Green Youth Movement

LA Style Meets the Green Initiative

An enormously popular proportion of this year's LA Fashion Week came in the form of eco-friendly/enviromently conscious motivating fashion inspirations that focused on beautiful and stylish, natural, organic fabulous clothes. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit, the Green Youth Movement (GYM) presented a gatherinf of glitz and glamour meets runway elegance with its: "THE GREEN INITIATIVE: Humanitarian Fashion Show" held at the Sunset Gower Studios, in Hollywood, California.

This highly anticipated event celebrated sustainable living collections from the three incredibly talented and inspiring eco-friendly fashion designers; Lindee Daniels-Puridee, Lizzie Parker and Emily Factor who left a standing room only audience clapping, cheering and begging for more. Their visions for combining high-fashion with an eco-friendly impact produced sheer magnificence. The show proved that fashion and sustainability go hand-in-hand and eco-conscious alternatives are very "haute" on the runway.

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"THE GREEN INITIATIVE" is an opportunity to communicate the importance of living sustainability to the next generation of consuming adults, says 17-year-old Ally Maize, Los Angeles' resident "green teen" and founder of the Green Youth Movement. "We want people to REduce, REuse, REcycle and RE-think the choices they make every day -- in every aspect of their lives including fashion."

Proceeds from "THE GREEN INITIATIVE" benefited the Green Youth Movement's conservation and reforestation projects & The GYM Garden in Every School Project. The Green Youth Movement is expanding their conservation initiative by donating a percentage of the fashion show proceeds to CarbonFund.org's Genesis Forest Project and The Million Trees LA Project.

Published: Beverly Times, May 2010


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