The hosts for this event have finally posted a link where we can rsvp. Please take a minute to register and help them get a sense of how many people to expect:
RSVP: IPSA's 2nd Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show
The recent tragedies in Bangladesh (factory fire 5 months ago killed 112, apparel factory collapse last week killed more than 370, mostly young women) highlight the gross injustice and callousness that results from outsourcing to the most desperate labor markets.
We Shouldn't Be Wearing Slave Labor on Our Sleeve, Bloomberg News 4/25/13
Hard Truths About Uzbek Cotton, Los Angeles Times, 9/25/09
Designers featured: Mccoll&Clan, Tori Famuyiwa, ReciclaGEM and Reborn.
Vendors featured: Nuts+Nuts, Pokuasi, Kopali Organics, Retalhos Cariocas, Urban Mano Maya, Mushmina, Work Shelter and The Lotus Oddesy, Tout le Monde, Divine Chocolate, Runa Tea, Marquet, Global Goods Partners, and Handcraft Justice, among others.
2013 FAIR TRADE FASHION SHOW
Hosted by NYU Wagner College's International Public Service Association (IPSA)
YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR!
Fair Trade is a movement dedicated to eliminating slavery and abusive labor practices, like forced labor and child labor, from our supply chains.
Labor intensive businesses like the apparel industry are especially susceptible to market forces that squeeze labor rights.
Fair Trade is one of your best guarantees that the clothes you wear are not tainted by slavery.
May 2, 2013
NYU Wagner College
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
This event attracts a variety of socially conscious attendees including students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and designers from NYU and the broader community. Last year, the event featured active leaders in the fair trade space including Kopali Organics, Rising Tide Fair Trade, Pokuasi, KNO Clothing, Cambodian Threads,
Global Goods Partners, and My Fair Label.
The goal of IPSA’s 2013 Fair Trade Fashion Show is to expose participants to the wide variety of fair trade efforts occurring in the local community and world at large. The fashion show will focus on connecting people to a variety of fair trade campaigns, raising social consciousness to environmental sustainability, and highlight the amazing work of respected designers and vendors in this field.
The cost is absolutely free! The event is hosted by IPSA, a student run organization at NYU Wagner. The event is held on campus and is a free venue. IPSA has no intention of earning a profit from this event, therefore admission is free for all attendees.
Tentative Show Schedule:
5:45 6:30 Designers/Vendors/Models arrive to set up
6:30 7:00 Students arrive and browse/shop vendors
7:00 7:10 Designer #1 on the runway
7:10 7:15 Open Q&A moderated by the emcee
7:15 7:25 Designer #2 on the runway
7:25 7:30 Open Q&A moderated by the emcee
7:30 7:40 Designer #3 on the runway
7:40 7:45 Open Q&A moderated by the emcee (if this runs over, its ok)
7:45 8:30 Students continue to browse/shop vendors. Designers and models walk around to answer
8:30 IPSA Board help Designers/Vendors/Models and pack up