On November 14th Rethink Fabrics and Elena Bulatova Fine Arts presented Rethink Everything: The Art of Fashion & Sustainability to benefit the mission and vision of Rethink Worldwide, a non-profit organization focused on conserving the environment by ending single-use plastic. Produced by Rethink and 5am Global, the night was an evening of awareness and inspiration attended by national supporters, friends, colleagues, activists, media and the local community.
As you walked in the gallery (located at Aria Resort & Casino's gallery row), you were greeted by the beautiful hostesses that explained the experiences that took place through the evening. First, once you purchased a mystery gift ticket for a drawing at the end of the night, guests took the tickets to the Rethink Fabrics station where they were able to choose a plastic water bottle from the Rethink ambassadors. They then opened the empty bottle, placed the ticket stub in the bottle and drop it in the beautifully designed Rethink recycling bin. Attendees then have the option to enjoy complimentary libations in the bar area while viewing the silent auction items and placing their bids. Shortly after, food was served on a tray while guests enjoyed the beautiful art throughout the gallery. They also had the opportunity to take photos on the red carpet, AND, find hidden artistic plastic bottles to exchange for a complimentary Rethink Fabrics t-shirt. The evening was full of conversations and awareness. Presentations and speeches were given by Elena Bulatova Fine Arts, Rethink Fabrics and Rethink Worldwide emceed by 5am Global.
What is the problem:
Plastics and their byproducts are littering our cities, oceans, and waterways, and contributing to health problems in humans and animals. Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. Today, single-use plastics account for 40 percent of the plastic produced every year. Many of these products, such as plastic bags and food wrappers, have a lifespan of mere minutes to hours, yet they may persist in the environment for hundreds of years. There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Plastics consistently make up 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied. Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That’s the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world. (References: National Geographic)
Why Rethink Worldwide:
"Thank you to everyone who support our cause to conserve the environment by ending single-use plastic. One day at a time we will educate everyone on how to live sustainably, provide eco-friendly solutions to corporations and provide sustainable jobs in underserved communities. Join our #50millionbottlechallenge, every shirt you buy diverts 15 plastic water bottles from oceans & landfills." Li Jackson, Executive Director at Rethink Worldwide.
Thank you to everyone that made this evening a success:
Roy White for Rethink Fabrics - Eco Luxury fashion
Velana Luxury - Comfortable and luxurious sustainable fashion
Mencatto - by Aldo Mencatto fashion, live the experience of his style inside his soul
District One LV - Inventive Vietnamese & Asian fusion dishes
RedShare - Shared power bank rentals
Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon - incredible zip lining experience in the West
Sundance Helicopters - breathtaking tours to the Grand Canyon, the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam
Big Bus Las Vegas - Hop on discover, Hop off explore
702 prep - healthy chef crafted meals delivered to your door
Trigon Diamonds - A Selection of Diamonds & a Unique Collection of Jewelry in Gold and Platinum
Sin City Cupcakes - alcohol infused cupcakes
Brooklyn's Best Pizza & Pasta - best pizza and pasta in town
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group - fabric banners and more
Photographer: Ashok BK
Videographer: IDfx Digital Marketing Productions
Launched April 2019, Rethink Worldwide is the non-profit arm to Rethink Fabrics. It is a charity organization focused on conserving the environment by ending single-use plastic. Every shirt purchased through Rethink Fabrics will benefit Rethink Worldwide's mission to conserve the environment.
Its vision is to: 1)Educate individuals on how to live sustainably, 2)Provide eco-friendly solutions to corporations, and 3)Create sustainable jobs in underserved communities.
Rethink Worldwide's mission is to "inspire every human to care about our planet earth, and take immediate action to help conserve the environment."
Click on the "Get Involved" button below to join Rethink Worldwide's mission and attend upcoming events, community clean up and mission trips.
At least 15 water bottles avoid our oceans and landfills for every RETHINK shirt that is produced.
Whether you are a socially conscious consumer, or driving a corporate sustainability program, you can lead an effort in diverting over 3 million bottles out of the waste stream each year.
Our goal is to change the consumer perception of plastic as waste to plastic as resource. We do this by . . . creating high quality, desirable products the average US consumer will perceive as more valuable than what is currently on the market.
Thank you for your support of Rethink Fabrics since 2008. We are now a part of the Viriditas Holdings Company, and we are excited about what the next 10 years will bring. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come and follow us on Instagram!