On 19th June, Fashion ComPassion and Debut Contemporary gallery fused art with socially conscious style at their latest collaborative event, ECO-FAIR. Their co-curated showcase featured eco-friendly and sustainable fashion brands ABO London, BACA, Rags2Riches, SUPU jewellery together stunning art pieces created by emerging artists Anja Kleemann-Jacks, David Booth and Laura Iosifescu. The night was a great success, with a fabulous crowd that loved the collection and bought the unique accessories to style their summer wardrobes. By showcasing brands that combine design and eco-friendly production, Fashion ComPassion brought sustainable and socially responsible fashion one step closer to the forefront of the main stream fashion industry. Here's some of our photo highlights!
Inspired by the famous Silk Road which once connected the West and the East, ABO London unites the rich cultural heritage of Central Asia with the modern diverse dynamism of London. Every item from ABO London is an inspirational piece of wearable or decorative art created using high quality, eco-friendly natural fabrics.
BACA is a brand selling beautiful pearl jewellery sourced from designers and charity organisations. BACA jewellery contributes to the betterment of the world by collaborating with charity organizations and keeping up fair working standards.
The charity organisations are selected based on certain criteria and should be able to execute workshops where less privileged individuals will learn how to create jewellery under the supervision of a professional designer to assure high-quality.
Rags2Riches is a for-profit social enterprise based in Manila, Philippines, creating eco-ethical fashion out of up cycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics by working with artisans living in the poor communities across the country.
RIIR pieces fuse timeless silhouettes with a selection of traditional and contemporary artisanal techniques. Each piece illustrates the tactile richness of different handmade textures as well as the artful interpretations of the lives and values of the artisans.
SUPU means “Beautiful” in Swailhi and is a unique collection for women that are beautiful from inside and out. SUPU’s collection is hand crafted by Masai artisans in Kenya from recycled glass, brass & beads.
These pieces are one of a kind and designed by the artisans as well. The workshop supports these artisans by giving them design guidance, marketing training, a sustainable livelihood.
ECO-FAIR in full swing!
Sophia Victoria, Samir Ceric and Ayesha Mustafa.
ECO-FAIR guests admiring the Rags2Riches handbags!
Aliya Boranbayeva (from ABO London) and Ayesha Mustafa.
Samir Ceric and Laura Iosifescu
Rags2Riches handbags in the window display created by David Booth.
Samir Ceric and Anja Kleemann-Jacks
Guests enjoying the wonderful ECO-FAIR atmosphere!
Another admirer of the Rags2Riches collection.
Anja Kleemann-Jacks, David Booth, Ayesha Mustafa and Laura Iosifescu.
Thanks to everyone involved, especially Sophia Victoria, Victoria Simpson and Tshego Mamaila!
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The Brilliant FC team with Ayesha Mustafa.
Check out our ECO-FAIR highlights video below!