Click HERE to watch a video of FFP president Chris Belisle!

FFP president Chris Belisle and FFP co-founder Kadreika Maiden © Tony Powell

FFP president Chris Belisle and FFP co-founder Kadreika Maiden © Tony Powell

How often do you think about where you’re clothing is made, or by whom? Was someone paid a fair wage? These questions often go unasked in relation to what we place on our bodies each day. Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP), one of the largest fashion fundraisers in DC, which celebrated it’s 501(c)(3) status last night at Scion in Dupont Circle, IS asking those questions…and many more.

Yvette Castro, Cindy Booth, Kevin Gouveia, and Irvin Marrero © Tony Powell

Yvette Castro, Cindy Booth, Kevin Gouveia, and Irvin Marrero © Tony Powell

In addition to hosting Industry Workshops and Socially Responsible Consumer Workshops, FFP hosts a local fashion competition and an Annual Benefit. The mood was lively and the air filled with talk of their 5th Anniversary Gala – September 25th at The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. FFP co-founders Sylvie Luanghy and Kadrieka Maiden, along with president Chris Belisle took over Scion’s outdoor patio and indoor bar with several dozen friends to celebrate the milestone for the organization. With the new status comes the ability to seek out greater funding from a wider variety of sources to fund its myriad programs designed to foster sustainable community empowerment. No doubt this is just a beginning for FFP!

Judith Dror and FFP co-founder Sylvie Luanghy © Tony Powell

Judith Dror and FFP co-founder Sylvie Luanghy © Tony Powell

FFP co-founder Kadreika Maiden, Jodi King, and Adra Williams © Tony Powell

FFP co-founder Kadreika Maiden, Jodi King, and Adra Williams © Tony Powell

Shannon Cline and Rebecca Ballard © Tony Powell

Shannon Cline and Rebecca Ballard © Tony Powell

FFP co-founder Sylvie Luanghy © Tony Powell

FFP co-founder Sylvie Luanghy © Tony Powell

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