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Socially-Responsible Style Takes Charge at Ethical Fashion Night

On Thursday night, one Bay Area-based group hopes to wow San Francisco style hounds with fashion that not only looks good, but does good at the same time.

Mixing educational displays on topics such as fair trade and sustainable production methods with fashion displays from labels such as PACT, Stewart + Brown, Indigenous and Vagadu, the first Ethical Fashion Night hopes attendees will learn about environmentally- and socially-responsible fashion while checking out looks from local companies and having a good time, thanks to the music, food and drinks that will be on offer throughout the evening in new SoMa venue The Hub.

“I hope people feel empowered to really make a positive impact on the world and society through what they wear. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be difficult,” says Domenica Peterson of Global Action Through Fashion, the organization behind the event.

Participants range from Russian Hill boutique Eco Citizen to TransFair USA, a nonprofit certifier of Fair Trade products, and Teens Turning Green, a student group promoting sustainable practices and environmental health.

Want to test your fashion ethics? RSVP online to attend. Ethical Fashion Night takes place Thursday, April 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Hub (901 Mission St.).