Now through the end of June we are offering FREE slow fashion classes. The founder of EcoChic.Boutique, Gwen Cassady, guest lectures at UVA on the Empirical Analysis of Secondhand Commodities; Slow Fashion; the Perils of Fast Fashion; and Social Entrepreneurship.
Thursdays - Silk Painted Fabric - 6-8
Fridays - Canvas Painted Fabric - 6-8
Saturdays - Upcycle Cotton - 6-8
Sundays - Upcycle Denim - 6-8
Although 'Fashion is our Passion', we pride ourselves on focusing on education and the importance of raising awareness to the social and environmental implications of fast fashion. The founder of EcoChic.Boutique is an advocate and educator who believes in the pillar of service. All of our fashion classes provide free instruction and hands on creating in addition to educating our students on the importance of making wise purchasing choices in our textiles and apparel.
In anticipation of our fashion shows, and more importantly to educate our youth as to what is really happening on our planet due to fast fashion, we provide hands on, educational classes to every socioeconomic strata. As a teacher and having lived, worked, and traveled to over 60+ countries and all 7 continents, our founder's passion is educating our youth as to what is really happening on Mother Earth.
Although we must charge a small fee if you utilize our materials for creations to take home, you are more than welcome to bring in your own materials to utilize and participate in the educational programs we provide. If you and your child or children would like to participate on a more regular basis, we will provide our supplier's information and details so you can purchase the items on your own.
All parents must stay with their children unless prior arrangements and age requirements are met. We reserve the right to refuse anyone and will not tolerate any bigotry or disrespect to anyone in our facilities.
If you are interested in participating in our free fashion classes, we highly recommend making reservations to guarantee a spot. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but if we have a full class, we may not be able to facilitate your needs.
If you would like to reserve a seat for one of our fashion shows, please let us know ahead of time. In addition, if anyone has special needs or if your child has any learning disadvantages or behavioral concerns, please let us know so we can make the proper arrangements to be able to accommodate everyone.
Every student artist will receive a $5 cash card to be utilized in EcoChic.Boutique. Because the majority of our merchandise is fair trade supporting local NGOs & CBOs in their respective regions globally, the cash cards are redeemable towards select merchandise.
With that being said, we want every child regardless of socioeconomic strata to be able to participate in our programs, especially the educational art installation. If you are living on any type of government assistance, if you serve our ideals of peace and democracy by serving in our Armed Services, if you are a teacher, a police officer, or fire technician, your children will receive a worthy piece of jewelry symbolizing their participation for the grand launch of Managing Love.
Grand Prize at each Charlottesville fashion show is a $250 gift card for EcoChic.Boutique and $100 American Express gift cards
2nd place receives a $100 gift card for EcoChic.Boutique
3rd place receives a $50 gift card for EcoChic.Boutique
EVERYONE receives a $5 gift card to be utilized at EcoChic.Boutique. We offer free shipping, but if the gift card is used online, we can not afford to pay for the shipping of a free gift. We hope you understand...
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