Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser LA
If you've been following our Instagram stories, you'll have noticed that Henrietta is currently in Los Angeles, having a fabulous time meeting like-minded kind people, checking out all the vegan eateries she can, and generally enjoying the summer sunshine and the laid back stylish vibe that is California.
But the other little reason she's in LA right now, is to walk in the upcoming Fair Trade Fashion Show - a fundraiser to benefit Free The Slaves, whilst also starting that important conversation about Fair Fashion. Hosted by Bead & Reel, the event involves a curated fashion runway & eco-sessions panel discussions - with an enticing selection of vegan food and fair trade drinks. (I'm feeling a tiny bit jealous right about now....)
There's so much to admire about the woman behind this initiative: Sica Schmitz. As well as running Bead & Reel, an ethical boutique which stocks a covetable range of some seriously sexy clothes & accessories (all of which are fairly made & vegan), Sica manages to find time to be the Fashion Editor for Vilda Magazine, a board member for Fair Trade LA, a frequent public speaker, member of EcoSessions LA, and in between all that - she still occasionally works as a Hollywood Costume Designer (which is what she used to do before setting up her own ethical boutique). And to top off this list, this is the 3rd year she has hosted the Fair Trade Fashion Show.
I secretly wonder if it's the vegan food that allows her to do so much???....
If you're anywhere near LA and can attend this cracker of a fashion show, then lucky you. Rumour has it that the show will be live streamed for those of us who are a little further away, so I'll be eagerly watching Henrietta and all the other wonderful models showcasing the clothes that Sica has curated. Because there's no doubt, it'll be fabulous.