Press Announcement For Media Inquiries
Contact: El’Jay DeShield
Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce Launches
DC Local Fashion Awareness Month in May
DC Officials Scheduled for Press Conference
Washington, DC (May 5, 2009) - The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) is pleased to announce that it will launch the first-ever DC Local Fashion Awareness Month to support the local fashion industry throughout the Washington , DC metropolitan area. The purpose of fashion awareness month is to focus attention and generate support for all aspects of the local fashion industry. “In countless ways, Washington, DC is an ideal location for a vibrant and thriving fashion economy, and we are thankful that our city officials are supporting the local fashion industry which, will create job opportunities and business development” states Christine Brooks-Cropper, president of GWFCC.
This initiative includes various events throughout the month of May that aim to unite and educate the local fashion industry, and encourage the continued growth of a fashion-driven economy in Washington , DC . Events will be hosted by GWFCC and are supported by the DC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, DC City Council, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, H Street MainStreet, and Hotel Helix- a Kimpton Hotel.
Visit www.GWFCC.org for registration information and event details
Saturday, May 9th, 10:00am
Press Conference with City Officials from the Office of the
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and
the DC Council
Spoiled and Rotten and Kids Spa, 1012 H Street, NE
GWFCC Fashion Canvassing Project
Job Opportunities and Business Development Workshops
H Street MainStreet, 961 H Street, NE , Washington , DC
This event will connect fashion entrepreneurs to the growing DC Fashion industry and provide
resources for business development, job training, and job opportunities. The project has been supported by a grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. For more information, please visit www.gwfcc.org
Tuesday, May 12th:
GWFCC Fashion Census Focus Groups
11am-2pm or 6pm-9pm
RSVP by May 11th at www.gwfcc.org
The purpose of the focus groups is to obtain feedback and suggestions regarding GWFCC’s Comprehensive Fashion Action Plan. There are two focus group sessions being offered.
Saturday, May 16th:
West Potomac Academy Fashion Design Department presents "Amore Couture" Runway Show. Learn more at www.gwfcc.org
Wednesday, May 20th:
Fashionably Business at Hotel Helix.
Come and learn about business "In Style". Join us as we mix, mingle and learn about how to start a fashion business in DC. The evening will start off with networking, and proceed into brief presentations by local experts, ending with additional networking in the Hotel Helix Lounge. Presenters Include: Natalie Cofield , Washington DC Economic Partnership, and Oriana Khatso, Owner, Terra Boutique. Register at www.gwfcc.org
Saturday, May 23rd
Sew Young - Sew Fly - Sew Out of this World.
Southeast Tennis and Learning Center , 701 Mississippi Ave, SE
Students from the Sew-n-Know program present at their annual fashion show.
Thursday, May 28th:
GWFCC Magazine Launch,
More details forthcoming
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington , DC 20006