NYC Event: Sense and Sustainability Fashion Show and Fundraiser (Video)

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Swati Argade's fall/winter 2009 collection. Credit: Swati Argade

A fusion of fashion and philanthropy, Sense and Sustainability is both a runway show -- featuring ethical threads by Rachel Lyra Hospodar, Marcus Hicks, Helen Asir, and Swati Argade -- and fundraiser for the film First Sight. Set in India, the documentary -- currently in post production -- investigates the lives of those suffering from eye disease and blindness and follows the Sankara Foundation's efforts to eradicate curable blindness (85% of the 45 million visually impaired cases are curable). Click through for a preview of the fashion designs and watch select scenes from the film.

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Necklace by The Couture Collection, handmade by artisans in India. The Couture Collections

Watch select scenes from "First Sight," below.

The event takes place this Friday, April 9, at Aicon Gallery in New York City. Visit A First Sight the Movie to purchase tickets or if you want to skip the $50 fare, check back after the event for our coverage.

UPDATE: Tina Tandon is no longer showing her collection.

Check out coverage by our friends over at Ecorazzi.

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