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Seattle Rainforest Gala 2018

*All ticket levels are entirely tax deductible.

 

SEATTLE'S 4TH ANNUAL RAINFOREST GALA AND RUNWAY

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 2018, BLOCK 41, DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, WA

We invite you to an exquisite evening of international art and fashion—inspired by the richly diverse rainforests of the world. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Seattle's newest and most sophisticated private event venue—Fashion for Conservation and Hoja Nueva will bring a limited number of guests on a walk through the rainforest in style; witness this exquisite one night only celebration with diverse flavors and cultures, captivating sounds of the wild, and vibrant designs inspired by rainforests. Help us create a space where diverse peoples can share and celebrate their unique stories and experiences living in harmony with wildlife and their habitats. This event funds rainforest conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, and sustainable agriculture with Seattle US 501(c)(3) and Peru based nonprofit Hoja Nueva (hojanueva.org).

In previous seasons, this Rainforest Runway has featured animal and rainforest-inspired collections from as many as 18 international designers and hosted between 500-800 guests each time while making a huge impact to conserve rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon...

Seattle's 4th Annual Rainforest Gala & Runway will host only 300 guests, so make a reservation for you or your table party, before its too late!


Evening Program: 
6:30 PM: Three-course Dinner Gala, Live Performances, Auction and Presentations
8:00 PM: Fashion Runway Show - Six Rainforest-Inspired Collections

Featuring Special Guests:
Musician Anthar Kharana, Columbia
Designer Luly Yang, Seattle
Designer Kelly Dawn Riot, Ireland
Designer Kalikas Amour, London
Designer Alfonso Sanco, Spain

Designer KLEED Kimonos, Portugal
Surprise Guest Speaker, Peru

Live Auction: Available for pre-bidding August 20th. Bidding ends September 20th.

All guests will also receive a complimentary one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry handmade by indigenous craftspeople of Madre de Dios, Peru.


AUCTION HIGHLIGHT: PRIVATE RETREAT TO THE DEEP AMAZON (FOR PARTIES OF 2-4)

Most recently, Fashion for Conservation and Hoja Nueva embarked on their first ever annual joint Amazon retreat together, bringing 24 guests from last season's Rainforest Runway including attendees and participants (ie. the model below) into to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. 

At Seattle's 4th Annual Rainforest Gala & Runway, this once in a lifetime jungle get-away for 2-4 will be live auctioned. Programming includes trips to see local wildlife,  amazon waterfalls, cacao farms, custom jungle photoshoot with Fashion for Conservation's creative team, and more.

Winners will have the exclusive privilege of staying at Hoja Nueva's two-story remote Amazon eco-lodge and conservation center, built in part with the funds raised from the first annual rainforest gala. Ready? Just follow the Rainforest Runway behind the scenes...back into the Amazon.

The urgency of conserving the earth’s rainforests now goes beyond cultural and wildlife preservation. It is now a basic human need.
— Samantha Zwicker, Co-founder at Hoja Nueva and Fashion for Conservation

The urgency of conserving the earth's rainforests now goes beyond cultural and wildlife preservation. Fragmented forests resulting from increased agriculture store less carbon and adversely impact wildlife movement and gene flow, resulting in higher levels of atmospheric carbon and regional species declines. As a component of the recent Paris Accord, slowing climate change by method of conserving rainforest is an urgent matter that requires strong institutional support for projects that shift how we source our food, water and energy. Protecting our last in-tact rainforests is now a matter of basic human survival.

Hoja Nueva confronts deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon by conserving rainforest and building capacity within remote and indigenous communities by implementing rigorous scientific research in waste management, water and wildlife; and creating alternative income opportunities through sustainable agriculture and micro-finance programs that protect indigenous culture and wildlife habitats.

Learn more at Hojanueva.org

 
 Dress from last year's annual fundraiser for Hoja Nueva inspired by the organisation's sustainably grown cacao. Design by   JOSÉ ZAFRA .

Dress from last year's annual fundraiser for Hoja Nueva inspired by the organisation's sustainably grown cacao. Design by JOSÉ ZAFRA.

 

"Thanks to our annual rainforest gala, our zero-carbon footprint two story eco-lodge has been built in the lowland Amazon rainforest along with 2000 trees to create a research center that provides conservation and agroforestry education in a world threatened by rampant deforestation and climate change...and so much more," states co-founder of Fashion for Conservation and Hoja Nueva director Samantha Zwicker.

Mark your calendars for this wild event and anticipate a fantastic designer lineup! Tickets are extremely limited - get them before they're gone!

For media or ticket related inquiries please contact pr@fashionforconservation.com

EDITORIAL CREDITS:
LOCATION x HOJA NUEVA, MADRE DE DIOS, PERU
FASHION DESIGNS x KALIKAS AMOUR
PHOTOGRAPHY x DAWN MARIE JONES
MAKEUP x FRANCESCA BELGRANO
MODEL x MARIE JOHANSEN
CREATIVE DIRECTION x  AVA J. HOLMES