PORT Douglas make-up artist Rachel Rebecca Smith is thrilled to showcase chemical-free beauty products at Eco Fashion Week in November this year.
The owner of The Beauty Room, located on Owen St, has taken on the role of EFWA Make-up Director for the eco extravaganza.
She will be managing a team of 15 make-up artists to bring each designer’s sustainable fashion to life.
“I am so pleased to be a part of this epic adventure and spread awareness to the masses regarding the impact fast fashion has on our planet,” Ms Smith said.
“You don’t need to let go of your beauty regime, stop painting your nails or having a pamper session to be eco-friendly.”
“You just have to choose wisely. A lot of chemicals in beauty products contain micro-plastics that get washed down our drains and end up in our oceans.”
Ms Smith first opened the Beauty Room four years ago as the resort town’s first chemical and cruelty free salon.
EFWA will take place in Port Douglas from November 4 to 10.
A fashion gala will kick start the event that will feature community-based activities such as clothes mending workshops, an eco-market place with locally handmade goods, fashion swaps and designer showroom.
A thought provoking seminar featuring conservation warriors, Sea Shepherd, will wrap up the week-long showcase. It will also be a chance for local designers and models to get their foot in the door.
EFWA will be attended by global media and will showcase international and Australian eco fashion designers and models.
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said the region was thrilled to be hosting the Eco Fashion Week Australia event.
“It is fantastic to see local businesses getting involved in this sustainable and eco-focussed event.
“Putting ourselves at the forefront of the eco movement means a stronger, more durable and diverse economy that creates genuine employment opportunities and attracts people to our region.”
Ms Smith said eco products also used biodegradable packing that reduced consumers’ carbon footprint.
“These alternative sustainable materials are biodegradable and recyclable, making their impact on the environment minimal,” she said.
“The more we educate ourselves the better we are to make informed decisions.
“Why risk using a chemically-laden product when there’s a much better and safer alternatives available.”
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/eco-fashion-week-australia-17616898059
The program of events for Eco Fashion Week 2018 includes:
– Nightly fashion shows
– Eco Seminar
– Mending workshops
– Designer showroom
– Fashion swap
– Fashion for Rainforests
– Eco Marketplace
For further comment or interviews, please contact:
EFWA Ambassador Angie Ayers – 0478 801 025
EFWA Chief Executive Officer Zuhal Kuvan Mills – 0407 479 520