Mandaue Business Month culminates with eco-walk

THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. will culminate the month-long celebration of Mandaue Business Month 2011 with a Chamber Night featuring an Eco-Walk: Sustainability in Style tonight at 6 at the Oakridge Pavillion, Oakridge Business Park, AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City.

For the past weeks, the chamber, along with its partners Cebu provincial government and the Mandaue City government has filled the month of August with events and activities to promote and advocate for a sustainable and green Mandaue.

The theme “Transformation Through Innovation” has been fitting this year as MCCI showcased the best economic, social and cultural endowments and potentials of Mandaue City.

Eco-Walk: Sustainability in Style is a fashion show in partnership with Anthill Fabric Gallery and the University of San Carlos Fashion Design students under mentor Peewee Sineneng, one of Cebu’s premier designers.

This is a two-part fashion show where young designers will showcase their creations out of the non-toxic waste materials of MCCI’s member companies. The challenge is to make a complete fashionable ensemble using scrap materials unimaginable to the conventional world of fashion.

On the other hand, as part of MCCI’s fund-raising for the Gawad Kalinga multipurpose hall in Maguikay, Mandaue, prominent Cebuano women and children will also do the walk in clothes from fabrics out of scrap thread woven by the indigenous communities in the northern Philippines and designed by senior and junior Cebuano designers including Leonardo Igloria, Rey Escario, Owen Taborada, Hans Coquilla, Lorrmer Villareal, Alejandro Godinez, Rey Humberto Villegas, Manuel Tomaque, Yves Camingue and Edwin Alba and Cary Santiago.

The Chamber Night is also MCCI’s way of thanking all sponsors who supported the celebration of the Mandaue Business Month 2011.