“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.”
The Fashion Fights Poverty annual gala is high profile Washington, DC event. This fashion and arts showcase, features premier fashion houses as well as local & international artisans and designers, that have demonstrated how fashion, textiles and designs can and will continue to alleviate poverty, empower communities and contribute in helping the environment.
It was a beautiful sophisticated event. The event took place at Artisphere in Arlington Virginia. I headed up the spiral stairs and entered the VIP Lounge. I mingled with the crowd, enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres provided by Olazzo, gelato provided by Dolci Gelati, and an open bar provided by SugarRimBar.
The view from the balcony gives you a glimpse at the media and VIP seating arrangement. Some guests are already seated in anticipation of the event.
Silent auctions and vendor tables occupy my time until the buzz fills the air of the show starting soon. I take my seat and the show opens up with a unique dance number.
The fashion show and presentations included some of the most visionary eco/ethical designers today, including Project Runway Season 7 winner, Seth Aaron Henderson; renewable fabric apparel designer, Earthtec; EcoArtFashion founder, Luis Valenzuela (recycled paper dress shown in invite); 2011 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Designers Award recipient, Tara St. James (Study NY); local DC metro area designer, Laura Williams and Ginger Root; NY-based sustainable fabric lingerie designer, Daisy & Elizabeth; LA-based eco-friendly designer, LAVUK; Canadian swimwear and apparel designer, Ashley Zaba; vegan shoes and bag designer Cri-de-Ceour; and animal activist and creator of the “12 in 12 for 12″ campaign, Gabby Wild.
If you didn’t attend this event, be sure to mark your calender for next year!