Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank you NoLA Fashion Week!

As you may recall, The Red Thread Promise was the beneficiary of the 2011 New Orleans Fashion Week. And what a great week it was!

New Orleans Fashion Week (NOFW) was the first event of its kind in the southeast region of the US to showcase regional talent in order to build on an industry that has enormous potential. Sponsored by LAisthenewLA, the week consisted of a collection of fashion-based events and activities throughout New Orleans culminating in a two-day finale of full-length runway shows, a dream come true for fashion aficionados. Each designer was slated to show their Fall/Winter collection to an audience of influencers, VIPs, and buyers. (More information about the event itself can be found at NOFW.)

A portion of ticket sales was designated to Japanese tsunami and earthquake relief due to the disasters that occurred within weeks of the event. NOFW's founders and participants felt that since the Japanese assisted New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, that it would be fitting to give back in whatever way possible. The Red Thread Promise's Japanese Relief Fund was chosen as the beneficiary due to NOFW's commitment to grow New Orleans' regional infrastructure within both for- and not-for-profit sectors.

We are thrilled with the donation we are able to send to Japan due to this amazing event and the charity of its organizers. This act of thoughtfulness shows how generosity transcends cause, how kindness has no limits and how all humanity is dependent on the actions of others, no matter what, where or who they may be.

Thank you, NOLA Fashion Week and LAisthenewLA for making The Red Thread Promise a part of your philanthropic interest in 2011.

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