PALOS VERDES, CA – South Bay locals are invited to a sustainable benefit and catwalk show hosted by New2U and South Bay Cares on Sunday. It is an event to raise awareness of the damage caused by fast fashion to our environment and how to defend against these harmful effects.
The event takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at El Camp. Attendees can expect a catwalk, raffle prizes, speakers, DJs, and the sale of carefully used, curated clothing to promote new ways people look at their closets and the impact on our planet. Much of the proceeds will go to Sew Swag and the League of Women’s Voters.
The event is inspired by Daisy Hutton, co-founder of The Fixx Collective and Dillon Eisman, founder of Sew-Swag.
The clothing industry is the second largest industrial polluter after the oil industry. It is responsible for 10 percent of global CO2 emissions.
The fashion industry is currently responsible for more annual carbon emissions than all international flights and shipping combined, and around 85 percent of clothing and textile waste ends up in landfills or incinerators.
The price of the current fast fashion business model to our environment and developing countries is becoming more recognized, and a growing number of people want to make environmentally conscious and humane purchasing decisions.
“There are people who are trying to completely reform the system, from the materials we use to the way we make clothes and the way we shop,” the organizers told Patch. “We’ll be highlighting some of the change makers during our event and providing useful resources to help guide our fashion mindset in a more sustainable direction.”
Daisy Hutton, co-founder of The Fixx collective talks about practical steps to develop a stylish, sustainable wardrobe. She combines years of experience in the fashion industry and passion for our environment in her approach to fashion art.
Dillon Eisman, founder of Sew swag will talk about his journey to found Sew Swag. Sew Swag Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that transforms damaged and donated clothing into fashionable outfits for the greater Los Angeles homeless population. Her goal is to give those in need the clothing and dignity necessary to begin the transition from the street. Sew Swag has a wide range of impacts across Southern California through partnerships with other nonprofits and animal shelters.
The sustainable fashion show takes place at El Camp, 2150 Park Place, Ste 100, El Segundo. Tickets are $ 10 and are free for students. BrownBag link + QR code. Visit the website for more event information: https://m.bpt.me/event/5265606