Sustainable Fashion Show Offers Fresh Look On Style & Environment

PALOS VERDES, CA — South Bay locals are invited to a sustainable benefit and runway

PALOS VERDES, CA — South Bay locals are invited to a sustainable benefit and runway show hosted by New2U and South Bay Cares on Sunday. It’s an event to draw attention to the harms of fast fashion on our environment and how to fight back against these damaging effects.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at El Camp. Attendees can expect a catwalk, raffle prizes, speakers, deejay and the sale of gently used, curated clothing to help promote new ways of how people see their closets and the impact on our planet. A majority of proceeds will benefit Sew Swag and the League of Women’s Voters.

The event is inspired by Daisy Hutton, co-founder of The Fixx Collective and Dillon Eisman, founder of Sew-Swag.

The apparel industry is the second-largest industrial polluter behind the oil industry. It accounts for 10 percent of global carbon emissions.

The fashion industry is currently responsible for more annual carbon emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined, and approximately 85 percent of clothing and textile waste ends up in landfills or incinerators.

The price tag to our environment and developing countries of the current fast fashion business model is becoming more widely recognized, and a growing number of people want to make environmentally conscious and humane choices for purchase.

“There are people who are trying to reform the system entirely, from the materials we use to how clothes are produced and the ways we shop,” event organizers told Patch. “We will highlight some of the change-makers during our event and provide useful resources for shifting our fashion mindset to a more sustainable direction.”

Daisy Hutton, co-founder of The Fixx Collective will speak about practical steps to take to develop a stylish, sustainable wardrobe. She brings years of fashion industry experience and passion for our environment together beautifully in her approach to the art of fashion.

Dillon Eisman, founder of Sew Swag will speak about his journey founding Sew Swag. Sew Swag Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms damaged and donated apparel into fashionable outfits for the homeless population in the greater Los Angeles area. Their objective is to provide the clothing and dignity necessary for those in need to begin the transition off the streets. Through partnerships with other non-profits and shelters, Sew Swag has an extensive range of impacts across Southern California.

The sustainable fashion show will be at El Camp, 2150 Park Place, Ste 100, El Segundo. Tickets are $10, free to students. BrownBag link + QR Code. Visit the website for more event information: