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The Business of Fashion: DIY Style
Monday, March 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
New Orleans, LA
A workshop on how to jump start your fashion business with just you in mind. Class will be led by Kendra Jones Morris of Rural Revolution, a company committed to empowering women through fashion.
About Rural Revolution:
As a company, Rural Revolution believes in the power of employment and self-expression as a means for women to help sustain themselves and their communities culturally, economically, and physically. We believe in partnering with established co-ops when possible and forming new ones when needed.
About Kendra Jones Morris:
Kendra is a mother, wife and founder of Rural Revolution. She's also an international photographer and resides in New Orleans, LA. She has a background in visual anthropology and through Rural Revolution she connects female artisans in developing regions of the world with saes ambassadors in the United States. Sales ambassadors represent the artisans behind each product by conveying the women's stories; the artisans and sellers share in the profits generated through each sale, which creates flexible earning opportunities while sustaining and empowering local economies and cultures around the globe.
When & Where
NOLA Fashion Council
NOLA Fashion Council (NOLAFC) is the driving force behind the current growth of the Fashion Industry in New Orleans. We provide a forum for designers, models, hairdressers, makeup artists, and various industry professionals to grow and showcase their talents. NOLAFC works closely with designers, connecting them with resources needed to grow their businesses.
Biannually, NOLAFC hosts NOLA Fashion Week (NOLAFW) to provide Southern born or based designers a platform to gain exposure, increase sales and professional contacts.
Since the inaugural season of NOLAF in March 2011, we have produced over 80 fashion events in the greater New Orleans region with designers like: Sophomore NYC, by Smith, Cavortress, Jolie & Elizabeth, Amanda deLeon, Andrea Loest, Annie Griffin, blackout. by Ashley Ming, Matthew Arthur, Libellule, Loretta Jane, dope., Leah Milana, Varela + Brooks, Brennan Manuel, Rogersliu, Izavel, Ottilie Brodmann, Niré, Cocodri and Coco Bourgeouisie.
To provide continuing education for professionals in the region and to teach new skills to the fashion-focused community, NOLAFC has hosted over 28 educational workshops during NOLAFW as well as throughout the year. Workshops were led by industry experts from brands including Vera Wang, L'Oréal Professionnel, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, and Goorin Bros.
During each week long season of NOLAFW - Fall/Winter held in March and Spring/Summer held in October: 30+ events are held at various locations in and around the Greater New Orleans area. Along side designer-focused runway shows and presentations, events include a regional Retail Shopping Day as well as a Fashion Market. Open to buyers and the public, NOLAFW’s Fashion Market features emerging independent Southern based and born designer collections, as well as local artisan brands.
Attendees of our events include buyers, media, bloggers, influencers and supporters along with fashion-minded consumers purchasing one of our limited number of public access passes.
NOLAFC’s events have reached more than 80 million people with press placements in over 80 outlets spanning 3 continents and has reached over 1.4 million users through social media and has consistently been a trending topic in the region.