For the third year in a row, the roving party that is Fashion’s Night Out will keep retailers open and events going all through the night tomorrow, September 8. If you are in NYC (which I am not anymore, sadly), there are plenty of great alternatives for you eco-fashionistas out there!
(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out is a unique event at the Textile Arts Center‘s new location in Manhattan co-sponsored by EcoSalon, Of Rags and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition. The event features fair trade and sustainable designers and shops such as Arcadia, Global Goods Partners, Tompkins Point Apparel, Digs Of Rags, A.D.O Organics, Afia, Feral Childe, Wool and the Gang, Erin Considine, Shabd and Kaelyn Garcia.
Arrive early to make sure you don’t miss out on the goody bags, featuring an extra-special Feral Childe for EcoSalon T-shirt. Anyone following the story on Feral Childe with Forever 21′s knock-off of their Teepee print will appreciate the recreated version of the print with “Stop The Fashion Pirates,” sprinkled throughout. (Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out is on September 8, between 6pm and 10pm, at 26 West 8th Street (between 5th and MacDougal). Take a look at the RSVP list to see who else is coming!
Another great event you don’t want to miss is Principals of Design: Pratt Fashion Alumni, curated by Sarah Scaturro. The exhibition takes place at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery at 144 West 14th Street, between 6pm and 8pm, and highlights the diversity, influence, and talent of professional designers who began their careers at Pratt Institute.
If you are in a more outdoorsy mood, visit Rogan’s Bowery Street store (330 Bowery, at Bond Street) between 6pm and 9pm to check out the collaborative exhibition Rogan vs. LOOMSTATE — SRF+CTY, whichbrings art, surfing and fashion together under one roof. The installation features work by Chris Christenson, Greg Long, Mitch Abshere / Captain Fin, Julie Gilhart = Bantu + D/M Art, Prêt-a-Surf, Salvor Projects, Surf Bazaar, Tori Praver, and Maria Moyer. Ten percent of all proceeds will go to Waves for Water, a nonprofit that helps bring clean water to impoverished communities.
If you are Uptown, head to the third floor of Henri Bendel to see the handcrafted jewelry of Cynthia Rybakoff. This is part of a showcase of over fifty vendors from the Hester Street Fair, including artists, designers, chefs, live jazz and interactive booths.
Whatever you do do tomorrow night, think of me. And — this idea comes from my friend Nicole Mackinlay Hahn — for every free drink you sip away at during the night, why not donate $10 (or whatever the cost of that drink would have been) to your favorite charity?
Top photo via e c c o • e c o.