EcoSalon Throws a Fashion Week Bash (And We’ve Got Pictures to Prove It)

 Partying (sustainably) for New York City’s Fashion Week.

Put a handful of amazing designers, a community of savvy and conscious-minded individuals, good wine and eco-friendly shopping all in a cool space and what do you get? An EcoSalon fête of course.

To kick off Fashion Week we partnered with the Textile Arts Center to throw a party celebrating conscious fashion and designers. Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, was on hand signing copies of her new book, and Francisca Pineda told many about her ethical fashion abroad program working with indigenous artisans from the Talamanca region near Puerto Viejo.

We talked shop with over a dozen designers and got to connect with some of our readers from around the world.

Thanks to all of the amazing brands that kept our party goers hydrated and energized, Conway Family WineryThe Naked GrapeZhena’s Gypsy Tea and Equal Exchange chocolate, and our eco-beauty gifts from La Bella FiguraKahina Giving Beauty and Olie Biologique.

(Did we happen to mention there were live rabbits there too?)

Missed out? That’s alright, we took some fun party pictures so you could see what fun we had and why YOU should be there next time!

EcoSalon writer Jennifer Barckley with goodie bag products from Kahina Giving Beauty, La Bella Figura and Olie Biologique

(Left)Designer Eliza Starbuck and (Right) EcoSalon food writer Johanna Kindvall and friend

Designer Eliza Starbuck

Artists Michael Linton Simpson and Derek Weisberg

Treehugger’s Chris Tackett and EcoSalon Marketing Manager and Foodie Underground columnist Anna Brones

Eco-Chick founder/author Starre Vartan and designer Ambika Conroy

Australian fashion writer and proud EcoSalon reader Yatu Hunt (in NYC for her honeymoon!)

Textile Arts Center co-founder Owyn Ruck, designer Nimet Deg of Soham Dave and Becky Bavinger of the New York City Fair Trade Coalition

Meghan Sebold, founder/designer of Afia clothing

Celeste Lilore, Anthony Lilore, Carmen Artigas, Owyn Ruck and friends

UK fashion student, writer and our most beloved wine pourer of the evening, Kathryn Bell

EcoSalon Editor-in-Chief Amy DuFault, Jam Media Collective founder Julie Atherton and EcoSalon Marketing Manager and Foodie Underground Columnist Anna Brones

Handbag designer and InStyle Magazine/Handbag Designer 101 finalist, Jess Rizzuti

Overdressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, author Elizabeth Cline and Organic Spa magazine editor, Rona Berg

Brooklyn artists Michael Linton Simpson, Derek Weisberg and EcoSalon EIC, Amy DuFault

Conscious Living TV’s Bianca and Michael Alexander

Author Elizabeth Cline

EcoSalon’s Anna Brones, Eileen Fisher social media maven Casey Jones, EcoSalon fashion and food writer Jennifer Barckley and Eileen Fisher consultant/superstar, Chris Oh

Designer Carrie Parry

Fashion professor and sustainable fashion multi-tasker Carmen Artigas and Eko-Lab designers Xing-Zhen and Melissa Kirgan

Ambika designer, Ambika Conroy and her two fluffy angora rabbits

Thanks to Naked Grape for wine and Equal Exchange for delicious dark chocolate!