - Aidah Collection
2009 - Studio D'Maxsi
2010 - Chez Kevito
2010 - Crooked Monkey
2012 - Laura Williams
2013 - Elizabeth St. John
2014 - Astridland

NAZ&COURT TabiiJust Ayvazyan & de Beauvoir

Barefoot Wine Honest Tea Veraillles Vodka
Cibu Vitabath Saks Fifth Avenue
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

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Announcing New International Collaboration!

Shalom - Narcisse
Ensemble Pour la Difference

Fashion Fights Poverty is happy to announced it's first on-going international collaboration with Shalom and Sewing Cooperative, two initiatives that are part of "Ensemble Pour La Difference", an incubator and innovation consultant based in Congo, Bukavu, South Kivu Province.

FFP will be working with the founder of Shalom and "Ensemble Pour la Difference" to help expand Shalom and support the establishment of the sewing cooperative.

A portion of the proceeds from the gala will go toward this burgeoning collaboration.

About Shalom:
Shalom specializes in the small-scale design and dyeing of plain cloth to produce a colorful material local people call Buisa. The workshop is located in Mudaka in the territory of KABARE in South Kivu. The business was started in February 2014 by Narcisse Aghanze Bulonza, who studied IT and entrepreneurship at University in Kampala in Uganda. She is also trained in techniques for dyeing African cloth.

About Sewing Cooperative: As part of a long term plan, a sewing cooperative will be established in addition to the textile dyeing project. The sewing cooperative, located in North Kivu, will build skills initially by making simple products and will eventually be able to create garments and use new skills to earn a living and re-integrate into society.

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Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) is one the largest non-profit ethical and eco fashion organizations in the United States, and the original eco fashion charity in Washington, DC. Honoring national and international designers who employ ethical practices in their design and manufacturing processes to create and sustain economic opportunity, FFP provides a forum for dialogue and awareness-building about how fashion, textiles, and design can alleviate poverty and empower communities.

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