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Fashion Night Out
April 26, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
CFT and Columbia College Fair Trade organization are co-hosting an ethical fashion show featuring fair trade vendors, local ethical fashion brands, and sustainable fashion student work. Before the fashion show, the public is open to socialize and sip on some fair trade wine, bites, and shop from our ethical fashion pop-up shop. After the fashion show there will be a panel discussion featuring ethical fashion super stars including Robert McMillan of Dearborn Denim & Apparel who are changing the game in Chicago manufacturing. Our awesome keynote speaker Kelsey Timmerman, author of “Where am I Wearing?” will be rounding out this action-packed night by discussing his revolutionary book on his own personal journey dealing with the harmful effects of the globalization of fashion.
“An enlightening and thought-provoking speaker, Timmerman is passionate about educated consumers, enouraging them to think globally and act locally. Putting a face on globalization, he provokes others to check their tags and think about where their clothing came from.”
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
5:45-6:30pm: guests are welcome to socialize, have Fair Trade wine and bites, and shop from pop-up shop vendors
6:30pm: fashion show will begin
7:30pm: panel discussion featuring key note speaker Kelsey Timmerman