CAAFD NYFW Emerging Designer Showcase

    When:
    February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    2019-02-12T21:00:00-05:00
    2019-02-12T22:00:00-05:00
    Industry Only

    TOM FOOLERY TO OPEN CAAFD’S NYFW EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE ON FEBRUARY 12

    Sponsored by iFashion Network, the showcase will be held at Industria and will feature F/W 2019 pieces from design stars personally selected by the CAAFD. This season, the chosen brands include Tom Foolery, Sania Maskatiya, RC Caylan and Victoria Tisza.

    Tom Foolery, a SoCal-based brand by Shannon Ashford, featuring rompers and jumpsuits, all uniquely created to make it easy for wearers to use the restroom, was chosen to open the show. All Tom Foolery pieces are made under fair conditions using plastic bottles collected in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The brand’s goal is to not only create visually appealing garments, but to maintain integrity in the production process. Tom Foolery partners develop environmentally responsible jersey and create thousands of jobs in developing countries with the production process. By making their final products in the United States, Tom Foolery cuts out carbon emissions from international transportation. With the help of our loyal customers, Tom Foolery has repurposed about 1200 plastic bottles!

    Tom Foolery, a SoCal-based brand by Shannon Ashford, featuring rompers and jumpsuits, all uniquely created to make it easy for wearers to use the restroom, was chosen to open the show. All Tom Foolery pieces are made under fair conditions using plastic bottles collected in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The brand’s goal is to not only create visually appealing garments, but to maintain integrity in the production process. Tom Foolery partners develop environmentally responsible jersey and create thousands of jobs in developing countries with the production process. By making their final products in the United States, Tom Foolery cuts out carbon emissions from international transportation. With the help of our loyal customers, Tom Foolery has repurposed about 1200 plastic bottles!

    WHO: Shannon Ashford, Founder and Designer, Tom Foolery
    WHAT: CAAFD NYFW Showcase
    WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM
    WHERE: Industria –775 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 http://www.industrianyc.com
    RSVP: AD2 PR – Diana Kozak dianak@ad2pr.com

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    ABOUT TOM FOOLERY:
    Tom Foolery started with the simple idea of creating rompers that allow women to use the ladies room without sitting on a drafty stall and clutching a naked chest. The solution was this: an open, overlapping side seam with a drop-down seat. All Tom Foolery rompers are made locally and under fair conditions. The brand’s goal is to not only create visually appealing garments, but to maintain integrity in the production process. All fabric is made from plastic bottles collected in Haiti.

    Tom Foolery partners develop environmentally responsible jersey and create thousands of jobs in developing countries with the production process. By making their final products in the United States, Tom Foolery cuts out carbon emissions from international transportation. As the company grows, Tom Foolery aims to develop their own manufacturing facilities and textile mills. In so doing, giving them complete control over environmental impact. Tom Foolery used jersey in all of their jumpsuits made from 50% cotton and 50% plastic bottles collected in Port Au Prince, Haiti. With the help of our loyal customers, Tom Foolery has repurposed about 1200 plastic bottles. More information can be found at: https://www.tomfoolery.la

    ABOUT SHANNON ASHFORD:
    Shannon Ashford is the founder, designer, creator, and brain of Tom Foolery. A SoCal native most likely to be found with her bare feet in the sand quoting Will Ferrell comedies. Her curiosity has taken her around the world, up mountaintops, down sea caves, and out of open plane hatches. Always finding the light in others, her goal is to dress you to match the beauty within. She describes these rompers as the perfect manifestation of the energy and adventure of a tomboy packaged as a classy lady. Made for the daring and refreshingly original.

    ABOUT CAAFD:
    Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be. More information can be found at: http://www.caafd.org

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