Showcasing past enrolled and current adult student pet product designs. See our doggie models strut the runway in true fashionista style. BARK-à-Porter is also a charitable endeavor, held in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Alliance and Animal Care and Control of NYC. We promise an experience worthy of market week in Paris.
Get your tickets before they sell out!
Date: May 3, Friday
Category: Fashionable Cause
CEO instructor, Susan Schear, will be speaking at:
EMERGENCY RELIEF RESOURCES & INFORMATION SEMINAR FOR ARTISTS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 5-7PM
CUE Art Foundation will host an information & resources seminar for artists who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The event is free and open to the public, though space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please go to http://www.cueartfoundation.org/man.html.
Design Entrepreneurs Pop-Up with Holiday Sale at Showroom NY 10% of proceeds will go to Supporting Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Ten fashion design entrepreneurs will host the NY DESIGNERS CARE pop-up holiday sale at Showroom New York in December. 10% of proceeds will go to New York Cares to Support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and their 24th Annual Coat Drive. Designers include: Sena, Vespertine, Cala Ossidiana, A.D.O, Kristi Vosbeck, Study NY, Accessoir, Kordal, Cuffe Parade, Jacki Easlick. The holiday sale will feature women’s ready-to-wear, eveningwear, bike/safety wear, handbags and swimwear.
“This holiday sale is a fun opportunity for a group of like-minded designers to come together to help those in need and also kick-off the holiday season. We are fortunate that Showroom New York has opened their space to host the event. Holding the sale in the Garment District is just one other way to support the resources available to designers in New York and also create awareness.” says Sena Yang of SENA.
There will also be a drop box for guests to bring gently worn outerwear as part of the coat drive.
Thursday Dec. 6, 11am-8pm, cocktails 6pm-8pm
Friday Dec. 7, 11am-7pm
Showroom NY, 262 West 38th Street, Suite 506, NYC 10018
All designers are Design Entrepreneur NYC alumnus and/or members of Showroom New York. They reside and/or produce in New York and are committed to growing their business and making an impact on the fashion community. http://www.designentrepreneursnyc.com/
Showroom New York is dedicated to help maintain New York’s position as a global fashion capital by supporting young designers who produce locally. Our mission is to encompass the GIDC’s Designer Development Program, offering local designers a viable platform from which to expand their business. http://www.gidc.org/
New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. We run vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, with no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares makes it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city; last year, we provided critical services to 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. http://www.newyorkcares.org/
Canned Food Drive
Contact FIT’s Student Volunteer Community Service (SVCS) Office at (212) 217-4130 or firstname.lastname@example.org learn more about ways to volunteer with the following organizations:
Visit FITNYC.EDU/HURRICANERELIEF for more information and updates.
The holiday season isn’t the only time to think of giving back. In these hard pressed financial times, it may be easier to give of your time than to make a cash donation. Have you considered being a volunteer? For those of you thinking, what’s in it for me? I have one word for you plenty!
Where do you find volunteer opportunities? A good place to start is the website volunteermatch.org. By putting in a location (NY, NY) and trying out a few different key words such as fashion, sewing, retail business, small business and the word intern, numerous volunteer opportunities were displayed around the NYC area. These included working in public relations, IT, media/communications, event planning and web development/web design. These opportunities appeared at a myriad of organizations including the Japan Society, Dress for Success, the Police Museum and the International Hostels.
Remember the question, what’s in it for me? Being a volunteer can help to answer one of the most common questions I hear from my students. How do I get a job as an intern? It’s a great way to gain experience and lead to a paying job in the future. (Sometimes where you were a volunteer.) And, living in the NY area, the second most common question I hear from people I know… how do I meet people? You get to spend time with like-minded individuals giving of their time for a cause or organization that means something to them. It’s one of the best ways to network and meet people that I know.
Jill Youngerman teaches CEO 008: Marketing Techniques for Promoting Your Business.
(Bring Your Old Fabric or
Perhaps you are a person who collects ill-fitting garments that you never get around to altering or you have a closet full of “I’m sure I will wear it agains”. Maybe you are a designer looking to join the “green” brigade but not quite sure how. Or possibly you just want to know exactly what sustainable is and how you go about starting the journey.
Come join us for the SMARTER workshop where fun meets facts. This workshop will show you just what to do with that sweater you don’t want to get rid of but will never wear, or show you what you can make from that scrap of fabric that you just can’t bear to throw out all the while learning what makes sustainable design sustainable.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011
from 12 – 3pm learn how to fashionably reduce waste with the SMARTER* Clothing Project team; Bridgett Artise, Iliana Quander and Trudy Miller. Bring your choice of Old Fabric or Old Favorites for the first of many BYO Workshops — come with something old and leave with something new!
Materials needed: Old fabric or Old Favorites (sweaters, hand me downs, vintage finds, can’t throw outs, etc)
Location: FIT’s Seminar Room 9 (SR9)
Fee: $20 CLICK TO REGISTER
I’m sure we are all familiar with the amazing efforts of TOMS Shoes. In addition to helping children in need of footwear they’ve expanded their efforts to providing vision care for people around the world. With a purchase of TOMS sunglasses on person in need will receive an exam, prescription glasses or vision surgery. At only $135 a pair, I think that’s an amazing deal! Check out my favorite pair, the Classic 201 in Turquoise and Orange. http://www.toms.com/eyewear/womens/classic-201/classic-201?color_frame=274&color_tip=287
On June 16th, I attended the 5th annual Handbag Awards, a collaborative event from InStyle Magazine and Handbag Designer 101. An amazing event to say the least, but another star of the show was the participation of the non-profit organization, Bottomless Closet. This charity helps under privileged women receive interview-ready clothing. Not only do they help them look the part, but they are also diligent about making sure their resumes and interviewing skills are up to par.
Find out ways you can help.
Hey Fashion Designers!
I know you have tons of fabric that don’t make the cut at the end of your seasons or semesters and that you have fabric that’s been laying around for ages because you “one day want to use it” or you had a “great idea for a project” a year ago. Let’s face it, it’s just taking up space in your little apt.
The solution? MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS! This amazing reuse center takes designers unused fabrics and trims (and pretty much all types of art supplies) and donates them to schools and non-profits that don’t otherwise have access or funding to these much needed materials.
So next time you are doing some spring cleaning head over to the MFTA and support local schools and non-profits!