Thursday, July 30, 2009

Eco Fashion in Downtown Silver Spring

The Street Glam Fashion Event will take place in Downtown Silver Spring's Ellsworth Drive on Saturday, August 15, 2009, from 4-8:30pm. The event will feature a fashion expo, two runway shows, and a VIP Fashion Bash from 9pm to 12am.

The outdoor fashion expo will include designer exhibits, live mannequins, and fashion art displays. Following the expo, two European-style runway shows titled "Street" and "Glam" will commence with designs from internationally recognized retailers, including Rupalee and Peruvian Trend, presented by Avani Ribbon.

The VIP Fashion Bash will begin after the runway show at 924 Ellsworth Drive. From 9pm to midnight, guests will enjoy photo-ops and meet-and-greets with designers and models, fashion industry networking, a silent auction, music, and refreshments.

The fashion expo and runway show viewing areas are free to the public. Tickets for seats surrounding the runway will be sold for $75. Tickets for seats plus VIP admission will be sold for $125. In the event of rain, the runway show will be held at 924 Ellsworth Drive.

Please visit or for more details.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blumpari: NYC Design Competition Handbag Designer of the year

We are so proud of Cherry Kwunyeun, designer and founder of Blumpari who has worked closely with us since 2007. Blumpari recently won NYC Design Competition for "Most Socially Responsible Handbag" and we couldn't be more proud!

For those that don't know about Blumpari, pronounced "bloom-pari," comes from the designer's Thai given name Parichad, meaning the "eternal heavenly blossoming flower." The budding social enterprise seeks to link hot designers, micro-financed producers, corporate partners, and savvy consumers to support cultural and economic sustainability globally.