House of Organic spring 2010 collection at the GreenShows, September 2009. Credit: Meaghan O'Neill
Following the success of The GreenShows inaugural event during Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week in September, they are coming back stronger in their second season with new designers and new features, including a Green Media Lounge, Green Bodega, Green Installation, a hybrid or bio-diesel VIP Car Service--and bike share--for attending press, VIPs, and buyers. The three day event will commence on February 15, 2009 with a runway show, featuring Gary Harvey and an opening night party. Study by Tara St. James and Ekovaruhuset (House of Organic) return this season, click through for other designers showing in February:Selected designers have incorporated one or more of the follow criteria: vegan/animal-free materials, fair trade, organic materials, recycled materials, ethically produced wool, natural dyes, carbon footprint conscious. Including the aforementioned designers, Thieves by Sonja den Elzen, Joann Berman, Samantha Pleet, duex fm, Ajna by Beryl Man, and C. Marchuska will show this February at Eco Fashion Week.
GreenShows Eco-Friendly Initiatives
The GreenShows' design team will produce the entire event using 100% environmentally-friendly, energy efficient, sustainable, recycled, recyclable and compostable materials wherever possible. From the runway to the lighting, from the marketing to the invitations, The GreenShows will tirelessly devote itself to working with materials that are of the highest green standards available on the market.
The GreenShows pledges to: locally recycle all materials used in production; locally compost all possible foods, products, and compostable materials; donate all reusable goods to charities and organizations after use; work with local vendors for production to limit the carbon footprint, and use alternative energy sources whenever possible.
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