C.L.A.S.S. NY Launch of Eco-Materials And Textile Showroom

You're invited to the launch of C.L.A.S.S. New York, December 11, 2008!

C.L.A.S.S. is a carefully sourced international textile and eco-materials showroom created to help facilitate connections between raw material producers, designers and retailers, and to encourage the fashion industry to make environmentally friendly changes no matter how small.

Launch of C.L.A.S.S. New York Eco-Materials And Textile Showroom

When: December 11, 2008

Where: Allsteel, 233 Park Avenue South and 19th Street.

Cost: FREE!

Plus: There will be eco-sensible treats from Silkstone Bespoke Events and a fun giftbag for all who attend!

Please RSVP directly to class@statepr.com.

A panel discussion titled The Tipping Point, co-hosted and moderated by Barbara Kramer, Co-Founder of Designers & Agents, which will address the following questions: What is the current state of sustainable fashion? How has the current economic downturn affected designers, retailers and consumer spending? And how do we create pathways toward change?

Panelists include Bahar Shahpar, eco-fashion designer and Founder of The Four Hundred; Summer Rayne Oakes,model and environmentalist; Dr. Emanuele Bertoli, Founder of BerBrand; Elinor Averyt, Founder of L.E.A.F. (Labeling Ecologically Approved Fabrics); Sergio Sessini, President of CADICA USA, Inc., and Gokhan Baykam, President and CEO of Relight.

The round-table panel discussion will be from 6pm-7:30pm and will be followed by a reception.

Chef Ben Towill from Silkstone Bespoke Events will create a unique, farm-to-table tasting menu.

Our very own guru, Vanessa will be attending the event, so make sure you say, "Hey!", if you see her browsing around.

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