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5th Annual Impact Fashion Show hits the LA runway

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The 5th Annual Impact Fashion Show returns to Los Angeles on March 14 showcasing Fair Trade and Vegan Fashion at TOMS® Corporate Headquarters, 5404 Jandy Place, Los Angeles.

The event is fair trade and entirely vegan and responsibly produced. Impact Fashion Show 2020 is designed with these values in mind and leads the way toward a more just world. The goal is to bring together innovative companies and dedicated individuals to create a safer and more Eco-friendly fashion industry. Read more here at

“Fashion should be inclusive of all kinds of bodies and beauty, and exclude – to the best of our abilities – the exploitation of all people, animals, and natural resources” said Sica Schmitz, founder of the Impact Fashion Show.

Schmitz’s fete promises to be both educational and engaging. The highlight will be the much-anticipated runaway show promoting looks curated from an all-vegan stock of global artisan designers showing how fashion can be a tool for empowering both those who make and those who wear fair trade fashion. The exclusive runway show is scheduled from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For those unable to attend, a livestream will begin at 5 p.m. on Impact Fashion’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Prior to the runway show, guests are invited to the free Impact Fashion Shop where they can listen to speakers and panelists who have extensive experience with sustainable fashion. They will address inclusion, indigenous cultures, fair trade, anti-trafficking, animal welfare, waste, textile recycling, fibers and small batch productions. The shop runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and registration ends March 12.

The 5th Annual Impact Fashion Show’s panels include:

“How to Make An Impact For People and Animals,” moderated by Dr. Hope Ferdowsian from Phoenix Zones Initiative, featuring sustainable fashion designers Djuna Shay, Claire Powers with KINdom, Haley Jaeger founder of Atonement Design and Marissa Heyl leader of Symbology.

“How to Make An Impact For Our Environment,” moderated by Scott Petinga creator of 10x Entrepreneur and nationally known philanthropist, featuring Rachel Faller from tonlé, Nadia Martinez founder of Kallie & Co., and Jennifer Gilbert with I:CO.

Other features include a curated and free public pop up marketplace of animal-free and ethically produced artisan fashion, a materials library, recycling activations, and workshops on fashion activism and policy. Attendees will also dine on plant-based foods.

Special speakers at the event include Creative Director and Emmy© winning host Bianca Alexander of Conscious Living TV and Sica Schmitz, founder of Impact Fashion Show.

Partners for the 2020 Impact Fashion Show include I:CO, FIDM and Compostable LA. The event will feature food and beverages from SmogCity, Boochcraft, Eat Love CA, Califia Farms, One Hope Wine and 101 Cider House, and FAIR Drinks. Additional sponsors to be featured at the event include TOMS ®, Charles Vane, Wynnr, WAZ!MU, Pariah Underwear, JACE Real Estate Company, Wendroff & Associates, Kalli & Co., and tonlé.

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