A night to remember is the only way to describe the 2nd Annual NCW Style Night, which took place in the heart of Los Angeles, at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles on a warm Friday, October 3rd. The fashion filled event celebrated sustainability and social responsibility in fashion, but also brought much needed awareness to the non-profit organization founded by supermodel, Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts.
As the glamorous attendees filled the venue, taking just enough time to stop and pose on the red carpet, the models hurriedly prepared backstage – primping and prepping, getting dressed in this season’s hottest fashion for kids and adults. The lights dimmed, the music began to play and the models enthusiastically made their way down the catwalk. Onlookers received an inside look at the latest collections by designers and brands including poème & poésie’s elegant handmade babywear; Shan and Toad the premiere online destination to transform your little toads into prince and princesses; LaDiDa the perfect source for cutting edge children’s fashion from the US and abroad; Velveteen, who gives all children the beautiful opportunity to embrace the magic marvel of childhood; Go Gently Baby, who proves they are more than just a clothing brand, but a way of living; Dhana Teens, who celebrates the global connections in life through eco-conscious fashion; Charlie Banana’s collection of super soft, eco-friendly underwear for men and boys; Indigenous’ timeless collection of organic clothing that will never go out of fashion; and Prophetik whose romantic and distinctive aesthetic left the crowd in awe.
The fashion show was followed by a silent auction and intimate cocktail reception in which attendees mixed and mingled, as they enjoyed tasty hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes by Cream By Crystal and refreshing beverages provided by our sponsors Boxed Water and 360 Vodka. Special thanks to Mauro Spina for the runway hair.
Watch the video of 2014 Annual NCW Style Night
Charlie Banana is the award winning international, luxury brand of modern cloth diapers and eco-friendly baby products. Charlie Banana products include the innovative, patent pending 2-in-1 Hybrid Eco Diapering System, Swim Diapers, Training Pants, Organic cotton wipes, Tote Bags, Diaper Laundry Bags, Underwear, Baby Leg Warmers, Reusable Feminine Pads and Breast/Nursing Pads.
Charlie Banana diapers are a 2-in-1 Hybrid Eco Diapering System: a comfortable, trim fit pocket cloth diaper lined with soft layer of fleece. Parents have the option to stuff it with washable or disposable inserts. 2-in-1 One Size reusable diapers can be used from newborn through potty training and the leg elastic can be adjusted as the baby grows.
Velveteen was founded with the idea of dressing bold, kind and happy children, who strive to discover the world around them.
Velveteen embraces the exciting, fascinating and magical world of childhood. Since its inception, the brand has been offering chic, comfortable and timeless collections for babies and for girls. Next spring-summer season, Velveteen will also launch its first collection for boys!
The brand’s clothes are beautifully and ethically manufactured in India with the finest fabrics. They are hand-embroidered and have unique details. Velveteen teams up with fair trade artisans whenever possible and seeks out social enterprise partners in India who are focused on providing sustainable income to marginalised communities.
Shana Laub has always been passionate about fashion…and then she had three little girls. Shopping for children’s clothes became quite the hobby for Shana. She’d often get stopped in the street, being asked where she had found her treasures and troves, prompting her to put her shopping savvy skills to use, and open a children’s boutique. And today, another two girls later, Shan and Toad is steadily becoming one of the premiere children’s e-tailers in the U.S. Shan and Toad has garnered a style-conscious clientele that values fine quality along-side style and cutting-edge design. Both elegant and chic, the Shan and Toad collections are redefining children’s fashion, offering a well-balanced mix of designer and indie brands.
Inspired by cherished family heirlooms, poème & poésie is a line of elegant handmade babywear that blends loving craftsmanship and a graceful, modern aesthetic. With classic details and contemporary silhouettes, it is designed to be worn, treasured and handed down from one child to the next. Each piece is rendered in fine, earth-friendly materials like soft, breathable organic cotton and finished with bespoke details including hand-stitched embroidery, handmade lace and mother-of-pearl buttons. Bloomers, shirts, gowns, blankets and shoes are a few of the signature pieces in the collection.
Made in Ceylon, poème & poésie revives the distinctive art of handmade babywear.
Ladida, an upscale brick-and-mortar store located in New Jersey, brings you the widest range of high end kids’ designers and a guaranteed friendly and fun shopping experience. Whether you shop in-store or online at Ladida.com, a curated collection of the entire world of kids’ fashion is at your fingertips.
Curated by owner Rebecca Weisz and trend-conscious team, Ladida bring you the best from over one hundred different children’s clothing brands. It’s not just a shop, but a way of life. Are you a Ladida kid?
Inspired by the thought of us all going a little more gently in life.
The American made brand offers infant & toddlers up to size 8. Known for its simple & clean looks, this brand has created quite a following. With fits that provide a long wear time, moms continue to flock to have their Go Gently pieces each season. Using all organic fabrics & sustainable practices, Go Gently Baby continues to keep our children looking perfectly fashionable while showing us that you don’t have to sacrifice on style to be a sustainable clothing brand!
For the Fw14 collection, A Woodland Adventure was the inspiration:
Winter florals, bark prints and colors inspired by nature and our world.
Dhana Teens represents fun and fabulous eco fashions for girls and boys ages 8-16. Teens are all about steppin’out and making statements, as they discover their own power to impact the world! The organic, low-impact styles and accessories in our Dhana Teens collection support smart, socially conscious kids in their quest to express themselves and make a difference.
Dhana is an earth-conscious brand celebrating our global connections in life. Our mission is to inspire our younger generation to adopt a green, global philosophy for life. We strive to unite the beauty of nature, the choice of natural, organic elements, the celebration of world cultures, the creative genius of global artists, the passion of entrepreneurs, and the voices of children through the universal medium of Fashion. Dhana represents collaboration between people all over the world, made with respect for the planet, honoring each other along the way and celebrating the gifts we share in common.
Romantic visual artist, pioneer, and unconventional designer Jeff Garner and his sustainable, organic label Prophetic are on a path of transformation, leading the evolution of fashion and changing our perception of luxury.
Garner’s garments have the sophistication that sets them apart from typical organic clothing. Using organic dyes from garden, recycled bottles transformed into greenspun fleece, working with materials like flax and durable hemp that is naturally softened with baking soda, and employees who receive fair pay to produce his designs are all a part of what makes Prophetic distinct. Prophetik has also received extensive attention in technology-based media, an iPhone case was launched that was designed and handcrafted using reclaimed leather in collaboration with Griffin Technology.