On November 6, around 600 people gathered at the St. Monica Catholic Community in Santa Monica to cheer on conscious fashion. The 2nd Annual Beyond the Label Sustainable Fashion Show + Tell showcased sustainable brands such as Industry of All Nations, Triarchy, Sita, and picks from Bead & Reel. With the help of City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works, Beyond the Label was able to #makeshifthappen!
It was so wonderful to hear from incredibly passionate individuals like Lisa Mazzotta, the producer of the new film RiverBlue. The documentary follows river advocate Mark Angelo on a journey through some of the worlds most beautiful, yet polluted, rivers. If you're in LA come to a showing next week at the Los Angeles Film School!
Events like these are always so encouraging. Let's, face it– this #slowfashionmovement is not huge and it can sometimes feel like fashion activism is more work than it's worth. However, going to these gatherings reenergizes and gives hope for the future. There was a fascinating amount of people who were not well-versed in conscious fashion and were able to get comprehensive information from some of the community's experts. Together we proved that we do not have to sacrifice the earth, or people, for style!
There's SO MANY good events coming up the next two months! Check 'em out:
Have Yourself a Healthy Little Christmas
My wonderful friend Avila and her sister Crystal are doing a few virtual tutorials on November 16 and 17. Join them from the comfort of your home to get tips for a healthy holiday season! RSVP here.
Galerie.LA Launch Event
'How to Shop for Shi(f)t'
Beyond the Label is doing a soft launch of its first guidebook! A thorough road map to shopping responsibly. Come be one of the first to thumb through it at the Galerie.LA event on Sunday and the RiverBlue screening next week! Join the newsletter to stay updated and be the first to preorder.
Holiday Open Studio
Lucy & Jo, the mother-daughter ethical brand, is hosting an event to help you keep your holiday shopping conscious! Browse jewelry, clothing, home goods, and more on December 2nd. RSVP here!
GFX Hollywood Swap
The Global Fashion Exchange and Bead & Reel have partnered to bring you the best clothing swap you've ever been to! Enjoy one of the best ways to combat textile waste on December 3rd. Everything that is not swapped will be donated to the Downtown Women's Center or recycled by I:CO. Get your ticket here!