The line for the Wear Your Values event last Thursday at Neuehouse in Manhattan wrapped around the block, as people came to celebrate conscious fashion, learn more about sustainable brands, and dance the night away.
Hundreds came to the Remake x Oslo Freedom Forum event to support the ten slow fashion brands that were showcased or to learn more about ethical fashion. The guest list ranged from fashion influencers and press to human rights and environmental activists to fashion designers and students who knew little about our conscious consumer movement. All came to be active members in the conversation for better rights for the people who make our clothes.
Remake’s founder Ayesha thanked attendees for coming to support conscious consumerism, telling the crowd that the night’s festivities are all about “celebrating the women who make our clothes.”
The message of women supporting women was reiterated on Remake’s goodiebag totes which stated “Feminist Fix Fashion.”
The night was full of high energy and inspiration from a runway show of bright blue printed skirts and caftans by There is No Limit Foundation to a virtual reality by Modavanti and BuildRx to a Haitian cotton plantation recreated by BMF Media and Threads International to a sewing tutorial and collaboration by JAHNKOY. There were plenty of sustainable ethical brands to learn about and shop, a DJ’s mixes to dance to, and signature cocktails to drink.
Guests left inspired about the future of the industry and the power of those who care to change it for the better.
Photo: Guests at the event sported Remake’s “Feminists Fix Fashion” totes to celebrate the woman power–from makers, to designers, to consumers–behind our fashion.
Jessica Thies, a recent graduate and textile designer, decided to attend the event in order to “network with current small businesses that are trying to make a difference in ethical and sustainable fashion and textiles.”
Even one of Neuehouse’s employees who was working the event was impressed by the dedication of all involved to the night’s mission to help those at the bottom of the supply chain.
“The Wear Your Values event brought together a variety of people from multiple industries, from fashion, design and nonprofit. I believe that the current interest in ethical fashion will continue to grow as a trend,” Thies said. “Our industry is one of the highest polluters and can do more to support fair labor around the globe. As consumers and designers, we should all come together and support brands that are trying to change how the current industry functions.”