A day of industry professionals delivering personal accounts, advice, and information for designers of all ages. Networking, area fashion school recruitment booths, and more! Space is limited! Coffee and lunch are included. Purchase your tickets here!
Mark your calendars for Rightfully Sewn's 2017 Fashion Biennial taking place on the evening of Saturday, December 2 at the gorgeous Grand Hall (13th & Baltimore). It will be the most opulent fashion event Our City has seen in decades and will raise critical operating dollars for our seamstress training and fashion designer professional development programs. Sign up for advance ticket notification here!
On Friday August 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, The Gown Gallery will open their doors to their newly renovated 7 East Event space for an Intergalactic Fashion Exhibition of Design and Photography.
Curated by Garment Manufacturer Laura Treas, 12 fashion designers will present their original garments, jewelry, and accessories in a live model exhibition open to the public. Underwater photographs by Mark Allen will also be on display.
Two Rightfully Sewn Resident Designers, Kate Nickols and Sarah Nelsen, will have designs featured in this event.
You Are Invited to a Watch Party!
Rightfully Sewn, along with Hufft Projects, About the Coffee, and Craig Smith are featured on KCPT’s latest Show Me Series. Their innovative series heralds "movers and shakers who are shaping our great city."
Light appetizers provided by our friends at Grünauer and 20% of beverage sales will benefit Rightfully Sewn’s programs!
Mark your calendars for the fashionable Derby Party benefiting the Kansas City Museum! Plan to partake in the best-dressed and best-hat competitions with special guest judges: Jennifer Lapka of Rightfully Sewn, Tom Paolini of Paolini Garment Company, and Amy Appleton Dreyer of Steps of Style. Enjoy live music, southern food bites and beverages, and yard games, and watch the race on a big screen!
Join Johnson County Recycles and the merchants of Downtown Overland Park for a FREE screening of The True Cost, a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the clothing industry has on the world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have continued to grow dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who is really paying for the price of our clothing?
6:30 p.m. | Doors Open/Ethical Fashion Show Begins
7:00 p.m. | Screening of The True Cost Begins
8:30 p.m. | Question & Answer Session
Hear Rightfully Sewn founder and president, Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer, speak about how her organization is working to bring opportunity and jobs to our community through the business of fashion. Three of the five Rightfully Sewn resident fashion designers, Kate Nickols, Ami Beck, and Sarah Nelsen, will also speak about their design influences, creative processes, and business practices.
Rightfully Sewn provides seamstress training for at-risk women so they can thrive in a specialized workforce that will reestablish Kansas City as an epicenter of garment manufacturing, while at the same time, propel Kansas City fashion designers to market so they can supply the burgeoning demand for high-quality, American-produced garments.