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Now in its fourth year! For Ages 12-16. JUL 27 - JUL 31 10AM - 4PM.

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. Click 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

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.

JUNE 2015 DINNER CHAT
HOW TO IDENTIFY ECO-SUSTAINABLE OR ETHICAL FABUCICS, BRANDS, RETAILERS.

  • Date: June 29, 2015
  • Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM (6:30PM - 7:30PM: Cocktail hour; 7:30PM: Dinner start & Q & A Discussion led by TBD)
  • Location:
    Café Deluxe
    West End
    2201 M St, NW
    Washington, DC 20037
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend this event, except for the cost of your own meal and drink.
    Please click here to register.


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 (details coming soon!) ***

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


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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.