Cocktail tasting by FAIR Vodka, Root Tea by Palo Tea, and Guayusa by Runa Tea.
Free fair trade wine from Stellar Organics and surprise giveaways. Fair Trade brand accessories from Destiny Reflection, Global Goods Partners, Handcrafting Justice, Marquet Fair Trade, and ReciclaGEM will be available for sale.
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SHOES by LOVE IS MIGHTY
Dedicated to preserving indigenous arts and tribal culture in India, Monisha Raja has made a line of shoes to preserve material and craftsmanship in danger of becoming extinct. All shoes are vegan and were recently featured in Marie Claire, USA and India. Amanda Hearst, Fashion Editor of Marie Claire is a fan and owns a few flats. Natalie Portman recently got a pair of the recycled plastic pumps, which will be on sale at the event.
ART EXHIBITION by Susan Springer Anderson
Susan Springer Anderson re-appropriates traditional and non-traditional art materials to create sculptural drawings/paintings and figurative assemblage sculptures. Her works range from striking figures to quiet and subdued, abstract topographical maps, incorporating materials such as jute, cotton strings, sticks and coffee filters.
MAKEUP ARTIST Lacey Elliot
Lacey specializes in makeup for weddings and commercials, and will soon enroll in the Makeup Designory School in NYC. For this show, she will use eco-friendly, vegan makeup by Josie Maran.
Francisca Pineda will also be on hand to promote her ethical fashion abroad program working with indigenous artisans from the Talamanca region near Puerto Viejo.