Eco-Glam Events at Fashion's Night Out 2010 NYC

Mark your calendars—September 10 is the Second Annual Fashion’s Night Out! This one-day-only event, brought to you through a collaboration between Vogue Magazine and the CFDA, features hundreds of chic retailers, hot DJs, stylin’ celebrities, and wild parties for a super-fashionable extravaganza. Fashion’s Night Out is based in NYC, but is celebrated internationally (click here for a list of participating countries and other US cities!).

For all you New York eco-fashionistas out there, Ecouterre is collaborating with the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn to educate consumers about sustainable shopping and “slow” fashion (a.k.a: it takes longer to make because it’s made responsibly)! Here’s a look at the night’s events:

6pm-7pm: A workshop in consumerism and sustainable fashion, sponsored by geek-chic fashion community Hacking Couture. Led by textile conservator Sarah Scaturro and HC’s Giana Gonzalez. To RSVP, e-mail with “RSVP HACK” in the subject line and your contact information.

7pm-8:30pm: A discussion panel on sustainable design, moderated by Jill Fehrenbacher, founder of green blogs Ecouterre and Inhabitat. The panel features Sarah Scaturro, Fashion Me Green’s Greta Eagan, Waste Not Want Not’s Laura Sheriff, and eco-designers Margerita Mileva, Titania Inglis, Caroline Priebe, and Shabd Simon-Alexander.  RSVP with subject “RSVP PANEL.”

8:30-11pm: The shopping hours! Clothing and accessories from panelists and other eco-designers will be featured, as well as free workshops in tie-dyeing, alterations, and constructing adorable purses from recycled fabric. Additionally, Wearable Collections will be hosting a clothing drive, so bring all that old junk taking up space in your closet! Free drinks and food will be provided, as well as music by DJ Whistlepunk. No RSVP required.

Even better? This event is donation-only, so you can donate a penny or a hundred dollars towards further educational programs (suggested donation $10). The fun lasts from 6-11pm at the Textile Arts Center, 505 Carroll St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY (for directions, check out!)

If you are in the NYC area, I look forward to seeing you there!!

For more information on Fashion’s Night Out, you can visit their website at

Via: Iamapeacekeeper

Eco Designers Spotlight: Study NY by Tara St. James

In this video, Ethical Bella spotlights eco designer Tara St. James who has an amazing eco-fashion brand called Study NY,  a hip and affordable high fashion line based in Brooklyn, NY.  You can find items from work to weekend, and oh-so-amazing cocktail dresses. Get ready for the Fall the eco glam way!

View StudyNY Fall 2010 collection here.