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Elephantasia Invites Us to Stop the Slaughter and Fight With Fashion Featured

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Vancouver, BC:  Ninety-six African elephants die from poaching every day. That adds up to 35,000 elephants a year. At this rate elephants will be extinct in 8 years. Elephantasia, a unique, pachyderm-inspired fashion collection by 12 international designers aims to bring conservation into couture. This travelling exhibition will raise awareness and funds for the African elephants killed for their ivory and their babies suddenly orphaned as a result.

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 will premiere Elephantasia both on the runway March 19 and during a VIP Elephantasia Info Session on March 20. The show is at the beginning of their two-year-long campaign across North America. The next stops will be Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and New York. It is in collaboration with NOVICA of National Geographic and Elephantatics of Vancouver, Canada. Elephanatics is BC’s only elephant advocacy organization. The group helps the long-term survival of elephants by raising awareness; bringing events such as the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos to Vancouver; and educating about the life-threatening challenges posed by Africa’s poaching crisis and Asia’s tourist trade.

The Fashion Week runway on March 19 will feature guest speaker, Dr. Jake Wall, Chief Scientific Research Advisor for Elephanatics. He will explain how the current poaching crisis affects everyone, including the fashion industry. Dr. Wall developed a real-time monitoring system using GPS tracking technology inside collars worn by wild elephants, to counter poaching in Kenya and South Africa.

On March 20, Elephanatics will host an information session at Fashion Week’s Designer’s Showroom at the Chinese Cultural Centre at 4:00 pm. The booth will be facilitating baby elephant "adoptions" with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage in Kenya and donations for conservation through the African Wildlife Foundation.

Elephantasia’s producer, Ava J. Holmes of A-DOT Productions, invites you to partake in a high-profile, international effort to innovate the fashion industry with sustainability and promote conservation with creativity. “Just as fashion increases the demand for ivory it can also be used to slow the slaughter of these beautiful creatures,” states Ava Holmes.

 

EVENT DETAILS

 THE ELEPHANTASIA TOUR

Elephantasia at Vancouver
Fashion Week 

March 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Elephanatics Info Booth at
Vancouver Fashion Week

March 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Chinese Cultural Centre
of Greater Vancouver
50 East Pender Street,
Vancouver, BC

Seattle, WA - Spring 2016 

Vancouver, BC – Spring 2016

Los Angeles, CA - Summer 2016

Montreal, QC - Winter 2017

Toronto, ON - Summer 2017     

Manhattan, NY - Summer 2018

                   

FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN

www.vanfashionweek.com/elephanatics

www.elephanatics.org 

www.facebook.com/Elephanatics/ 
Twitter: @elephanaticsbc 

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