Socially Responsible Fashion

By Aly Semigran
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This organic fur throw can be seen at Tuesday's runway show.

Most fashion shows will make you feel pretty bad about yourself. Way too expensive clothes, wafer-thin models and perfectly done makeup are enough to make any gal go a little loopy. Fashion shows aren't too kind to the environment, either. (Can you imagine how much hairspray soiled the air in Bryant Park?) Leave it to NoLibs' eco-friendly Arcadia Boutique, owned by Penn grad Ali McCloud, to make all us ladies, including Mother Earth, feel and look damn good. Now in its second year, Socially Responsible Fashion, an event organized to raise awareness and support for sustainable shopping, features a runway show with local and national eco-conscious designers, including Edun, Lucinda Trask and Kate D'Arcy, who'll open the show with Rust Belt jewelry designers Anna Bario and Page Neal. The show will feature clothing and accessories made from either eco-friendly or recycled materials as well as fair-trade items. All of the pieces will be available for purchase. Only a true fashionista can wear fabulous shoes without leaving a carbon footprint.

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1. Ed Groff said... on Oct 21, 2008 at 09:45AM

“This sounds like a lot of fun and a good cause to boot. I'm so there. CityPaper didn't even list this event. That's one of the reasons I stick with PW. PW is much more thorough. Plus, you have a sex column AND a grammar column, which I am happily addicted to. Thanks, PW!”

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