Amazing how time flies. Ten years have past since Fashion Fights Poverty was an idea for a gala as part of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations. Now fast forward to see Fashion Fights Poverty as an education and advocacy organization promoting eco-sustainable and ethical fashion through programs, workshops and activities. FFP's mission is to encourage conversation on social responsibility, ethical business in the fashion industry, use of sustainable fibers and textiles and use of creativity in the alleviating poverty.
Date: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Time: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Location: Theater on the Run 3700 S Four Mile Run Dr Arlington, VA
Tickets: $15 in advance ($20 at the door, if available)
6:30PM - 7:00PM: Arrival, networking, seating.
7:00PM - 7:15PM: Introduction by Bianca Alexander of Conscious Living TV and Fashion Revolution USA.
7:15PM - 8:50PM: The True Cost Film Screening (94 minutes)
8:50PM - 9:30PM: Film concludes, Networking.
Go to ffpthetruecostarlva.eventbrite.com for advance tickets and additional details.
About "The True Cost" Movie: This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world's leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
JULY 2015 DINNER CHAT DETAILS:
Fashion Fights Poverty Dress Responsibly Dinner Chat is a 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.
Each month, we host dinner events at select posh restaurants throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and include special guest speakers from the fashion industry and non-profit sectors.
Our dinner event series serves as a leading resource of information for local consumers looking to become more socially aware and social responsible.
What your will learn at each dinner event
FFP Dress Responsibly Dinner Chat offers a unique opportunity to take action and become more socially aware of how you purchase. We are focused on developing relationships, educating and collaborating.
Join us for an education and fun dinner chat with new friends, and participate in panel style Q & A discussion.
JUNE 2015 DINNER CHAT
HOW TO IDENTIFY ECO-SUSTAINABLE OR ETHICAL PRODUCTS, BRANDS, RETAILERS.
Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015 10AM to 4PM Daily
Arlington Costume Lab
(inside Gunston Middle School/Community Center)
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206
Fashion Boot Camp Showcase: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:30pm.
A program that started as a collaboration with Arlington County, the Fashion Fights Poverty Fashion Summer Fashion Camp provides a 5 day fashion program that is centered on the eco-ethical principle to middle school to high school level students who are interested in the fashion industry.
Students will engage in creative activities to boost their self esteem and introduce them to fashion related areas such as styling, design, photography, among others. Professionals currently working in the fashion industry, and who are part of the Fashion Fights Poverty Volunteer Network, will teach the classes.
There are two areas of focus for our camp participants:
Where: Project Create Studio
2028 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE- 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20020
When: Monday August 3rd - Friday August 7th, 12pm - 4pm
Click here to register.