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Green is the new black at New York Fashion Week

Wednesday 01 September 2010 00:00 BST
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Environmentally friendly fashion will be putting its best foot forward in a special two-day show at the Metropolitan Pavilion during New York Fashion Week.

The third season of The GreenShows Eco Fashion Week will run from September 12-14 alongside New York Fashion Week. The Green Shows will present ten designers that are committed to environmental and social responsibility. This event will be the only event exclusively focusing on environmental and fair trade responsibilities throughout New York Fashion Week.

Confirmed in a August 23 press release, the ten designers showing collections in the GreenShows at the Metropolitan Pavilion will be: Samantha Pleet (New York), Susan Cianciolo (NY), Bright Young Things by Eliza Starbuck (NY), Ashton Michael Black Label (Los Angeles), Lavuk by Natasha Gindin (LA), Jo Ann Berman (NY), Auralis (NY/Puerto Rico), Luis Valenzuela (Miami), Dress Reform (NY), and Milliners Gulld (NY).

The location for the fashion show itself is also eco-friendly, the 55,000 sq ft (5100 sq m) Metropolitan Pavilion features eco-friendly flooring, LED lighting and enforces a strict recycling program.

London Fashion Week also attracted a handful of eco-designers including Jeff Garner, Ada Zanditon and MAXJENNY.

More information about eco-friendly fashion can be found at and  both of which focus on creations from ethical designers around the world.

For more information about the GreenShows please visit

The majority of designers presenting collections at The Green Shows have sites where their fashions can be seen and purchased.

Samantha Pleet

Susan Cianciolo

Bright Young Things

Jo Ann Berman

Luis Valenzuela

Milliners Guild

Ashton Michael Black Label



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