Media Contact: Beth Massey
DENVER – Local Non-Profit, Mission Wear, to Hold First Fashion Show Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 14 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Denver.
Mission Wear, a Denver-based non-profit is on a mission to raise awareness and support with their fifth annual fundraiser, Another Chance Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 915 East 9th Ave. in Denver. The Fashion Show will focus on repurposed and recycled materials, clothing and accessories provided by Mission Wear employees and the show’s fashion sponsor, birds & belles boutique.
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.”
Another Chance Fashion Show 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 and hair design by Pulse Salon & Barber Lounge – both located in West Wash Park. Additionally, Denver clothing designers and Art Institute of Colorado students have been invited to participate in a contest for the most fashionable look using repurposed materials which models will display that evening during the show. The designer with the winning look will be awarded a sewing serger – an aspiring designer’s dream tool – as well as be on display at birds & belles boutique for the month of June.
“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.”
Food will be provided by Noodles & Company with beer supplied by GABF award winners, Strange Brewing Company. Attendees can also support Mission Wear by purchasing specialty items via silent auction that evening.
Admission to Another Chance Fashion Show on May 14, 6 p.m at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Denver is free with a donation appreciated. All proceeds go to support Mission Wear. For more information on Mission Wear visit www.themissionwear.org or to inquire about the design contest contact Irma Reyes at [email protected].
Another Chance Fashion Show is generously sponsored by birds & belles boutique (www.birdsnbellesclothing.com), The Art Institute of Colorado (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/denver/), Pulse Salon & Barber Lounge (http://www.pulsehairsalon.net/), Strange Brewing Company (http://www.strangebrewingco.com/) and Noodles & Company (www.noodles.com).