screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-5-21-53-pmShrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty

Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty – 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan

The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from her family, which emphasize beauty through simplicity, integrity, and balance. Vitality is born through self care and practice. Learn these rites and let this be your year to radiate!

Free | RSVP here. 

flood(I’ll be here!) Before the Flood Film Screening

Thursday, January 12 | 7 to 9 pm @ Patagonia SoHo – 72 Greene Street

Climate change is perhaps the most important issue of our time, and yet, many of us still struggle to fully understand it. What does climate change look like right now, how does it touch us all in our daily lives, and what can we do to combat it? Join your friends from the Ethical Writers Co. and NYC Fair Trade Coalition at the Patagonia SoHo store for a screening of National Geographic’s documentary, Before The Flood. This recently released documentary follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the world to meet with key experts and world leaders as well as witness with his own eyes the effects of climate change. This community viewing, complete with sustainably harvested and ethically produced refreshments by REBBL and Long Island Winery, will help you understand the realities of our planet today. Before The Flood highlights not only the astonishingly frightful, but also the astounding beauty and capability that humanity has, if we are willing to take this opportunity for a brighter future. We invite you to not only learn, but to engage with your fellow New Yorkers and community members of all ages, identities and professions. This local event will introduce you to new friends and collaborators as well as new strategies for combatting climate change in your daily life. Plus, enjoy wine tasting from Castello di Borghese Vineyard

The event is free to the public | RSVP here

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-8-24-33-amScraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Now through Sunday, April 16 2017 @ Cooper Hewitt – 2 East 91st StreetScraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan; Christina Kim, founder of dosa, inc., in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo, managing director at NUNO in Tokyo. Each designer’s practice involves innovative and sophisticated reuse of textile materials and resources, while engaging in preservation of local craft traditions. Through more than forty works, the exhibition explores key facets of sustainability, such as the efficient use of materials and resources, the preservation of local craft traditions and the integration of new technologies in the recycling process.

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organFood and the Organ Systems

 Brooklyn Grange – Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

Eating is beautiful, nourishing, and very much a political act. The body is a connected system impacted by environmental, social, genetic, and emotional forces. Understanding food and being able to visualize what happens inside of the body can help guide informed decisions about health, disease, and well-being  Join Dr. Maria Geyman for an introduction to naturopathic nutrition with focus on the connection between separate organ systems, the building blocks of nutrition, and the relationship between food and bodies. This class will include a basic overview of the major organ systems with a special focus on the nervous, immune, digestive systems and how they are connected. Dr. Geyman will walk us through a basic understanding of how our bodies use and transform the food we eat every day into everything from muscle to neurotransmitters, proving that what we eat is largely what we are made of. The lecture will also include the importance of microbes and fermented foods.

Tickets are $30.

macramaMacrame Wall Hanging Workshop

 to Brooklyn Grange – Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

Macrame, believed to originate from 13th century,  is a technique crafted by sailors while traversing across the oceans for long lengths of time and therefore share the same knot terms.  In this workshop, students will learn to the basic knots that will enable them to create a fun macrame wall hanging and begin their voyage into the endless combinations with the only limit being own’s imagination.

Tickets are $85 and include all materials.

The Trump Effect: Immigration, Apparel Manufacturing and the Environment

Tue, Feb 7 @ 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Post-elections, the world is reeling from the possible repercussions of a president-elect that has voiced major changes in how the US will respond to immigrant populations, environmental issues and global manufacturing. Also included in all three areas is the impact on women and women’s rights moving forward in 2017 and beyond. Join us at our February edition of Rock, Paper, Scissors where we bring together respected experts to closely examine the potential consequences on the apparel industry. In addition to a panel, we’ll be featuring up to ten local organizations who will have tables at the event to offer individual involvement regarding NYC immigration, apparel manufacturing as well as the environment.

$10 | RSVP here

If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!