Local Non-Profit, Mission Wear, to Hold Second Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 7, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Denver, CO

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DENVER – Local Non-Profit, Mission Wear, to Hold Second Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 7, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Denver, CO

Mission Wear, a Denver-based non-profit is on a mission to raise awareness and support with their second annual fashion show, Wednesday, May 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. held at First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant Street in Denver. This popular event is returning for Spring with a theme of ‘Transformation’ which will focus on eco-friendly fashion using repurposed and recycled materials, clothing and accessories provided by Mission Wear employees, the show’s fashion sponsor, birds & belles boutique and local jeweler Canned Goods.

Transformation Fashion Show and Fundraiser is a night to give back and celebrate social responsibility with eco-fashion on the runway, music, and showcasing the talents of Denver designers. Student designers and artists are asked to reuse old or recyclable materials that would normally go to landfill to create a piece of art that is not only durable, but looks hip and fashionable and can be worn again or recycled after the show. The wining design will be on display at birds & belles boutique for the month of June and awarded a professional sewing serger – a fashion designer’s dream tool.

Mission Wear, a non-profit sewing business, was established in 2006 and aims to provide women with employment challenges a place to gain skills and the confidence they need to rejoin the workforce and support themselves and their families. As part of this goal, Mission Wear exclusively uses recycled materials that would otherwise be discarded to make their totes, messenger and laptop bags.

“We are passionate about helping women who are recovering from substance abuse or have a history of felony or homelessness,” explains Mission Wear founder, Beth Massey. “These women often want to work, but are not given the chance to prove that. Mission Wear offers these women a safe, supportive environment in which to gain experience and the skills they need to reenter the workplace.”

Transformation Fashion Show and Fundraiser will feature local-area models as well as several women who have participated in Mission Wear’s sewing program. Models will wear Mission Wear bags with clothing by birds & belles, a buy-sell-trade boutique located in West Wash Park. Hair design provided by D’Ametri’s Aveda Salon.

“What a dream come true to aid in giving women another chance by providing eco-friendly, resale clothing,” says Kyla DeTienne, owner of birds & belles boutique. “Mission Wear continues to provide quality merchandise through their programs to the customers of birds & belles, and we couldn’t be more proud of the work they are doing in our community.”

Canapés will be provided by Noodles & Company and Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza with libations supplied by Great Divide Brewery. Live entertainment will be provided by the band, Narrow Guage.

Admission to Transformation Fashion Show available for purchase online at www.themissionwear.org and in person at birds & belles boutique 1113 S. Pearl Street Denver, Colorado 80210. All proceeds go to support Mission Wear.

Attendees can also support Mission Wear by purchasing specialty items via live and silent auction that evening. For more information on Mission Wear visit www.themissionwear.org or to inquire about the design contest contact Irma Reyes at [email protected].

Transformation Fashion Show is generously sponsored by: birds & belles boutique (www.birdsnbellesclothing.com),

The Art Institute of Colorado (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/denver/), Canned Goods (www.cannedgoods.net) ,

D’Ametri’s Aveda Salon (www.dametris.biz) , Great Divide Brewery (www.greatdivide.com) ,

Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza (www.marcoscoalfiredpizza.com) and Noodles & Company (www.noodles.com).

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