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Winston-Salem: Sustainable Fashion Show to be held Thursday night – WXII12 Winston-Salem

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The Acadia Food Forest is hosting a ‘Sustainable Fashion Show’ on Thursday night.
The homegrown community event will feature sustainable brands and give back to those in need.
Organizers have asked everyone who attends the events to bring a canned food item, game, book, or puzzle.
These donations will support Acadia Food Forest’s “Feed and Read Program.”
Laura Carisa Gardea, the Founder of the Acadia Food Forest, said this has been a really hard time for many and wants the Sustainable Fashion Show to engage youth and young adults in an important conversation about the connection between food, sustainability, access, and brands.
“Fashion is a mouthpiece. When we look at how we grow our foods, how we grow cotton, or banana, yuca fibers for clothing, for vegan leather. This all goes hand in hand. And we hope to be able to educate people on what to look for, how to shop sustainably, what does this look like,” Gardea said.
Melanie Vaughn, one of the models participating in the Sustainable Fashion Show, also said “I am hoping that people see whether it’s through clothing, whether it’s through food, whether it’s through involvement in the society, we all need something. And people are seeing that you can take something that you otherwise would have thrown away and realize I can be able to help somebody.”
All of the models on the runway are involved with the Acadia Food Forest and will be wearing sustainable clothing.
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