DETAILS : 6TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOw (10.15) | ethical fashion forum (10.13) | summer fashion swap (7.31) | stella & dot (7.29) | raw lookbook launch (5.20) | lush (3.24) | yinibini (2.27) | MICRO = major (2.25)


2010: Raw and Refined

The 2010 “Raw” theme is about nurturing untapped creative energy, asserting creativity over trends, artisanship over mass-production, natural fibers over synthetics, young ideas over cynicism, and opportunity over poverty. “Raw” is a return to the “primal” state of making clothes and art for both spiritual nourishment and economic survival. It is a celebration of fashion not as protection from the elements, but as artistic adornment that expresses a person’s identity and vision of the world.

FFP 2010 Summer Fashion Swap

Saturday, July 31, 2010
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Beauty 360
1350 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Fashion Fights Poverty has partnered with Beauty 360 to host our summer fashion swap on Saturday, July 31th from 1pm to 4pm at Beauty 360. Clothing items will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington. GOODIE BAG WITH $40 PURCHASE

How does it work?
Swap: Attendees will leave their unwanted articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories on tables based on clothing size range or accessory type. The swap begins with a collective pile on the table. At a determined time after the event begins, attendees dive in and find their next "new to them" item(s) from the pile. Guests can interact and make trades with other guests. There is a time limit, once time limit is reached all other items will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington.

Donate: Guests can donate items to Goodwill of Greater Washington. At the end of the event, clothing not consigned or swapped will go to Goodwill of Greater Washington.

For entry into this event, all guests must bring an item (clothing, accessories or shoes) big or small.

About Beauty 360:

About Beauty 360: Beauty 360 offers prestige and niche beauty products from around the world that are hand-picked to meet your needs. Our Beauty 360 Consultants are ready to assist you with detailed product knowledge across brands and product categories as well as expert beauty tips. Plus, our staff of trained and licensed professionals offer a unique suite of brand-specific signature services including mini-manicures, express facials, hand massages and make-up application. The result is Beauty 360 — experience the magic today.  We are located at 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-331-1725

About Goodwill:

About Goodwill of Greater Washington: Goodwill's mission is to educate, train, employ and place people with disadvantages and disabilities, creating a stronger workforce and a more vital community while building dignity for the people we serve through the removal of barriers to personal success

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stella & dot: fall preview benefiting ffp

Thursday, July 29, 530PM to 830PM
Puro Cafe
1529 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington DC

Come out and be the first to see stella & dot's entire new fall jewelry line. 20% of proceeds to benefit FFP. Presented by Kugo Productions, Stella & Dot and Puro Cafe.

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Raw Treasures: A Jewelry and Lookbook Launch Event

Fashion Fights Poverty invites you to join us for a special jewelry event featuring Stella Dot and the launch of the 2010 Dress Responsibly Lookbook Series The "Raw" issue

May 20th 6pm-930pm
Puro Cafe 1529 Wisconsin Avenue NW DC

A portion of sales from Nina Un will be donated to Fashion Fights Poverty.

$20 suggested donation. The first 15 donors will receive a copy of the Raw Lookbook.

Please rsvp to

Join us on May 20th for the launch of "Raw", the first issue in the new 4-part Dress Responsibly Lookbook series of 2010. The current "Raw" issue features: an introduction to Eco and Ethical fashion written by Sarah Magallanes and illustrated by Abby Greenawalt; a forest-bohemian-style fashion spread by the ever-talented Jodi King; an essay on Sri Lanka's commitment to sustainable apparel production writen by Brownwen DeSena and illustrated by Michael Muscenti; program updates by Yvette Castro with photos by Apt3 Photography; and ethical style tips by Elaine Mensah and shot by Walter Grio.

100% of proceeds from the sale of the Lookbook benefit FFP's local youth programs and global microfinance acitivities. Sponsored by Stella Dot.

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Lush: A Luxury Silent Auction

Svelte TV covers FFP Lush Luxury Auction

Wednesday, March 24, 7 to 930 PM
Aminity Building, Senate Square Towers,
211 I (eye) Street, Washington, DC

Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) has partnered with Senate Square Towers to host “Lush,” a Luxury Silent Auction & Soiree on Wednesday, March 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Woodrow Wilson High School Clothing & Textile Program as well as Aid to Artisan’s (ATA) Haitian Artisan Recovery Fund.

Luxury silent auction items include a 32-inch Television, Nintendo WII, an Xbox 360, home cookware, Ed Hardy, designer bags by Coach, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton, and much more.

FFP provides support to local youth and community programs by fiscally sponsoring Woodrow Wilson High School’s Clothing & Textile Program. The program, which began in the 1930s, includes up to 225 students, 75% of the school’s total enrollment. FFP’s financial partnership provides supplies, materials (including fabric, notions, scissors, among other materials), and curriculum support (including dress forms and other props).

For this event, FFP will also collaborate with ATA in support of their Haitian Artisan Recovery Fund. The Haitian Artisan Recovery Fund is currently providing emergency assistance to stone workers in Leogane, paper mache artisans in Jacmel, and basket makers in LaValle who were affected by the earthquake.

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Yinibini Baby Collection- Spring and Summer Debut

Saturday, February 27
3 to 6 PM
ArtSpring, 8519 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

ArtSpring presents "Yinibini Baby". The cutest handmade clothing and accessories for little ones. Clothing and accessories are handmade out of the most stylish cotton and bamboo fabrics. Items include bibs, burp cloths, dresses, crib blankets, pants, onesies and more! Appetizers and drinks provided.

A percentage of Yinibini sales will benefit FFP's youth programs to support ethical, local and handmade products.

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micro=major Campaign (micro donations equal major impact)

Thursday, February 25, 7 to 10 PM
L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady's Alley NW
(between 33 & 34 off M)
Washington, DC
Suggested donation $5

Fashion Fights Poverty brings in funds from the community to support innovative programs and initiatives which display the powerful impact that fashion and artisans can have on alleviating poverty. Through this campaign FFP’s goal is to show that “a million small donations make a big change.” This fundraising campaign will provide sustainable fabric, school supplies, and curricular support to students for the Clothing and Textile Program at Woodrow Wilson High School. Specialty discounted drinks and food will be provided.

Woodrow Wilson High School Clothing and Textile Program
Fashion Fights Poverty has partnered with Woodrow Wilson High School to fund its Clothing and Textile Program (CTP), a program that began in the 1930s as part of the Home Economic and Arts curriculum. The program has evolved over the years and typically includes up to 225 students, 75% of the school’s total enrollment. Providing $5,000 worth of school supplies, materials (including fabric, notions, scissors, among other materials), and curriculum support (including dress forms and other props); FFP is committed to the education and development of Washington, D.C.’s future design leaders and fashion experts.

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