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Alternative Fashion 2014 eco fashion show event scheduled for Feb. 1 in Manchester

Friday, January 24, 2014

MANCHESTER – Alternative Fashion 2014, an eco-fashion show, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, from 4-8 p.m., at Southern New Hampshire University’s Dining Banquet Hall, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester.

A total of 10 percent of the profits is donated to Sewing Confidence, a Rubia Inc. program.

The $20 ticket includes entry to the show, featuring eco-fashion collections, live music, reputable speakers discussing eco, ethical, sustainable and socially responsible fashion, refreshments from A Market Natural Foods, and more than 10 select vendors providing alternative clothing, jewelry, beauty products, accessories, skin, hair, makeup and health products.

Alternative Fashion 2014 is supporting holistic fashion businesses, establishing a healthy lifestyle for the future of the fashion industry. The event educates, entertains and connects with people for alternative fashion conscious awareness, while also promoting the power of fashion that is natural, socially responsible and free from the synthetic and toxic fashion industry.

Speakers of the event are Thandi Tshabangu-Soko, Priya Samant and Martha Jackson. Tshabangu-Soko, director of Sew Confidence, is a prestigious program from Rubia Inc. empowering resettled refugee women, who learn sewing skills and create fashion accessories. Samant, founder of Earth Frendz, another prominent speaker of the event, is a brand of visionary fashion accessories used from previously manufactured fabric scraps. Earth Frendz builds self-empowerment and socioeconomic development for the talented artisans in impoverished areas in India. Jackson is the founder of retail store Restored by Design. She works with recycled materials, manufactures locally and has dedicated herself to eco fashion design among all of her design, work and ethic practices of her business.

Vendors will include Ecolissa, Sewing Confidence, Vintage Re-Bloomed, Peaceful Fashions, OutFITters Thrift Store, Earth Frendz, My Heidi Bag, Bamboo Naturals, Young Living Essential Oils and Blissfully Organic. These businesses will educate attendees on their product and accentuate their personal style.

Sponsors include Acorn Organic Salon, New England Models Group, Savvy Workshop, Anika Skincare & Makeup Studio, Glass & Gear, Kriss Cosmetics, Max-Aperture, Perfect Perceptions, Taylor Duhaime, Graphic Design, and Iber Creations.

Live music is by Om Frequency, with music produced by Shawn Starkweather.

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