Bid For Better
bid fast fashion farewell

What?

  • A silent auction with 50+ garments/accessories donated by sustainable fashion brands. It will be up to guests to silently bid for pieces and at the end of the evening each item will go to to the highest bidder.
  • A chance to speak to thought-leaders in the industry, such as fashion designers Ada Zanditon and Olwen Bourke and filmmaker Leah Borromeo.
  • View live demonstrations from Hetty Rose and Little Glass Clementine making their bespoke pieces.
  • An evening where you can bag a 'good' bargain just in time for xmas.

Why?

  • All proceeds go to the Environmental Justice Foundation, for their campaigns promoting human rights and an end to environmental abuses in the cotton industry.
  • To showcase some of the amazing design within the sustainable fashion arena.
  • To provide information about the detriments of conventional fast fashion while showing that there are sustainable alternatives.
  • An offline opportunity to connect with others, whether sustainable fashion is your passion or if it's new to you.

When?

13 December 2012
6.30 - 10.30pm
Auction Closes 9.00pm

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GV Art Gallery
W1U 6LY

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Free entry*
RSVP: bidforbetter@urbantimes.co

Why get involved?

Amongst 50+ pieces, the items on auction include a couture piece from Victim Fashion Street, luxury lingerie from Ayten Gasson, eyewear from Colin Leslie and an upcycled bag from Lost Property of London.

While deciding on appropriate bids, there will be a full bar serving organic cocktails and ethical wine throughout the night.

You can choose between getting a style consultation from Veronica Crespi of Rewardrobe, heading over to the Kimono corner head up by Shirahime, soaking up the EJF's photo exhibition or simply networking with industry leaders. Vincent Mignott will also be taking photos throughout the night.

A lucky 100 guests will receive goodie bags decked out with jewellery from Made and samples from brands such as Nourish and Weleda (the rest we will keep a surprise!)

We look forward to bidding fast fashion farewell with you!

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*We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone that has not RSVP'd