On Saturday, March 11, 2017 Fashion Got Real during our signature #FashionMeetsFood Experience A Taste of (DE-FI)ance Magazine Release Party at the Grand Finale event of the Inaugural (DE-FI) Fashion Week. Wardrobe Stylist Jamez Novotny styled models using sustainable and ethically sourced designs to share the ugly side of the beauty industry. During his showcase Jamez worked with Chef Anthony Head and his students at Ponitz High School who created a Sushi dish using sustainably sourced fish for our audience. The models carried sign that read:
"U.S. Garment Imports $103.8 Billion, Asian Suppliers Accounted for three quarters. China's share of the U.S. Market remains 38.8%"
" One in every seven women working in the garment industry have reported being raped. In China 70% of female workers in factories reported being sexually harassed"
"Cotton uses 2.6% of global water. 40% of poisonous pesticides, fertilizers and dye runoff goes untreated."
"20 million people around the world are modern day slaves. Approximately 5.5 million are children"
"Animals are victims of gassing, electrocution, and poisoning. Methods of killing without harm to potential furs and leathers"
Today, we are taking our push for sustainable fashion to the next level with our EcoFab F & D series; a movement that promotes environment and social responsibility in the sourcing of our clothing, shoes, and other accessories that are manufactured and used.
Our EcoFab Fashion & Design Experience will consist of immersive WERKshops led by Dayton Fibershed Artisans, Trash Couture, Clothing Swaps and more curated #SlowFashion opportunities designed to spark environmental awareness and improving working conditions within the fashion industry. Become a MEMBER today! #ThisIsOurHouse