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Safety in Style: Face Masks & Fashion in City Heights


  • WHEN Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE Fair at 44, 4350 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

Safety in Style: Face Masks & Fashion in City Heights

As part of the Mingei Museum’s inaugural San Diego Design Week, the International Rescue Committee Small Business Development Center (IRC SBDC), The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association (BIA), and Bohdi Tree Concerts presents Safety in Style: Face Masks & Fashion in City Heights. San Diegans are invited to join a virtual fashion show on Saturday, September 12 from 11 am – 1 pm featuring refugee and immigrant designers based in City Heights.

150 free masks commissioned from participating designers will be distributed to City Heights residents on a first come, first serve basis at the Fair@44 location on El Cajon Boulevard. Complimentary lunch from #TakeWhatYouNeedTuesday will also be provided to anyone in need.

In an effort to showcase local clothing designers from City Heights, the IRC SBDC and the El Cajon BIA will be showcasing diverse designers working in the small business community.

Participating designers will also be selling face masks and matching apparel, while showing their fabulous designs through the live stream fashion show from The Boulevard’s Instagram account, elcajonboulevard. Musical accompaniment will be provided by a local Congolese band, Revolution Gospel International, thanks to Bodhi Tree Concerts.

Designers will showcase 3 – 5 unique designs, including new lines of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of vibrant and eye-catching face masks. Designers come from an array of countries including Somalia, Uganda, Iraq, and Togo. Participating businesses are refugee or immigrant-owned and include both established designers who have been creating innovative and beautiful clothing and accessories, as well as designers who have more recently joined the local fashion scene.

Join us in supporting the City Heights community and the El Cajon Boulevard BIA. Social distancing and masks will be required throughout the event.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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