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ReDress Eco-Fashion and Textile Conference

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ReDress Eco-Fashion and Textile Conference

Redress Raleigh held its fifth annual Eco-Fashion Conference and Fashion Show on March 23rd and 24th, at the Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh, NC. Founded by three designers  Beth Stewart, Mor Aframian, and Jamie Powell in 2009, ReDress Raleigh is a fashion movement  here in the Carolinas challenging designers to consider the global impact of their creations. This two day event features lectures on creating and sharing sustainability stories for business, networking events, hands-on workshops and the Marketplace where pieces from the fashion show are available for purchase. Poised to be a catalyst for change within the mainstream fashion and textiles industry; The Redress Eco-Fashion and Textile Conference and Fashion Show brings awareness to consumers and businesses to make eco-conscious choices.

ReDress Raleigh Founders: Beth Stewart, Mor Aframian, and Jamie Powell
Photo Credit: Jen Haynes site: http://jenhaynes.com/posts/redress-raleigh-eco-fashion/

The Redress textile conference featured Nancy McFarlane, Mayor of Raleigh and keynote speaker Elizabeth Cline, Author of Overdressed. Guest speaker for the second year, Mayor Mcfarlane is a forerunner of eco-sustainability and an environmental steward committed to protecting the environment and Raleigh’s quality of life. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Cline, discussed the inside scoop regarding the rise of fast fashion here in the US and around the globe, and why retailers are producing clothes at enormous volumes.  Cline revealed what the consequences are of this increasing volume of  “cheap” clothes and what impact this is having on our society, environment and our overall economic well being.

5th Annual Redress Eco Fashion Show featuring 11 never-before-seen collection produced by NC-based designers. 

Photo: http://redressraleigh.com/reftc/

The 5th Annual ReDress Raleigh Fashion Show is the triangle’s premiere ecologically-conscious fashion show. Showcasing both established and up-and-coming designers, highlighting the latest in eco-fashions. Featured on the runway were eleven collections made by fourteen NC based apparel, accessories, and jewelry designers. All eleven collections showcased innovative, accessible, washable, and wearable eco-designs which attendees are able to purchase the following day at the ReDress Marketplace.

Textile designs by local NC designers.
Photo Credit: Jason Rizzo (www.raleighstatic.com) Carolina STYLE Magazine

2013 ReDress participants featured designers Emily Kirchem owner and Deigner at Edie Kaye. Modern, fashion forward Jewelry designs by Pilar Ramirez owner and designer of Pamor Designs, Jamie Powell ReDress co founder and owner and designer at Revamp Clothing, Johanna Ely of Good Girls Studio, Zulay & Stephanie Smith of Zass Designs, Marissa Heyl of Symbology, Kim Kirchstein of Leopold Designs, Melissa Lowery of SSD Jewlery, Jessica Johnson Moore of Little Grey Line, Kimberly Ring of Bowden,  Mens ready to wear fashions of Lumina Clothing, Claudia Corletto of Corletto Katy Deckard of McClure.

Accessory designs by local NC designers.
Photo Credit: Jason Rizzo (www.raleighstatic.com) Carolina STYLE Magazine

To learn more about ReDress Raleigh , speakers designers featured in this years show visit  http://redressraleigh.com

Photo Gallery Credit: Jason Rizzo (RaleighStatic) – Carolina STYLE Magazine

 

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An artist and poet at heart, Florida native David-Alexander Coley has always had an eye for photography and fashion since the early age of 10. With his background primarily in the performing arts, David would spend his free time creating his own fashions, writing lyrics and short stories as a side hobby. Fusing together all of his passions, David-Alexander Sets forth into the stylish carolina scene; passionately making his brushstrokes within the landscape of the carolinas.

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