Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas joins The Kritiq Team for The Kritiq Fashion Show Annual Platform that Highlights LOCAL Creative Designers
WHO/WHAT: Fourth Annual Fashion Show including seven designers showcasing seven outfits, all from area Goodwill stores! Plus their own original streetwear creations!
Who better to showcase the INNOVATIVE and CREATIVE and LOCAL fashion designs and the value of a good bargain than fashion designers? This partnership means so much to the show and designers because many grew up shopping at Goodwill. The Kritiq Team Fashion Show is excited to highlight fashion through this great partnership and bring the community together and HAVE FUN!
WHERE: The Grand Hall at Power & Light District, 1330 Baltimore Avenue, KCMO 64105
WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
WHY: The Kritiq Fashion Show concept came to be in 2014 and was introduced in the Fall of 2015. The Kritiq was started here in Kansas City by locals in order to create a platform for designers/brands, to give them the opportunity to expand both creativeness and awareness beyond Kansas City limits. Annually the show has returned every November showcasing up to 8 designers from streetwear to high fashion, for the past 3 years. The idea is to highlight local creatives in Kansas City but also share “The Kritiq” message of community love, togetherness and helping those that may lack confidence within themselves.
Goodwill is so much more than our thrift stores! 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends supports LOCAL programs and services like Quest Academy which gives individuals with barriers to employment a real-life work experience and soft skills to enter the workforce, GoodWORKS Career Resource Centers, which provide free career exploration assistance and is open to the public, and the Career Impact Program that pairs individuals with different abilities with career navigators and career coaches to succeed in the workplace.
Goodwill is a leader in sustainability, annually diverting 15 million pounds of computers, paper, clothing and textiles from area landfills, recovering the value through resale and recycle.