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East Coast Runway is a sustainable fashion show debuting at Abundance NC’s event THINK AGAIN: Fashion, Farming & Fiber! The show highlights local designers, models, and fiber artists who use sustainably-sourced materials and challenge our dominant cultural paradigm of fast fashion.
The show will take place on Saturday April 28th, 2018 at 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312, US. East Coast Runway will showcase eleven local designers, each with 3-6 looks on the catwalk. The show starts at 8:00 p.m! For more information about THINK AGAIN: Fashion, Farming & Fiber, please visit our event page here.
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DESIGNER LINEUP (this lineup is not complete! Please come back to view the full lineup as info rolls in!)
Megan Ilene and Design Line: “Megan Lagueruela”
Made by hand in Greensboro, NC using organic natural fibers and natural dyes, with attention to reduction of water waste. All textile waste is reconfigured or reused creating a closed loop, zero waste system.By creating items that can be worn a myriad of ways and utilizing materials that are ultimately safe for our Earth we hope to change the thought process around purchasing goods. Who made your clothes and what are they made of? We hope that by producing and consuming mindfully, we can focus on craftsmanship, reduce waste, and create truly impeccable clothing for the discerning customer.
Katina Gad and Design Line: “Unity Outfitters”
Unity Outfitters is a holistic health focused lifestyle company, we believewhat we put on our bodies matters as much as we put in our bodies. Our products are made with responsibly sourced natural materials. East Coast Runway show pieces are part of our first intimate apparel collection, produced and naturally dyed in Raleigh, North Carolina using a soy and organic cotton blend fabric. These garments were made by Katina Gad, who has worked in the fashion industry for over a decade, she was handed down the trade of fashion design by her grandmother who also had a business making women’s clothing. Unity Outfitters began 4 years ago with Katina producing Bespoke womenswear in Raleigh using naturally-dyed, fair trade, organic cotton fabric that was woven by global women artisans. This new direction is an effort to localize the supply chain and grow as a sustainable business benefiting North Carolina’s fashion industry. The pieces you see on the runway will be available for pre-order after the show and online as part of the crowdfunding campaign to re-launch Unity Outfitters, and raise funds for production and new equipment costs.
A freshman at NCSU, Celine is enrolled in the fashion and textile design program. Her design style involves intricate details and crochet of some sort. Her love for fashion started early and my interest in environmental sustainability and ethical labor developed with time. She’s hoping to double minor in business and environmental science. Eventually she’d like to create her own company, partnering with men and women in Peru where much of her family is from and work to provide fair labor and wages to workers.