Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, Feb. 20th 4-6:30 pm
Are you a buyer? Have a sustainable shopping venue you want to promote? A new exhibit or collaboration your store is about to launch? Then come meet Amy DuFault, Fashion Editor of EcoSalon, (the web's #1 sustainable site for women), and give her an earful. DuFault will be on hand from 4-6 at NOW's cocktail party and ready with pad and paper to take notes, your card and any funny story you want to tell her.
Saturday, Feb. 19th 4-6:30 pm
Were you a fan of last season's Project Runway? Then come meet the winner. Gretchen Jones, designer and EcoSalon fashion columnist of "My Designer Life," will be on hand at The Now Showcase cocktail party from 4-6 to talk about anything you deem sustainable. About to launch her first collection since her PR win, Jones will have look books on hand to show.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Deborah Lingquist Environmentally conscious couture and ready-to-wear apparel that incorporates a mix of “reincarnated” and new Earth-friendly fabrics, specifically known for its vintage cashmere (www.deborahlindquist.com)
Creem Sustainably-produced active wear inspired by their soft and luscious fabrics
“Last season, NOW Showcase drew over 600 visits from U.S., European and Asian buyers,” says NOW Showcase Co-Founder Raina Blyer. “We’re building on that success to continue to grow and accommodate more brands while nurturing returning designers, demonstrating the green movement’s rising prominence within the fashion industry.”
NOW Showcase Featured Brands Include:
Adie and George Collection of flowing eco knits made from soft color dyes of plants indigenous to California (www.adieandgeorge.blogspot.com)
Eco-Fashion Trade Show NOW Showcase Returns: Gathering Sustainable Fashion, Accessory & Beauty Brands Under One Roof
New York City, February 3, 2011 – NOW Showcase (www.nowshowcase.com), the United States’ premier ethical trade show, is gathering together the most exciting and cutting-edge environmentally focused fashion, accessory and beauty brands at their 6th semi-annual event in New York City. NOW Showcase creates an intimate and personal platform for designers to collaborate and combine resources, permitting them to collectively forward their sustainable brands through this unique eco-fashion trade show, held February 19-21 at the Terminal Building (651 West 27th St).
NOW Showcase is the launch pad for new ideas and a new breed of design. All participating designers are aligned for the show’s conscious credo and forward style, employing environmentally conscious practices or sustainable materials. Buyers and retailers will be given the opportunity to see the newest in progressive, independent, environmentally conscious, locally produced, fashion, accessory and lifestyle brands between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
To further facilitate interaction and valuable networking, this year’s show will provide breakfast on-site 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily for all designers and buyers, as well as cocktail hours from 4 – 6:30 p.m. sponsored by Gypsy Tea and Fair Vodka. Sustainable fashion designer Gretchen Jones, winner of Project Runway season eight and writer for EcoSalon will host the cocktail hour on Saturday. Amy DuFault, Fashion editor for EcoSalon will host the cocktail hour on Sunday, February 20th at which Default will be interviewing buyers to get their thoughts on the collections for her blog.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Jenifer Miller of Mission Savvy an Eco fashion boutique in WV teamed up with The NOW Showcase and journeyed with the crew to Paris for the So Ethic Pret a Porter Show. Here is what she had to say.
One prediction that was impossible to make prior to arriving in Paris was how exactly US based ethical brands would blend with resident European brands at SoEthic.
Alex Bell and Shira Entis, the lovely, vibratious designers behind Fleabags, a high end and successful collecion of totes, explained to me that while their collection is
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
The designers of the NOW SHOWCASE didn’t have much time to enjoy one of the most beautiful and lovely cities of Europe. After arriving in Paris it was time to get things ready to role! At their own risk the designers of took a couple of metro trains, packed with suitcases full of their fall 2011 creations. The trip to Porte de Versailles was an adventure on itself.
Florence, the coordinator of So Ethic, gave us a warm welcome in Hall 7. And after a long day we magically transferred the cold white space into a cozy, natural area full of the most beautiful sustainable and organic bags, clothes and accessories.
To get a bit of a feeling about how it works getting our ambitious and excited ready for a trade show, of course we have some pictures. NOW get that champagne popping! We are totally ready to make our debut in Paris!
Friday, January 14, 2011
NOW co-founder Eileen Moran of Origin23 Showroom says “I first attended this Prêt à Porter Paris in '08 and was impressed with how many incredible designers were there from so many countries showcasing ‘their take’ on ethical fashion, especially England, such as Ciel among others, but was curious why there were not more eco designers from the US on display at that time. Since starting up NOW Showcase in NYC 3 years ago and since my last visit to this show in Paris, the US community of designers committed to working fairly has grown exponentially... its amazing to see. The designers we invited to bring with us are a fresh and dynamic sampling of what the US has to offer right NOW”
NOW co-founder and founder of Origin Twenty Three
First-ever partnership of NOW Showcase at So Ethic Prêt à Porter Paris
With a mission to promote US designers SoEthic Prêt à Porter Paris has invited a handful of designers to participate in the Fall 2011 show next week!
Featuring 6 up and coming US designers from NYC, DC, Pittsburg and Philadelphia who are all showing Handbags, Jewelry, Women’s Ready To Wear, Outerwear and Accessories lines for the first time in Paris.
NOW that's a good start to the year!
There are always treats and surprises for you when your in with The NOW.
Its all about the NOW right!!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
From the 22nd-25th of January you can admire amazing, real
American, eco-friendly Handbags, Jewelry, Women’s Ready To Wear, Outerwear and Accessories lines for the first time in booths F114 and F116, Hall 7 of Port de Versaille.
Paris here we come!