DC FASHION EVENT: Mother Earth, Earth Day & Carbon Boutique

Mother Earth Inspirations: Earth Day Eco-Fashion Show with Sexy, Sustainable Fashion

How do we honor Earth Day? Some people resolve to start recycling more, greenies update their Facebook status with sustainable tips, article links and witty green-inspired comments, businesses show their corporate social responsibility in the form of events and outreach to their staff, and our nation’s capital holds a large Earth Day celebration on the National Mall...

Rather than limit our recognition to one day, we can reduce our carbon footprint throughout the year by incorporating sustainable habits into our daily routine, such as shopping more sustainably - beginning with our wardrobe. “Green fashion” doesn't necessarily mean bamboo tees and hemp shorts. Go green with a growing list of emerging designers who use alternative fabrics and/or toxic-free production methods to produce stylish, innovative, and functional apparel, shoes, and accessories. Carbon boutique can help you get started.

Join Carbon boutique, 2643 Connecticut Ave NW in Woodley Park on Friday, April 22, 2011 from 6:00pm-9:00pm, for an eco-fashion experience. Meet Auralis Herrero, of Auralis Studios, a New York-based eco-fashion artist featured in New York Fashion Week September 2010.

Auralis’ brand is committed to sustainable practices that are considerate to the planet. They pride themselves in making beautifully designed, timeless pieces that are also practical and fashion forward. They use organic, sustainable, natural or recycled fabrics only. Also featured will be Filili, accessories whose earrings and necklaces are hand crafted using wire and recycled fabrics - making each piece one-of-a-kind.

Get an exclusive look at their 2011 spring collections for the first time in Washington, DC while enjoying organic wine provided by Calypso Organics, browsing Carbon’s sustainable inventory, learning about My Signature Look’s eco-fashion consulting services and possibly treating yourself to that favorite new spring dress!

See Auralis’ Spring collection.

Tickets are available at Earth Day Eco Show. A proceed of ticket sales will benefit DC Treads, a volunteer-founded and volunteer-driven initiative designed to keep the art and science of sewing & stitch crafts alive and well in the Washington metropolitan area.