Seattle Cocktails for Conservation
Join us for an exclusive celebration with fashion, cocktails and conservation at Capitol Hill’s Riveter on Wednesday, May 30th!
- Enjoy chocolate and cacao tasting by Indi Chocolates.
- Shop from local and international artisans.
- Recieve free beauty treatments by Vann Edge Salon.
- Sip Amazonian inspired specialty cocktails by the Seattle Herbalist.
- Be inspired by keynote presentations on bridging concrete and Amazonian jungles with representatives at Amazon Inc., Vann Edge, Fashion for Conservation and Hoja Nueva.
Keynote presentations feature detailed information on Seattle‘s upcoming 4th annual Rainforest Gala & Masquerade including designer lineup, funding goals, key partners, and how to be part of the global movement where fashion meets conservation.
This season’s Cocktails for Conservation spotlights the Amazon rainforest, one of the largest biodiversity hotspots on the planet. Fragmented forests store less carbon, resulting in increased climate change and decline of species globally. The urgency of conserving the earth's remaining rainforests now goes beyond cultural and wildlife preservation. Proceeds from drinks and ticket reservations support Seattle-Amazon based 501(c)(3) Hoja Nueva (hojanueva.org).
- Complimentary drink
- Swag bags
- Chair massage
- Passed hors d'oeuvres
- 10% off entire pop-up shop
VIP Party $250
- Five complimentary VIP ticket
Special Thanks To:
AVEDA - Vann Edge Salon
Creatura Wildlife House
Endangered Species Chocolates
Frankie and Jos
NOVICA of National Geographic
Core Power Yoga
Hoja Nueva x Fashion for Conservation
Fashion for Conservation’s 4th Annual Rainforest Gala will feature six international designers inspired by the Amazon. Join us for an announce,ent and pre-celebration of who these designers will be.
"It is not enough to just create pretty fashion campaigns and couture collections,” states Nazanine Afshar, Fashion for Conservation co-founder. “As advocates of the arts, we have the responsibility to use the power of fashion to promote causes around the world that have a direct effect on the future of our planet!”
Elephantasia, Fashion for Conservation’s previous campaign, recently rocked September's London Fashion Week runway, featuring designers' couture interpretation of the wild elephant while putting a media spotlight on the elephant poaching crisis. Elephantasia also made an appearance in TEDX Seattle and Discovery channel.
“The runway pieces express the cause through their colors, shapes and textures,” states Ava J. Holmes, Fashion for Conservation co-founder. “Designs range from oversized shoulders of an elephant gray pleated jumpsuit (above) to a colorful cacao-embroidered dress by Jose Zafra.
Fashion for Conservation was founded by three women determined to make a positive impact on the world through conservation-inspired couture. Nazanine Afshar (Art Director, 100 Years of Vogue), Samantha Zwicker (Conservationist, Hoja Nueva) and Ava Holmes (Fashion Week Producer) combine their talents and passions to create fashion campaigns that educate and inspire consumers while supporting conservation.