Programs

supporting local and global projects

dress responsibly dinner chat

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

  • How to identify eco-sustainable or ethical fabrics, brands, retailers
  • Demonstration of social responsible practices
  • How to establish socially responsible businesses
  • Get to know local eco-ethical industry leaders

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.

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community & youth programs

Fashion Fights Poverty supports local DC metro area youth and community programs through fiscal and collaborative partnerships with academic programs in the artisan disciplines, collaborations with program administrations on activities and workshops pertinent to Fashion Fights Poverty's mission, serve as mentors and provide community service opportunities within the local community.

Past and current efforts include partnerships with Arlington County and Fairfax County Public Schools, West Potomac Academy's Fashion Program, Wootton High School Fashion Club and Woodrow Wilson High School Clothing and Textile Program (CTP). Fashion Fights Poverty provides material, curricular and mentoring support. Fashion Fights Poverty is committed to the education and development of future design leaders and fashion experts in our nation's capital and soon in other communities throughout the country.

Past efforts include providing support of the teen life skills camp sponsored by Through the Kitchen Door, a culinary based training organization located in the DC metro area. With cooperation from Fashion Fights Poverty fashion stylists and local thrift stores, the teens learn how they could find looks that are professional and fashionable without spending money at mainstream clothing outlets.

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Industry & Consumer Workshops

FFP provides a variety of workshops, lectures, presentations, and networking opportunities targeted towards designers and those in the textile industry. Workshops will include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying resources and methods to incorporate sustainable and ethical elements into business structure
  • How to be an eco/ethical designer or business
  • Establishing socially responsible businesses
  • Finding and maintaining eco/ethical customers

FFP will provide a variety of classes, workshops, lectures, and presentations targeted towards consumers to create awareness about Social Responsibility and FFP’s mission. Workshops will include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying eco-sustainable or ethical fabrics, brands, retailers
  • How to be your own eco/ethical designer
  • Panel discussions

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The Annual Benefit

The FFP Benefit is according to the Washington Post, "one of the largest fashion fundraisers in Washington, DC". The red-carpet Benefit takes place in an exciting location each year and showcases an impressive runway of eco and ethical high-end fashion designers. Bringing together the social elite, socially responsible, politicos, corporate brands, local vendors, and media; the Benefit is the highlight of the social calendar.

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