Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Eco-Chic Expo Blooms this May Day in Seattle
Interactive Green Lifestyle Event Debuts to Share Tips and Tricks to Going Green
Eco-Chic Expo: an interactive green lifestyle event launches May 1st to prove that going green is more stylish and easier than some think. Showcasing more than 15 local companies in every lifestyle category, Eco-Chic Expo exhibitors will entertain and educate guests of this free event about how to live more sustainably. The latest harvest from three local, eco-friendly companies – Tread Light Gifts, mamaswap.com and Satsuma Designs - the Eco-Chic Expo will be held Saturday, May 1st at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center from 10a-2p.
“Going green isn’t all about having a chicken coop and composting, although those are great ways to live sustainably! We want to share with our community that a greener life can be easy, fun, even fashionable,” quips Tracy Anderson, Eco-Chic Co-founder and CEO of Tread Light Gifts. Among other demonstrations and interactive how-tos, guests can learn how to create a landscape to feed a family, make organic paper for writing and wrapping, mix up non-toxic, all natural cleaning products, enjoy natural spa treatments and complimentary brow and lip sugaring, design green interior spaces, fashion organic clothing and jewelry, swap gently used kids clothing and gear, and enjoy an Eco-Chic Expo exclusive, a Dante Inferno’s Eco-Dog!
Designed to connect community with accessible, fun ways to live a greener life, event organizers reached out to local lifestyle brands known for their commitment to sustainability. “At thinknow, we believe sustainability or 'being green' is not a single effort or one-time fashion statement. It’s a lifestyle, a community ethos and a plan for the world's future. The Eco-Chic Expo presents an excellent platform to participate in a premiere eco-community effort to inform and inspire a great local audience,” shares Becky Ellis, exhibitor and eco-friendly jewelry designer.
“There are so many levels of green and just as many ways to go green. Being green can be as simple as remembering your mom’s voice reminding you turn off the lights when you leave a room or rinse out that Ziploc bag to use again,” laughs Sarah Bell, Eco-Chic Co-Founder and CEO of mamaswap.com, an online consignment community for families.
Bell will moderate two family gear swaps at 11a and 1p where gently used, durable and beautiful brands will be passed on to greener pastures. Guests planning to swap their gently used baby and children’s items are invited to visit mamaswap.com to register for the swaps.
About Eco-Chic Expo
Eco-Chic Expo: an interactive green lifestyle event is the first travelling local showcase of sustainable lifestyle companies working to educate, encourage and entertain Seattleites interested in going green in any part of life: home, health, food, fashion, baby, beauty, interiors, travel and more. For more information, visit www.ecochicexpo.blogspot.com
About Eco-Chic Expo Creators
Tread Light Gifts offers eco-friendly, yet eco-chic gifts that you will be proud of giving to your friends, family, colleagues, and even yourself. Tread Light Gifts believes that you don't have to sacrifice style in order to live a life that is earth conscious. www.treadlightgifts.com
Mamaswap.com is an easy way for people to sell their used kid's stuff directly to people who want to buy it. www.mamaswap.com
Satsuma Designs creates all natural gifts and gear for baby and home. Made in Seattle and sold around the world to comfort and clothe babies of all ages. www.satsumadesigns.com