Learn more about what I do with Teens Go Green as the spokesperson and ambassador for CATA: Consumers Against Toxic Apparel, as my official wardrobe sponsor. Their affiliate companies' clothes are made of certified organic and natural fiber material, with the utmost integrity.
|Posted by Teens Go Green on June 17, 2016 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
After Model 4 Miracles has finally settled down, we are putting together ideas for next year and we are so excited. My mother, sister, and I stopped by the office to drop things off and just share with the Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Staff how things went this year.
For this event, I wanted to wear something appropriate for all ages but still stylish. I love the periwinkle blue color of the Consumers Against Toxic Apparel affiliate Silver Needle & Thread skirt and how the fin on my waist was perfect. It brightened my entire wardrobe and I loved the style!
|Posted by Teens Go Green on June 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's hard to believe I am growing up, and before I know it I will have to be an adult. I'm on the path right now of finding a career path that interests me, and I realized my passion for environmental advocacy is something I can continue for my future in a larger level. I believe working with the government and policy makers, I can really make an environmental impact in my community.
In terms of the Orange County Environmental Protection Division, I've volunteered with them throughout many years. With Enviroscape workshops, storm drain labeling, clean ups, and National Public Lands Day, it was a fantastic opportunity for my volunteers no matter what age to take initiative on environmental activities and really see the impact.
I'm so excited now to be interning with them and I cannot wait to see what's in store. I was nervous figuring out what to wear for orientation, and I realized if I intern for the environmental protection division I want to stay true to my values and wear something environmentally friendly. Consumer's Against Toxic Apparel affiliate Silver Needle & Thread creates customized certified organic outfits that are perfect for any occasion. And this occasion was no different. I loved wearing the white organic cotton asymmetrical top! It looked so professional but chic, and was crisp for the business attire.
|Posted by Teens Go Green on June 15, 2016 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
It's been a hectic week preparing for my trip to Australia! I'm so glad I was able to go to Clearwater to be interviewed at Dawn Reese's show, Tan Talk and Hollywood Connections, I loved sharing my platform, Model 4 Miracles, and my journey to Pageant of the World as Miss Hong Kong.
I wore Consumers Against Toxic Apparel CATA affiliate Silver Needle & Thread, with my favorite certified organic pattern! The design of the dress was unique as the cuts were more geometric. The dress was knee length and movable, so it went great with a belt! Thank you so much Consumers Against Toxic Apparel, for giving me the opportunity to advocate for slow fashion and let people know to avoid clothes with toxic materials.
You can watch some of the interview here! https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.tran.1994/videos/10208474599854379/
|Posted by Teens Go Green on May 13, 2016 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
One of the best things about running Model 4 Miracles and Miss Miracles is seeing how other people have grown more and more involved in the cause and have gone out of their way in their communities to make an impact. My Miss Charity titleholders, Logan Wilson and Amanda Ng, are no exception to that!
Miss Charity Logan Wilson hosted a Paint the Booty Pirate Party at the Winey Wench, where we painted a beautiful canvas hot air balloon like the one on the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals logo. I've been better at driving now so I decided to take my sister and support her efforts. We had an amazing time, but I remember trying to figure out what I wanted to wear. Of course I wanted to be cute, but I needed something extremely comfortable and flexible to move in. The Consumer's Against Toxic Apparel affiliate Silver Needle & Thread dark blue long sleeve dress was the perfect choice! The inner lining is warm and good for the cold AC there, but was so comfortable I could sleep in it!
|Posted by Teens Go Green on April 14, 2016 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
Whenever you see a viral new article on a food recall, especially if it's something you consume regularly, you freak out and make sure return or discard all of it and try to wash it out of your system. When have you ever heard of a recall on clothes? There is not enough regulation on what types of chemicals can be put into textiles. Especially now that corporations want to only make the largest amount of clothes in lowest cost possible. Fast fashion is becoming a "first world problem" that's going to also harm everyone else around the world, and our mother earth. The polyesters and nylons of our world will accumulate in landfills or in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Something must be done
Funny that we mention skin deep, as the skin is the largest organ in your body. It is constantly exposed to textiles and the chemicals inside them. We are constantly exposed to food, cosmetics, and clothes and consume the mass manufactured chemicals that go inside them, whether we like it or not. How can we stop this ever rampant problem from exponentially growing?
The solution starts in your community.
