Media Alert: Runway Show to Reveal ‘How to Make It In Vegan Fashion’

PETA Empathy Center Will Host Panel Discussion and Runway Show With Daniella Monet and Today's Hottest Animal-Friendly Designers

For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2017

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los AngelesWhat:    On Tuesday, actor Daniella Monet will host a special panel discussion at the PETA Empathy Center titled, “How to Make It in Vegan Fashion. In front of an audience of editors, fashion students, and other industry influencers, six women with successful vegan fashion lines will discuss how to make it as a sustainable designer, where to find high-quality vegan textiles, and why cruelty-free apparel is an unstoppable trend in today’s industry.

When:    Tuesday, January 17, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Where:    PETA Empathy Center, 2624 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles (four blocks west of PETA’s Bob Barker Building)

A runway show will also showcase some of the faux leather, synthetic down, and vegan wool designs created with sustainable fabrics by panelists Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute), Morgan Bogle (Freedom of Animals), Meg and Komie Vora (Delikate Rayne), Bianca Moran (SUSI Studio), and Stephanie Nicora (NICORA).

“Today’s shoppers demand kind, eco-friendly fashion—and that means designs that are free of leather, down, wool, and other animal-derived materials,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is showcasing some of the best designers who are leading the way by using sustainable vegan fabrics.”

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear,” and the PETA Empathy Center is dedicated to teaching the values of justice, respect, understanding, and compassion for all living beings, regardless of race, religion, ability, gender, or species.

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