California Market Center (CMC) is partnering with prominent non-profit organization Red Eye to host the 3rd installment of its new Charity Shopping Event series, “Fashion With A Cause”, scheduled for Friday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Fashion With A Cause event will feature a curated array of Contemporary apparel, accessories and lifestyle products for women, men, children, and home, in addition to food vendors and family-friendly activities, with event admission fees and 5% of vendor sales being donated to the Red Eye organization.

Taking place to coincide with the LA Fashion District’s traditional Sample Sale Friday, visitors can expect a juried marketplace filled with choice brands.  Previous vendors have included For Love & Lemons, Fidelity Jeans, Kitsch, Vanessa Mooney, Spiritual Gangster, Crap Eyewear, DL1961 Denim, The Giving Keys, The Beach People, Eberjey, Poprageous, and many more.

The CMC first launched its Fashion With A Cause shopping event as a means to integrate community-building and social-consciousness into its public fashion events, teaming up to benefit the Wags and Walks dog rescue organization for its first two events held in 2016.  This summer, the CMC is proud to partner with Red Eye, whose volunteers are dedicated to empowering local youth and communities in need through mentorship and various programs.

“Red Eye is excited to partner with the CMC for their Fashion With A Cause event,” said Justin Mayo, Founder of Red Eye. “It is an awesome way for our non-profit to engage with culture creators, influencers and leaders within the fashion industry and Downtown Los Angeles community who might not yet be involved with Red Eye. This event will empower creatives with the opportunity to make a local impact through mentorship of kids in the housing projects and helps to meet the needs of those living on the streets of Skid Row.  TOGETHER, we are creating a better tomorrow, TODAY.”

Sponsors for this kid-friendly event already include Jelly Belly, BAI, Califia Farms, and OH! Snap Studios, who will provide event-goers with complimentary treats, refreshments and photo booth portraits, along with additional food and drink vendors, plus fun activities for kids to enjoy at the event.

“The CMC is honored to be working with an important community organization like Red Eye,” said Rebecca Dennis, Event Manager. “Based on the successful outpouring of support shown by our shoppers and the fashion industry community at our previous Fashion With A Cause events, we’re excited to rally the fashion community to pay it forward once again and help support programs that benefit our local youth in need.”

Open to the general public, admission to the event is a $5.00 cash donation (per person) with all admissions proceeds being donated to Red Eye. The event will be held Friday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the CMC.

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About California Market Center (CMC):  The CMC is downtown LA’s iconic hub for the Fashion & Creative industries, home to hundreds of premier Showrooms, Creative Office Spaces, and Special Event Venues. The CMC is host to a year-round calendar of notable Markets, Tradeshows & Conferences, in addition to Shopping & Community Events open to the public.


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About Red Eye:  Red Eye is a non-profit 501©3 with a successful track record of 10+ years in bringing together creative individuals with local children on a weekly basis to make our communities a better place for all. Red Eye founded the Youth Mentor initiative and has been featured in publications ranging from Forbes, InStyle, People, BET, Entertainment Tonight, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, Hollywood Life, HuffPost, Modern Luxury, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, TMZ, and Success Magazines. Red Eye has partnered with & has been honored by the United Nations, UNICEF, Young G8 Summit and The White House, as well as by President Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton among other world leaders. Red Eye has empowered over 3,900 volunteers, connecting them to 12,500+ children, youth and families in need. Red Eye has done this through dedicating over 93,750 hours to 750+ projects, and by collaborating with 57 non-profits and 42 consumer brands, helping to change our community in the process.

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Instagram: @redeyeinc



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