Ethical Fashion Pioneers: Social Entrepreneur and USC Alum Andrew Park of Gallant Suits launches new menswear line to provide formerly trafficked women with the chance at freedom and life.
Los Angeles, CA (Sunday, October 21, 2012) – In Collaboration with Freedom and Fashion (FNF) and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), the Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA) Gallery in Downtown LA will be introducing new menswear line Gallant Suits during LA Fashion Week in Downtown LA.
City leaders and top executives from the fashion and non-profit sectors will gather at EVFA Gallery to celebrate the vision of Gallant Suits. This event is aimed at bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking - and demonstrating how social enterprise companies like Gallant Suits are bridging the gap between fashion and social justice.
Entertainment for the evening includes a live jazz band, a wine bar sponsored by PAMA Liquor, live models and ready-to-measure tailors for on-the-spot orders. CAST CEO Kay Buck will be presenting, amongst other notable speakers.
About Kay Buck & CAST
CAST opened the first shelter for trafficked women in the U.S. CEO of CAST, Kay Buck, is a fervent activist for the abolishment of the modern day slave trade. Having recently returned from a week of meetings in NYC with trafficking survivor Ima Matul and being introduced to key global influencers by President Obama, she intends to inspire legislative change and action in both government policy and the rehabilitation of survivors. As shared by President Obama on September 25, 2012, “Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time.”
About Gallant Suits & Founder Andrew Park
Andrew Park is a social entrepreneur and recent graduate of the USC Marshall Business School’s entrepreneurship program. With a love for well-fitted suits and the athletic style, Park began Gallant Suits with the vision to spark a resurgence of what it means to be a man of both style and character in modern times. The structure and the message of Gallant Suits aims to encourage the practice of philanthropy and social advocacy through the prominent LA industries of fashion, art and entertainment.
- All suits are made of 100% Italian wool with super-110 and super-120 thread quality.
- Colors are available in Navy Blue, Charcoal Grey, Black and Light Grey.
- Suits will be sold at an exclusive price for the event (30% discount).
- 100% of proceeds from suits sold at the event will go to CAST to support the rescue and shelter of formerly trafficked women in LA.
About Bonnie Kim & Freedom and Fashion
Bonnie Kim is the founder of Freedom and Fashion (FNF), a promotional vehicle that seeks to enact change by increasing access, availability and appeal for socially responsible goods.
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