Seems as if more and more people are becoming more eco-friendly now-a-days. Whether it is just the simple recycling of paper and plastic or riding a bike to work instead of their cars. If you think about it, it’s never too late. Any way we can do something for OUR Mother Earth, it will reap great benefits in the near future and in the long run.
I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer for this year’s first Eco-Fashion in the Park: Fashion Show and Clothing Swap. Not only was this an educational fashion event but a historical one as well. It took place at Highbridge Park in Manhattan. The bridge was reopened this summer to pedestrians and cyclists and, for the first time ever, it became a runway. The beautiful models walked the 1/4 mile long runway (the model gods were on their side that day) showing the works of five independent fashion designers.
Sarah Bacchus, Kymistry Designs, Amparo3, Sohung and Martin Polanco all wanted to inspire and bring awareness to the issues on eco-friendly fashion. Each designer wanted to empower and educate the public on how to legitimize the style and sustainability of Eco-Fashion as a lifestyle.
Overall it was a marvelous experience in which I learned yet another way on how I can help out our planet. I love events that bring awareness to growing issues of today’s world.