A bevy of fashion-forward, eco-conscious Manhattanites filed out of Gotham Hall last night after attending the Earth Pledge FutureFashion show, an event that invites top American and European designers to create fashions using natural and sustainable materials. Pure & NaturalTM sponsored the event.
Attendees buzzed about the one-of-a-kind, all-natural designs constructed using sustainable materials that strutted down the runway. With designers that included Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney, FutureFashion, with lead sponsor Pure & NaturalTM, housed the talents of industry heavy hitters under a single roof in an effort to encourage the use of sustainable materials in the fashion industry.
Prior to the show Nancy O’Dell, host Access Hollywood, hosted a press briefing to announce the details of an exciting joint charity venture between Pure & NaturalTM and top veterans from Bravo TV’s breakout hit Project Runway. Four former contestants, including Allison Kelly, Jack Mackenroth, Diana Eng and Kayne Gillaspie are each designing a handbag utilizing Pure & NaturalTM’s biodegradable bar soap packaging that is actually embedded with seeds and when planted, will sprout baby’s breath. Each of the bags created will be auctioned off on Clothes Off Our Back, a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions, with proceeds benefiting the Earth Pledge Seed Blitz program, which teaches urban children the value of growing and using plants to help them connect to the earth.
About Earth Pledge
Earth Pledge is a nonprofit organization that originated as a United Nations committee chaired by Theodore W. Kheel to promote interest in the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Earth Pledge promotes sustainable development by identifying and implementing innovative technologies that balance human and natural systems. It delivers viable, replicable models to government, industry and communities nationwide.
About Clothes Off Our Back
The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation® is a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. Clothes Off Our Back was founded by actors and philanthropists Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm In The Middle," "Help Me, Help You") and Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") whose efforts, along with their celebrity and designer friends have helped improve the lives of children across the globe. Additional information can be found at www.clothesoffourback.org.