Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic BeautyWednesday, 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.
(I'll be here!) Before the Flood Film ScreeningThursday, 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
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative ReuseNow 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.