Fair Trade Fashion Show Toolkit

Empower and educate your community to make a difference by putting on your own Fair Trade Fashion Show.

Learn how you can bring awareness to and through your community by putting on your own Fair Trade Fashion Show. Recruit the talent and skills needed from your church members, student body, or community members, to serve as models, set crew, hair stylists, and make-up artists for an amazing (and educational) show!

Check out Live2Free’s 2019 Fair Trade Fashion Show to see how it can be done!

Educate — Labor Trafficking in the Garment Industry:
Fashion Show Check-List (recommended elements):
  • Large venue with chairs and tables
  • Good lighting
  • Cat-walk
  • Models
  • Hair and make-up artists
  • Set-up and tear-down crew
  • Fair Trade/Ethical Vendors (to provide outfits and accessories as well as sell items)
  • Marketing materials
  • Speaker/Panelists
  • Mood & runway music
  • Food & drinks
5 Months Prior
  • Set Date and Time
  • Reserve Space
  • Create Volunteer and Vendor forms (examples: volunteer and vendor)
  • Vendor participation invitation
  • Speaker invitation
  • Create marketing materials
3 Months Prior
  • Send volunteer form for recruitment of models, make-up, hair, crew, etc.
  • Solidify vendors and speakers/panelists
  • Begin marketing event
  • Reserve event equipment
  • Confirm volunteer training/rehearsal date(s)
2 Months Prior
  • Solidify volunteers and assign tasks
  • Pair models with vendor’s outfits
  • Draft Panel Questions
  • Solidify event layout
1 Month Prior
  • Start creating the program
  • Order food
  • Organize training/teaching
  • Send panel questions
  • Email Vendors final confirmation, include direction, liability forms, etc.
1 Week Prior
  • Rehearsal
  • Finalize all details (speakers, vendors, volunteers, etc.)
Day of Event Schedule
  • 4:00 to 5:00 Set-Up
  • 5:00 to 6:00 Hair/Make-Up Appointments
  • 6:00 to 6:30 Models Outfitted
  • 5:30 to 6:30 Vendor Set Up
  • 7:00 to 7:30 Shop and Mingle
  • 7:30 Program Begins
  • 7:30-8:00 Panel Discussion/Speaker
  • 8:00 to 8:30 Fashion Show!
  • 8:30 to 9:00 Shop and Mingle
  • 9:00 to 9:30 Tear Down

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