In the past one year, there has been a collective ostracism of fur in the fashion industry. Los Angeles in particular, has emerged as the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale and manufacturing of animal hair, so it comes as no surprise when it has been chosen as the home to debut the Vegan Fashion Week (VFW).
The one of its kind event will span four days and feature brands and designers whose work is cruelty-free. The event aims to educate the audience on the ethical, social and environmental issues concerning animal exploitation within the industry.
The event will include a runway show, talks at the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles along with a two-day event at the California Market Center where guests can interact with vegan brands and designers.
“I want to ignite conversations and debates within the industry by educating, elevating, and drawing connections between our most important values: our respect for human life, animal rights, and the environment.” – Emmanuelle Rienda, Founder, VFW and Animal Rights Advocate
The VFW will end with a private fundraiser that will help emerging vegan designers to gain a stronger foothold in the industry.
Scheduled to commence from February 2, 2019, at the California Market Center in Los Angeles, California, the VFW is cited as an experience where fashion meets activism with a deeply conscious twist.
The will take place every year in different cities. You can visit www.veganfashionweek.org for more information.