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"Ecouture" show to display sustainable fashions
Monday, May 9, 2011 - 5:30pm to Monday, May 9, 2011 - 8:30pm

WHAT:  Third annual sustainable fashion show "Ecouture" put on by the American Marketing Association at Portland State University. The show will feature guest speaker Seth Aaron Henderson, a designer who won the seventh season of "Project Runway."
    
WHEN:    Monday, May 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Media interviews are available from 4 to 5 p.m.
   
WHERE:  Smith Ballroom, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
   
ADMISSION:  $10 general, $8 students, free for children 12 and under and for American Marketing Association members
   
"Ecouture" will showcase the chic and sophisticated side of sustainability with local designers who specialize in eco-friendly fashion, including the use of recycled and reusable materials.  The annual event, produced by the Portland State University branch of the American Marketing Association, educates community members about issues surrounding sustainability while highlighting "green" choices that can be made in many aspects of daily life, including fashion, beauty, food and beverage, and more.

Visitors to "Ecouture" will have the opportunity to shop and mingle with vendors and win raffle prizes. Proceeds from all raffle ticket sales will benefit Art Not Crime, an organization that promotes social sustainability by providing a safe place for individuals to create and display urban inspired pieces of art.

Local sustainable designers in the show include:

Annieland (sustainable activewear)
Circle Couture
Jasmine Rain
Love Pirate Designs (recycled leather and seed earrings)
Opal Cake by Opalie (bustles)
Revamped Vintage (recycled corsets)
Marion Max Designs (recycled fanny packs)
My Melody Kay (fitness and performance wear)
Dress Code (dresses)
Sophie Bridal Couture (party dresses)
Sticks & Stones (wood rings and accessories)
Unlawful Expressions (halters, necklaces, belts and other accessories)

The show is sponsored by Green Salon and Whole Foods.  Epicenter Hair Salon is providing the hair styling for the event.