Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) celebrated their 38th Anniversary earlier this year in April, with Eco²: EcoFashion meets EcoJustice, a fashion show celebrating local eco friendly designers and honoring the contributions of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) for their role in building the environmental justice movement. It was an evening of grassroots star-studded power. Grounded with values of community, sustainability, and, of course, impeccable style, Retrofit Republic (RR) was honored to be a headlining designer. RR designed four looks with only sustainable or recycled materials inspired by the four elements: earth, fire, water, and wind (air). To learn more about this socially responsible sustainable vintage boutique, founded by this fabulous API duo, visit www.retrofitrepublic.com. Also visit, www.filipinos4action.org.
Christopher Punongbayan, Asian Law Caucus, Deputy Director
Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies/College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
Hair and Make-Up:
Step Heavvy, www.stepheavvy.com
Filmed, produced, edited, and photographed by Christine Joy Ferrer c. 2011 Eyes Opened Blog.