Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Join SPUN at "Pink Carpet Project"

I'm sure you have heard all about the recent decision the Susan G. Komen foundation made in regards to cease funding for breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. Much like most people, I tweeted and facebooked a couple of links and wrote a few comments showing my disgust. But that's as far as it went because I didn't know what else I could do to help the situation. Unlike me, a smart lady decided to stand up and actually DO SOMETHING!

If you've ever walked into the store, you have most likely seen the gorgeous designs of Cameron Levin. She is the woman responsible for the popular Feather Dress which helped put her on the map of Seattle fashion. Followed most recently by her newest collection, Sati, Cameron Levin fans have flocked (no pun intended) to her website and here at the collective, to buy up her designs. What makes her collections unique is her vision for making women feel comfortable and beautiful while still having fun.

As if she wasn't busy enough, in just 24 hours, Cameron managed to gather a group of Seattle fashion designers, nationally known brands, performers and the regional Medical Director from Planned Parenthood for an evening of fashion and education geared towards supporting this fantastic organization. With just a simple idea and a small Facebook group, Cameron formed a team and spearheaded the "Pink Carpet Project".

Here's a statement from event's website:
Susan G. Komen Foundation benefits from countless fashion shows across the country because of its charitable work in women's healthcare. In direct response to the foundation's recent move to cut critical funding to Planned Parenthood's preventative clinical breast exams to low-income women, we fashion designers of the Puget Sound area stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood. We are organizing a fashion show (Pink Carpet Project) to benefit Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and to bring attention to this important issue. Dr. Anna Kaminski, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, will host a short discussion on the status of its life-saving clinical breast exams and referrals for mammograms prior to the show.

Pink "P" Ribbons to be worn at the event

SPUN is proud to join the following designers (some of whom are current and past members of SPUN Sustainable Collective) at the Pink Carpet Project:

- Cameron Levin
- Lizzie Parker (featured in NBC's upcoming show "Fashion Star")
Lisa Vian Hunter (featured in NBC's upcoming show "Fashion Star")
- Katie Chrisman (2010 Seattle Magazine "Seamless in Seattle" winner)
- Kate Mensah (2011 Seattle Magazine "Seamless in Seattle" winner)
- Lady Konnyaku (2011 Seattle Magazine "Seamless in Seattle" winner)
- La Belle Reve
- Banchong Douangphrachanh (2011 Seattle Magazine "Seamless in Seattle" winner)
- MEKA Clothing
- Fancy Hawk
- Miriam Reynolds
- House of Isaac Andrews
- Ilha Swimwear

Pink Carpet Project is being held at the FRED Wildlife Refuge in Seattle at 8pm on Thursday March 1st. We hope that you join SPUN and show your support for Planned Parenthood in appreciation for all of the important work they do in our community.

For more information and link to the ticket page, please visit:

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