Ethical Fashion Show Benefit Scheduled for May 31

Student models strut down the runway at last year’s first-ever Ethical Fashion Show. Courtesy photo

After an outstanding event last year, the Ethical Fashion Show is back and better than ever, said event organizer Kasia Metkowski, a student at Alameda Science and Technical Institute (ASTI). The show, set for Saturday, May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., features clothing made from 100 percent recyclable materials. South Shore Center hosts the event designed to celebrate the works of teens who choose to upcycle. 

The Ethical Fashion Show is a youth-led, all-ages, family-friendly event that features the work of teenage fashion designers working sustainably. The purpose of the event is to encourage the community to support their local thrift stores; to show teens that where and how they shop affects the world; and to prove to everyone that it is possible to be stylish on a budget. 

The students’ work will be reviewed by celebrity judges: Charleston Pierce, Teresa Igaz, Melissa Stearns and Shae Lynn, CEO of VIP Socialites. 

In addition, the event features live music, DJ, food and drinks. 

Tickets cost $15 each, $20 at the door. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.) 

Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. The early-bird special of $10 a ticket ends tomorrow, Friday, May 9. 

All money raised from the night will benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City, whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through innovative programs, activities, and advocacy. 

Become a fan of the Alameda Ethical Fashion Show on Twitter: @AlamedaEthical; Instagram: AlamedaEFS or Facebook: www.facebook.com/AlamedaEthical.

For more information, contact Metkowski at ethicalfashion show2014@gmail.com

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