The New York Fashion Week show mixed couture with cannabis.
Designer and “Project Runway” alumni Korto Momolu debuted a collection of women’s wear largely made of hemp. Momolu partnered with Women Grow, the largest network of women with the cannabis and hemp industries to put on the show.
“Women Grow has a great handle on an industry that is about to truly explode, and this offers a huge opportunity for women to make their mark,” she stated. “They’re all about empowering women, and that’s what resonated with me the most.”
Momolu’s runway collection included 26 different looks. Most of the designs utilize hemp, jute, linen, and cork and are all sustainable.
Women Grow’s mission is to cultivate women leadership within the cannabis industry.
“While the intersection of the fashion and cannabis industries may not seem obvious at first, the collaboration was created to amplify the message of Women Grow—Empowerment, Inspiration, and Education,” the company’s CEO Chanda Macias stated.
Industries like beauty and wellness have long embraced cannabis for its many naturally beneficial properties.
“The value of sustainable fabrications that come from cannabis is indisputable from an economic and environmental position,” Women Grow stated in a press release.