Fashion for Conservation Connects Seattle to Peruvian Amazon Design Couture and Culture
Rainforest Gala Spotlights Diverse Fashion Runway
The pages of Seattle24x7 have long chronicled Puget Sound efforts to protect endangered species.
Our story on The Great Elephant Census and its “trunk line” to Seattle’s Vulcan Technology depicted the alarming state of the planet’s diminishing elephant population and how it is being tracked by enforcement officials while in crisis.
As Samantha Zwicker, co-founder of the inspirational Fashion for Conservation family and Hoja Nueva which confronts deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, explains: “The urgency of conserving there earth’s rainforests now goes beyond cultural and wildlife preservation. It is now a basic human need.”
In late September, at Capitol Hill’s sophisticated private event venue Block 41 — Fashion for Conservation (FFC) and Hoja Nueva took dedicated fashionistas, nature lovers, and philanthropists on a walk through the world’s jungles in high style.
Fashion for Conservation (FFC) was founded by three women determined to make a positive impact on the world through conservation-inspired couture. Nazanine Afshar (Art Director, British Vogue), Dr. Samantha Zwicker (Wildlife Conservationist, Hoja Nueva) and Ava Holmes (Fashion Week/Event Producer), combined their talents and passions to create fashion campaigns that educate consumers on animals and ecosystems, while donating funds to wildlife groups.
Fashion for Conservation’s newest campaign is Elephantasia, a campaign that is raising funds for elephant conservation.