Fashion Week to End on a Vegan Note

New York, NY, September 12, 2011 --( Fur-less fashion is the theme for an upcoming U.S. Veg Corp event slated for Thursday, September 15, at the eco-friendly TriBeCa venue called Greenhouse.

“Have Mercy! (Fashion Event)” will feature new couture designs, vegan treats, music, dancing, and chocolate. Proceeds from the affair will benefit Mercy for Animals, a New York-based animal rescue organization.

Each of the fashion lines to be showcased bills itself as anti-fur and earth-friendly. Among them:

· Fraley Le, an award-winner from Chicago whose specialties include vibrantly colored evening gowns and cocktail dresses.

· Yane Mode, an edgy brand famous for its sleek drapings and soft jersey knits.

· Pretty Birdie by Stephanie Teague, who creates apparel and accessories from organic and sustainable fabrics infused with antique surplus and recycled materials.

· Sew Moe Designs, based in Asheville, South Carolina, offering handmade updated-vintage originals.

Weaving amongst the models, partygoers will find hors d’oeuvres from Verite Catering, dark chocolates from Rescue Chocolate, additional desserts from Bolaji Cuisine, functional waters from Balance, and other drinks from Mercy Beverage.

Entertainment will be provided by James Koroni’s Enforced Arch dance troupe, and vegan drag queen Honey LaBronx.

The backdrop for all of these goings-on is located at 150 Varick Street. The Greenhouse is New York’s first nightclub with LEED certification. Its walls are made of sustainable bamboo rather than wood, and the space is constructed mostly from recycled materials. It has the feel of a glitzy nature preserve with a huge waterfall and a ceiling made of live plants.

Tickets for Have Mercy! are $25 in advance ( and $40 at the door. The event will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Funds will be donated to Mercy for Animals, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Rescue Chocolate
Sarah Gross
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