The Salons @ Earth Week: An All-Day Event
Interested in Sustainability?
Network with industry leaders at The Salons @ Earth Week, all-Day event!
On Tuesday, April 19th, Earth Week will kick off with The Salons @ Earth Week, an all-day event focused on sustainability. The theme for this year’s event is “Sustainable Futures: What’s Next for Industry Leaders?,” which will focus not only on how to be sustainable, but on how to assume an active role when going “green.” Hosted by Enterprise Studies and Digital Design at FIT, and curated by Spark City, The Salons @ Earth Week offers a unique, interdisciplinary experience, with sustainability trailblazers attending from various industries including: architecture, fashion, food, design, and more. From guest speakers to a presentation of eco-friendly fashions, discover how sustainable options, and solutions, are being embraced across a number of industries. Commencing at 8:30am and continuing well into the night, you can pick and choose which parts of the event you would like to attended.
If you are unable to attend, be sure to follow @TRUEmodelmgt on Twitter and Snapchat, as Living TRUE will be live-blogging throughout the events!
Learn more about The Salons @ Earth Week Events Schedule and get your ticket here.
As the daytime events wind down, head over to Florim for a fashion-inspired happy hour beginning at 5:30pm! TRUE Model Management is collaborating with New York based, eco-friendly designers, Daniel Silverstein and Ev Bessar, to host an informal fashion presentation of sustainable styles. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you network with industry leaders and discuss sustainability.
The Florim Flagship is only a short walk away, located on 152 Madison Avenue. This one-of-a-kind company produces gorgeous porcelain titles, while keeping the environment at the forefront of their vision and manufacturing plans. Aside from closely adhering to environmental regulations, Florim is able to recycle 100% of their production waste back through their system through a closed-loop operation setup. The company strives to create quality tiles, while remaining as efficient and environmentally sustainable as possible.
TRUE Model Management
TRUE Model Management is a full service model management company founded by Dale Noelle as a result of numerous requests by her colleagues to introduce them to other professionals in the fashion industry. TRUE represents all sizes and categories of models and embraces a vast network of clients to connect models with production fitting, showroom, trade show, print, runway, and commercial print talent assignments.
More than a model management company, TRUE represents a lifestyle, and strives to cover all of the latest in the modeling, fashion, beauty, heath, and related industries, through our blog: Living TRUE (blog.truemodel.net). Valuing the environment and sustainability, the blog regularly tries to incorporate eco-friendly designers, fashions, and beauty products. More, and more, we are seeing designers focus on creating eco-friendly and sustainable designs, from their fabric selections to entire lines being created from scrap fabrics. Living TRUE believe this movement is on its way to being at the forefront of fashion, and a great path towards creating a more conscientious community and sustainable environment.
In an industry populated with fashion designers, Daniel Silverstein’s unique vision sets his collection apart. Founder of Zero Waste Designs (ZWD), Silverstein strives to significantly cut down on textile pollution by creating a clothing line that specializes in turning scraps of fabrics into edgy and desirable fashion garments. For 2016, Silverstein hopes to save 3 tons of pre-consumer textile waste, which is enough material to make roughly 6,000 ZWD pieces. According to Silverstein, “ ZWD will create a closed loop option for the apparel industry to aid in ending the catastrophic pollution that plagues our earth and tarnishes our reputation as designers and as people. This process will create jobs, as well as a workforce training program for future innovators of zero waste design who we so desperately need to encourage as we think about the future of our planet.”
Ev Bessar is a Russian-born designer who is passionate about fashion and philanthropy. The Ev Bessar Collection is hand-crafted and devoted entirely to creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The current collection features organic cotton, hemp, wool yarns, and fibers from local farms. Additionally, Bessar is the founder of HeartED, a foundation targeted towards children with congenital heart defects and numerous other physical and mental disadvantages. The sole reasoning propelling her fashion line, and overall talents, is her desire to continue to bring awareness for these causes through fashion.
Come and unwind with complimentary sangria and vodka drinks by EFFEN vodka from 8-9pm, at the premier rooftop hotspot. The chic Scandinavian decor illuminating the interior, combined with the refined and spacious oasis patio, make Monarch the ideal lounge for enjoying stunning views of Midtown Manhattan. There’s no better place to network and meet visionaries from the architecture, food, fashion, and design worlds.