Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration 2018

The Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration is at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan’s East Village on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 6:30 pm. From $125. Get tickets at

Mercado Global isn’t just about looking fashionable. It’s about giving rural Guatemalan women the training and tools they need to become entrepreneurs, giving them pride in their own cultural heritage, and pride in their own work.

Help change the world, one handbag at a time.

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration

It is an annual benefit to raise funds and awareness for the work Mercado Global does to empower women entrepreneurs. The 6th annual Fashion Forward Celebration will be held during Dia de Los Muertos: Thursday November 1st at The Bowery Hotel.

Guests include actor Aaron Diaz and chef Franco Noriega, and executives from fashion brands including Valentino, Calvin Klein, Conde Nast and WWD.

Mercado Global will honor:

  • Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America, with the 2018 Fashion Forward Visionary Award
  • Yael Aflalo, Founder of Reformation, with the 2018 Global Impact Award
  • Alida Boer, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, with the 2018 Ambassador Award

Guests will enjoy a Latin-themed chef’s tables and cocktails, silent auction, and a guest DJ to celebrate the women artisans Mercado Global empowers.

Sponsors include Santera Tequila, Baby Brasa, Toalache and Bayou.

Mercado Global

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, we help women create community businesses to support themselves and their families.

By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, we are changing the status quo for women, communities, and the industry.

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration Tickets

From $125

Get tickets at

Visit the Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 6:30 pm

The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
(at 3rd St)
East Village, Manhattan


(6) to Bleecker St

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