Fashion ComPassion and renowned art gallery Debut Contemporary will be joining forces for the second time on Wednesday 19th June to host the Eco Fair – a truly unique evening of fashion and art. The night will feature a number of Fashion ComPassion eco-friendly and sustainable fashion brands with items on sale, including Rags2Riches, SUPU, ABO London and Baca Jewellery – all of them showing how ethics and compassion can be successfully combined to create chic high end items.
The evening will also feature works of art created by emerging artists from Debut Contemporary – such as Anja Kleemann-Jacks, David Booth and Laura Iosifescu – that convey themes of sustainability, the use of recycled materials and celebrating organic forms.
As a socially responsible fashion company, Fashion ComPassion works closely with brands that that employ marginalised communities and skilled artisans from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, providing a global platform for these groups. Merging high-end design with ethical production practises, the Fashion ComPassion Collection has received acclaim from leading fashion magazines such as British Vogue, Vogue Italia, the Observer Magazine, and Grazia and has been worn by celebrities such as Livia Firth, Lily Cole, Eva Longoria and Anne Hathaway. In 2012, the company partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to create employability through vocational training among women and adolescent girls in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan. More on www.fashioncompassion.co.uk.
Debut Contemporary is a professional development platform that mentors and supports aspiring creative stars of the future, helping them turn their art practice into a successful career and a viable business. The only professional development and career empowerment platform of its kind in the UK, artists involved with Debut Contemporary benefit from weekly workshops (including in media training, and PR & marketing), one on one mentoring sessions and the opportunity to exhibit at high profile events. Debut has evolved from the successes its founding duo, husband and wife team Samir Ceric and Zoe Knight, achieved with Salon Contemporary and Wolf & Badger. More on Debut Contemporary can be found on their website www.debutcontemporary.com.
Founder and Director of Fashion ComPassion, Ayesha Mustafa, says:
The Eco-Fair event will bring sustainable fashion to the forefront by showcasing fashion that combines design & eco-friendly production at its core. We want to show that fashion and ethics together can produce trendy, affordable & unique collections that are must-haves. Debut Contemporary provides a great platform to emerging creatives by mentorship, connecting them to new markets & opportunities, further enhancing their skills which are similar ethos to that of Fashion ComPassion and we are delighted to partner with them.
Samir Ceric, Founder and Managing Director of Debut Contemporary, says:
“Meeting Ayesha was very inspiring. I just love meeting entrepreneurs on a mission. She is a woman on a mission that improves other peoples’ lives and increases their chances of professional success. That’s where the ethos and philosophy of Debut Contemporary and Fashion Compassion totally cross-over. Helping others realise their dreams and safeguarding their interest in the process, equipping them with new skills, business tools and business know-how is the mission we at Debut want to see through and turn into a long-lasting legacy. This is where collaborations such as this go a way beyond doing business and making money. A similar collaboration of ECO-FAIR: Green Style Fashion & Art Event this nature we did with Holly and Blake of TOMS. Hence Fashion Compassion follows on as our mission to share, inspire, enlighten and educate.
Eco-Fair: A Green Style Fashion & Art
7pm – 9pm, Wednesday 19th June 2013
82 Westbourne Grove