Global Green USA raised $230,000 at the event, which will fund back-up solar systems on critical buildings and schools impacted by Hurricane Sandy, seed funding for green rebuilding entrepreneurs, and sustainable neighborhood infrastructure in New York and New Jersey.
Once again, we were at a loss for choosing our favorite designers, as there were so many luxurious get ups to choose from. We fell in love with the Parisian style of Amour Vert, while the made-in-the-USA eco-conscious fabrics beamed national pride. The Ikat orange recycled polyester tunic dress was especially wearable and festive.
Naturally, PACT underwear kept us on our toes, as we blushed at the many tight ab’d underwear models walking down the runway. Made from organic cotton with fair labor practices in energy-efficient factories, PACT promotes change makers with a cause in the fashion industry.
San Francisco residents Olga Dzilikhova and Mina Yazdi of Mina & Olya design retro chic sophisticated pieces from California-made organic fabrics. One of our favorites was the buttery Champagne hemp silk charmeuse deep v-neck dress with inverted pleats. We also loved the organic raw silk ragan ivory blouse, paired with an organic boiled wool tulip skirt.