A 'Conscious' eco wear showcase
Conscious Designers Hawaii, a coalition of Hawaii designers dedicated to eco and socially conscious clothing, made its debut on the runway at the Hawai'i Convention Center as part of Hawai'i Fashion Month.
Among designers featured were Carlous Palmer, whose garments opened the show; Big Islander Taleah Smith of Indigo Sage; Love at Dawn's Angela Tomiye, who offers repurposed vintage clothing; Love Me Knots jewelry; Yi Lin Hu; and show organizer Camille Mori, of Tsubaki Himé, whose skirt and blouse ensemble closed the show.
Beyond the runway, CDHi also hosted a Progressive Launch Party Tuesday at Box Jelly/Fishcake, an interactive event that included a fashion installation by eco-friendly designers, panel discussion and networking.
Conscious Designers Hawaii was founded to promote eco-conscious designs by designers who care about sustainability. Along with providing a forum for designers, the group is committed to connecting with consumers who favor a more eco-friendly approach to shopping.
The event also served as a fundfaiser for Dress a Girl Around the World, a non-profit that aims to help underprivilaged girls feel loved and respected.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.