Chicago Department of Aviation at HMSHost-sponsored Airports Going Green, the 2nd Annual Sustainable Fashion Show on October 26 in Chicago

CHICAGO, 2015-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Join us for a very special event at Airports Going Green: The 2nd Annual Sustainable Fashion Show presented Monday evening, October 26.  Sponsored by HMSHost, the Fashion Show will highlight clothes and accessories made from re-purposed and sustainable materials crafted by the Fashion Studies Department at Columbia College in Chicago.

The Fashion Show will be produced by Latino Fashion Week and will highlight outfits worn by local models and many of our industry volunteers. Hudson Group and Coca-Cola helped us secure the participation of Renew Merchandise, which is donating materials for the show.  Renew Merchandise is a company that makes fabric from recycled plastics using an energy efficient process, salvaging resources that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  Savors Thrift Store is also contributing second-hand clothing from its local stores. United Airlines‘ used seat-fabric and banner materials will again be used to create surprising fashion possibilities.

All upcycled, recycled, and re-used fabric donations will be creatively fashioned by Columbia College students and displayed on the “AGG Runway” at Tunnel Night Club in downtown Chicago.  Last year’s show was one of the most memorable events from the conference, so we are excited to see what designs will be unveiled in 2015.

And the fun doesn’t stop after the show!  Immediately following the event, EDI and Blue Sky Energy Solutions will treat all attendees to food and drink at John Barleycorn, capping off a full Chicago night-life experience in a trendy social setting.

Date: Monday, October 26, 2015

Sustainable Fashion Show
Time: 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Tunnel, 151 W Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Sponsor: HMSHost


After Party (connected to Tunnel)
Time: 8:30 p.m. – midnight
Where: John Barleycorn, 149 W Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654
Sponsor: EDI and Blue Sky Energy Solutions

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available

Demonstrate your company’s commitment to the aviation industry by becoming an event sponsor! By doing so, you will showcase your company’s dedication to promoting environmental excellence through education. For sponsorship availability, contact Gwen Papineau Basaria, AAAE at (703) 797-2540 or

Airports Going Green is the aviation industry’s leading sustainability forum, and will offer the opportunity to hear about the latest on how sustainability is driving airport projects and initiatives. Airports Going Green attracts exceptional keynotes from aviation and other industries who share their visions and sustainability successes, including sustainability case studies, innovations, and achievements from around the world. We’ll hear from industry leaders on initiatives for reducing environmental impacts, achieving economic benefits, and increasing awareness with the traveling public.


The 8th Annual Airports Going Green Conference | October 25-28, 2015

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, Illinois

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