Locally grown and made organic certified and natural fiber clothes are the answer. We know this because there was not a problem before fast fashion. We need to go back to these traditional practices and not have selfish and monetary motives or else the long term effects will destroy us as a whole.
I support Consumers Against Toxic Apparel because they are a trusted, guaranteed, company with the best integrity. They certify and promote the local and organic companies we need to work with and use as consumers to make our communities and the environment a better place to live.
Fashion and trends come and go, but plastics will last forever, so we need to use these companies to create sustainable slow fashions and make it a style, and lifestyle that will last for generations. The beauty lies within its longevity.
|Posted by Teens Go Green on March 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
I am so excited to see the Sustainable Wellness Home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas! I've heard from friends it's a beautiful area, and following up on the events it seems amazing! The opening tour was a huge success, a large turnout despite the weather. The line up of organic sponsors also look really great, from food samples from the organic chef, to cosmetics, to bed and furniture, it's unbelievable how there's so many aspects of sustainability in the home. I can hardly wait!
|Posted by Teens Go Green on March 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
After a long drive from Miami to Orlando, the following day I went back down but to the other side in Fort Myers. My younger sister was competing for the Miss Young Preteen Earth and I was able to share my experience competing at the national pageant last year and going to Taiwan. I wore my Silver Needle & Thread jumpuit, a Consumers Against Toxic Apparel Affiliate. I love wearing it because it's very usable, I can bend down to crown little girls or take pictures with them. They also had pockets where I could keep my cell phone and other things I needed. There was also a strap around my neck so it wouldn't slip! It's one of my favorite pieces and I recommend it for any event, fancy or casual (but you still need to stand out!)
|Posted by Teens Go Green on March 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
The very first thing I did on Spring Break was drive five hours from school to Winter Garden to take part in Bridgewater Middle School's Spring Fair! I remember working with the students when they were in Keene's Crossing Elementary School and they've grown up so much already! We had eco games, showed my newest design from soda cans, and reached out for more volunteers. I wore my silk dupioni dress from Silver Needle & Thread, a Consumers Against Toxic Apparel affiliate. It was fantastic to wear because it was classy, stood out, and was very appropriate for the middle school event. I think with children it's important to dress age appropriate!
|Posted by Teens Go Green on January 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
When I competed in Miss Earth Florida, I learned about many of the esteemed judges. In fact, that is where I met Patricia Davis of CATA. I even remember when she asked me in the interview what I would like to improve upon the US Environmental Protection Agency (which lead to my angry rant about certain certain committees going degrading the EPA). Another judge I learned about was Emah Madegwa, former Miss Earth Kenya and United Nations Environmental Envoy. She also worked for the UNEP for many years as a communications specialist and now does the communications and public relations for Benzer Pharmacy, with the Dispose My Meds Environmental Campaign.
I love meeting other women that are so passionate about the environment, empowered by their ambitions, and also have a love for fashion! It's an EXTREMELY rare combination of things but it's so interesting to learn and know. I was able to meet Emah again over the holiday and learn more about what she does. Together, we can show environmentalism isn't a stigma of "hippies", but a choice that can be adapted to any lifestyle.
I wore my custom sewn Silver Needle & Thread dress, a CATA Affiliate.
|Posted by Teens Go Green on January 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
It's hard to believe about a year ago I met Patricia of Consumers Against Toxic Apparel and learned what it's all about. I love everything I get to wear, the amazing opportunities where I can showcase these clothes, and represent an incredible company with the upmost integrity.
But the best part of it all, is being a part of something that can change the game for the fashion industry. Pushing the limits of sustainability and showing people anything is possible.
There are many exciting things coming into works with CATA, I don't even know where to begin! CATA and Pure Integrity Verified Seal are having web and radio shows and are filming an upcoming documentary, "The Solution." They are creating a Sustainable Wellness home, a revolutionary house that will have all sustainable products and functions. They will be doing tours of the home regularly, check it out here!
Coming up, I will be on my way to Arkansas to speak on behalf of CATA at the Live Happy. Be Pure! Gala and Organic Festival right after my final exams. Thousands of guests will be in attendance to learn about environmental solutions and products that can truly make our world a better place. We have gurus like Lynette, Patricia, and more. It's such an honor for me to be around such incredible people and to be a part of the tremendous growth of CATA after one year!
If you would like to be a part of this exciting endeavour, please contact
- Organic Guru, Lynnette Marie
- [email protected]
- CATA Creator, Patricia Davis
- [email protected]
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