16 April 2007

Bel Esprit / Nouveau Collective Trade Show Debuts New Eco Fashion in the Big Apple

Bel Esprit, the juried virtual fashion design showroom, has been invited by the Nouveau Collective trade show to debut two fashion trade shows in New York City. Mondo Bello will present ethical, ecological, cruelty-free and fair trade collections of international designers

Plastic bags as cocktail dresses? Seat belts and car tires as accessories? And who is that designer from that tiny town in Austria? Or Peru? Or Thailand? Bel Esprit, the virtual fashion designer showroom, is inviting designers with a fresh point of view to participate in trade venues

As consumers become more conscious of how their purchasing power affects the world around them, ethical fashion is gaining importance - and chic! The collections invited to participate in Mondo Bello will feature organic fabrics, ecological processes, recycled clothing and materials, and animal-friendly products, all making a wearable and contemporary fashion statement. Companies preserving traditional artisan techniques and supporting the development of sustainable local economies through fair trade, from the farm to the storefront, are also invited to participate.

To promote the principles of ethical fashion worldwide, Bel Esprit is working with The Ethical Fashion Show® in Paris, France to offer exhibit opportunities for designers at both shows. The Ethical Fashion Show® will present the ethical collections of French designers in New York, and exhibitors at the New York show are welcome to participate in the Paris venue in a Bel Esprit exhibit.

Bel Esprit Presents invites young and talented designers from around the world are invited to present their collections to the U.S. audience. To open more doors to young designers, Bel Esprit is working with international trades shows to create exchange programs for designers interested in entering new markets worldwide through group exhibits with Bel Esprit.

This Septembers trade show marks the launch of the new eboutique in the Bel Esprit showroom. “Love at First Sight” offers designer items to retailers for immediate purchase and delivery. Designers sell first quality stock, samples, limited editions or one-of-a-kind pieces. Retailers fill in their inventory between buying trips and try new collections and items in their stores before committing to a formal order. The Bel Esprit Buyer Rewards Program awards retailers with 2% of the merchandise total of orders placed through Bel Esprit, paid from the sales commission charged. Retailers accumulate dollars in their account which they can use to order new collections or purchase items in the eboutique.

The Bel Esprit is all about ethical and sustainable designers. Retail stores can shop the collections and check out the latest eco trade shows worldwide.

Designers interested in participating in Mondo Bello or Bel Esprit Presents may visit the show websites mondobello; belesprit. For more info about Nouveau Collective trade shows, visit nouveaucollective.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am just now starting to get more serious in regards to what I put on my body where it comes from etc. And just the love the idea of fashionable affordable eco/green clothing. In the process of "greening" my wardrobe I ran across a site www.82ndandzeal.com, really cute things and not the typical green fashion that you see everywhere else. Anyway I look forward to more articles like these.