Mercado Global will honor New York jewelry designer Pamela Love at its annual Celebration benefit to raise funds and awareness for the group’s efforts to empower female entrepreneurs.
Love will receive the 2017 Fashion Forward Visionary Award, and Mercado retail partner Accompany will be honored with the Global Impact Award. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and a silent auction followed by an after party to celebrate the women artisans Mercado Global employs.
Mercado Global is a Brooklyn-based accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs. Through donor-funded business education and leadership programs, they help women create community businesses to support themselves and their families. By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, they hope to change the status quo for women, communities and the industry.
Mercado Global’s innovative model and products have been featured by NPR, HuffPost, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and O, The Oprah Magazine and are carried by retailers such as Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Garnet Hill and The Ritz Carlton.
The Mercado Global Celebration will take place on Wednesday Oct. 18 at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC. Learn more here.