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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 rsvp@fashionfightspoverty.org.

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 http://bit.ly/1MVCWZV.

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.

Now in its third year! For Ages 12-16. JUL 28 - AUG 1 10AM - 4PM.

FFP partnered with the Green Festival in DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featured designers: Buffalo Exchange, Janelle Funari New York, Stash, Vespertine, AstridLand.

FFP partnered with the Green Festival in DC for their Fashionably Green Fashion Show featuring DC Designer Elizabeth St. John.

FFP concluded 2nd Annual Summer Fashion Camp at Artisphere

Fashion Fights Poverty, in partnership with Artisphere, concluded its second Summer Fashion Camp with a student showcase August 2, 2013. Students learned with instructors Aidah Fontenot and Kelli Morford about eco-ethical design. They created hand sewn, upcycled fashions, jewelry made with recycled materials and paper beads, created their own fabric patterns, among with fun and creative projects.

Watch this episode of Conscious Living as we experience DC's hottest feel good fashion show, Fashion Fights Poverty and get an inside look at the brilliant mind of up and coming sustainable couture designer Luis Valenzuela.

FFP concluded first Summer Fashion Camp at Artisphere

Fashion Fights Poverty, in partnership with Artisphere, concluded first Summer Fashion Camp with a student showcase August 3, 2012. The students learned about eco/ethical fashion while honing their hand sewing skills and working on fun projects. Instructors included Aidah Fontenot, Kimberly Goldson and Kiah Rhodes.

upcoming events

Special Screening of "The True Cost" in Arlington, VA

*** Click on here to see the trailer. ***

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.

Fashion Fights Poverty 2015 Summer Fashion Camp

The Fashion Fights Poverty Summer Fashion Camp provides a 5 day fashion program that is centered on eco-ethical fashion principles 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:
  • Provide the initial spark of creativity and enhance their skill set as they decide whether to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
  • Engage participants and help them gain awareness and knowledge to incorporate socially responsible practices into their daily routine.
Each session (10am to 4pm) will provide a variety of opportunities for the participants in the camp to to be energized and creative through active play, hands on projects, guest speakers, on-site mentoring, social responsibility workshops, among other workshops and activities.
Examples of the sessions to be offered will include:
  • Behind the scenes. “Day in the life” peeks at fashion careers.
  • How to be a budget fashionista.
  • Sustainable design. Fashion for the future.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose. How old garments can become new again through upcycling.
  • Self-esteem and public speaking.
  • Sewing without a machine.
  • How to take perfect pictures with a cell phone or disposable camera.
  • Expressions through art. Freestyle art sessions and projects.
The camp concludes with project presentations showing all participant’s progress. This is an opportunity for friends, family and the community to celebrate with the students.
  • Date: Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Time: 10AM to 4PM Daily
  • Location: 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 ***

Click here to start registration process.

For additional registration information, send an email to ycastro@fashionfightspoverty.org.

Fashion Fights Poverty Summer Studio at Project Create

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.

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About Fashion Fights Poverty

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.

To learn more, download our INFORMATION PACKET or email us at info@fashionfightspoverty.org.