15 November 2010 Raising Awareness on the Runway! Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: Items featured in "Oil Spill" Defenders has friends in fashion! And designer Yotam Solomon is using his upcoming spring collection to prove that environmental awareness is all the rage. Solomon - who says, “Environmentally friendly high fashion is on our forefront!” - drew inspiration for his coming spring collection, “Oil Spill,” from this year’s BP oil disaster, which he believes is “a major event in our decade and even century.” He hopes the collection, which comprises a variety of heels, dresses and separates, will raise awareness about the tragic oil spill and other environmental issues. Designer Yotam Solomon The eco-friendly designer has pledged to donate a portion of the sales from the 2011 collection to Defenders for our work in the Gulf. You don’t have to be a fashionista to know that hard work and generosity like that never go out of style! Learn more: Click here to see Yotam Solomon’s “Oil Spill” collection and more. YOU can help protect wildlife impacted by oil in the Gulf of Mexico too – urge your Senators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Accountability Act before Congress adjourns for the year. One Response to “Raising Awareness on the Runway!” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea.