It goes without saying that everyday should (obvi) be Earth Day. But hey - if it takes a special day for everyone to come together and get excited about the environment, we're all for it. One of the best parts about Earth Day (especially in recent years as the green movement gains momentum) is all of the events that take place around the globe to celebrate. In our world, the best of these events involve eco-fashion. This year, there is an abundance of them. Here are some of the most prominent ones for your eco-fashion pleasure.
Green with Fashion
Held at the famous F.U.E.L. House (aka MTV's Real World Philadelphia House), this charity eco-fashion show will spotlight the top eco-fashion designers (more than 30 of them, to be exact) from all over the country. Our friends at Carbon Fund are not only donating five tons of carbon offsets in order to make the event carbon neutral, they're also covering the day's "carbon footprint" of everyone who attends the show. We like. Look for "celebs" like Gretchen Rossi of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County" and five Miss Philadelphia winners, among others, to be walking in the show. Pieces from our very own Mountains of the Moon spring/summer collection will be among the designs showcased at this event.
When: April 22nd (Earth Day) at 7 PM.
Where: F.U.E.L. House, 249 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Tickets are $20 (advance purchase only), with proceeds donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Stanford Sustainable Fashion Show (Stanford, CA)
A bay area Earth Day must, Stanford University's first-ever Sustainable Fashion Show will be a groundbreaking event on campus promoting a sustainable lifestyle on all fronts. The show's mission will be to celebrate diversity in the context of environmental consciousness through a wide variety of styles and artistic expression. Twenty unique professional designers will be showcased in individual sets (including Mountains of the Moon, oh yes!), and as well as several student designers from the Stanford Community.
When: April 22nd (Earth Day) from 7 to 9 PM.
Where: Toyon Hall Lounge, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA.
Fashion Takes Action Launch Party
In partnership with Earth Day Canada, the new members-based organization and producer of green events Fashion Takes Action will be officially launching this Earth Day, and will be throwing a party/fashion event to celebrate on April 24th. We like parties a lot and brainstormed on ways to teleport to Toronto for this event, but alas... With really swell things like DJs (including Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene), Ryerson fashion students participating in a live eco-challenge to create garments from packaging, and an open bar (mmm, organic vodka), it should be quite the grand ole' time.
When: April 24th at 9 PM.
Where: 639 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada.
Cost: Tickets are $40 in advance (with a limited number for $50 at the door), with proceeds supporting Earth Day Canada and Fashion Takes Action.
If you're not up for a fashion show, and happen to be in the Cape Cod area during Earth Day week, take a little stop-sy by Solstice Day Spa in Hyannis for a simply mahhhvelous eco-fashion sample sale from 5:30 to 8 PM on April 21st (we like to call it Earth Day Eve, just for kicks). Hosted by fashion writer and stylish Amy Dufault, this sample sale will include samples from your's truly as well as other eco-designers at incredible prices.
melissa & all the other motm eco.fashion ladies too
P.S. We adore you!