do+brew Partner Highlight: Fall 2018
Written and edited by Aurora Hinz
T-minus two days until our fall 2018 do+brew. Get ready for a party full of great new finds from our curated clothing swap, D.I.Y. tutorials you can take home with you in an exclusive e-book, unlimited (and specially crafted) beer, a live DJ, and lots more! This season, us at esa N.Y. are super excited about all of the great partnerships we’ve been able to cultivate.
Here’s the run-down on all of the great, supportive people involved in our environmentally conscious community.
The Notorious Kia, a pioneer of the natural hair movement, will be curating racks of garments in our clothing swap. Forget those unorganized and overwhelming piles of never-ending fabrics - she’s got you covered! Her instagram and blog, (http://www.thenotoriouskia.com/blog/) showcases her unique style and acts as a platform for her activism. The Notorious Kia is the thrift queen we all wish we could be, and we can’t wait to see the styles she creates to reduce our fashion footprint.
Project Farmhouse, a GrowNYC operated organization is changing how New Yorkers interact with environmental issues.“Project Farmhouse gives sustainability a platform for dialogue and action – the first of its kind.”, their about page goes on to explain that they offer, “A broad, dynamic range of programming gets hands dirty, plant ideas and foster healthier, greener decisions and actions.” GrowNYC and Project Farmhouse offer great resources if you’re interested in more events like do+brew! Be sure to check out the other local organizations they support and empower by donating their space for events that inspire leaders, innovators, and game-changers.
Fashion Revolution is a non-profit global movement calling for, “…greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics within the fashion industry”. They offer free educational resources, campaign materials, an online blog, a fanzine, and much more. Their Fashion Revolution week will take place from April 23-29, which aligns every year on the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse which killed over 1,000 people in 2013. The collapse inspired the hashtag “#whomademyclothes” which empowers consumers to use their voice to demand ethical treatment of factory workers and greater supply chain transparency. Fashion Revolution has always been one of the major influences in the sustainable fashion community and we couldn’t be more excited about our opportunity to grow with them!