Every year since 2016, the Live2Free club on campus has hosted a Fair Trade Fashion Show to promote the consumption of ethically made clothing.
This year on Oct. 19, Live2Free partnered with Goodwill of Orange County, Soroptimist International, and Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force to put on the Fashion Show.
In Scott courtyard, they laid out the red carpet for several great brands, including Fair Trade LA, Known Supply, Opia Upcycling, and more!
This event was a great way for students to get involved on campus, whether they are a part of the Live2Free club, or not. The team offered the evening for the Vanguard population to volunteer to set up, take down, or model on the runway.
But attendees know that this event was not only a fashion show. It was also informative on the importance of fair trade production, and there was time given to shop.
After the event opened up with 30 minutes of shopping time, the panelists were brought to the front. This year the panel included Jasmine French, Elisha Chan, and Paul Chang. Each panelist was able to give great insight into their work with anti-human trafficking and fair trade production.
While every instance of the Fair Trade Fashion Show was memorable, perhaps the most exciting moment came at the end. Because of the good work that the Live2Free club does every day, and has been doing for so long, each member of the team was awarded a certificate of recognition from State Senator Josh Newman.
The Live2Free Fair Trade Fashion Show has become a staple of Vanguard University. It is a physical manifestation of the hard work, care, and passion that the students possess.
Congratulations to the Live2Free team for a job well done, and I hope to see you again next year!