A ECO CONSCIOUS FASHION EVENT!
We are celebrating alternative shopping solutions that help limit our carbon footprint through an interactive experience including two shows, exhibits, and libations. Plus shop local designers who are paving the way for alternative fashion in Texas-- so be sure to bring your cash, Venmo, Zelle, or Cash App!
We also encourage attendees to donate clothes to benefit Thrift-ish, a new women-led nonprofit supporting other women in need.
The fashion industry is a major water consumer. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages.
Up to 20,000 liters of water are needed to produce just 1kg of cotton. This generates tremendous pressure on this precious resource, already scarce, and has dramatic ecological consequences such as the desertification of the Aral Sea, where cotton production has entirely drained the water (see pictures above).
It can take up to 200 tons of fresh water per ton of dyed fabric.
Fast fashion and textile production is wasteful.
Fast fashion is when clothes are mass produced and sold at a cheaper cost to consumers. This includes brands such as Zara, Forever 21, and H&M. Sadly, a lot of this type of clothing ends up in the dump. The equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes is burned or dumped in a landfill every second. Because consumers feel the need to buy a new outfit every time, approximately 85% of textiles produce end up in the trash annually.
Want to educate yourself about the harm doings of the fashion industry? Check out the resources below.
Join us to learn more about alternative fashion and score some sweet new(ish) threads!
We are looking to go digital using our YouTube channel.
On-Demand Print Brands
Thrifting (Buying used and vintage items)
Make Your Own (Using sustainable fabrics or second hand fabrics)
Restoring/Upcycling (Creating new garments from your own clothing or second hand shops)
Trash Fashion (Recyclable materials used to create wearable pieces)
Alamo Drafthouse S.Lamar
Amy's Ice Cream W. Anderson Ln
Austin Building Project
Crux Rock Climbing
Nothing Bundt Cakes Westlake
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Email us at email@example.com for more information or for inquiries about media, vendor, or volunteer opportunities.