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Sustainable Fashion to be Showcased in Special River Oaks Pop-Up — Fox Holt is Coming

Floral Design, Piercing Experts, Intimate Shopping Experiences and More

BY // 10.11.21

Sustainable fashion is more than a catchphrase to entrepreneurs Dale Volpe and Katy Rowley, owners of the curated website Fox Holt and its upcoming pop-up shop spinoff in Houston’s River Oaks District. Veterans of the fashion industry (and newly transplanted Texans to boot), this stylish duo eschews fast fashion for fashionable clothing, home and beauty items that will endure for many seasons to come.

Fox Holt was born from the idea that we can live beautifully while still caring for our planet and its inhabitants by inspiring a movement towards more thoughtful buying practices. Every brand featured on the Fox Holt website and in-store for its two-week pop-up tells the backstory of how they came to embrace a more sustainable manufacturing practice. Each product also carries one or more emblems connoting designs that give back or are vegan, artisan-made, socially conscious and made with organic, recycled, or sustainable materials.

For example, select a made-to-order Wangari blazer ($219) by zero-waste clothing label Bastet Noir and you’ll get a custom jacket created with discarded materials (aka deadstock) made by a community of single mothers in North Macedonia. The entire profit then will be reinvested to fund the growth of women-owned businesses there and will support the education of the mothers’ offspring in a country where the average monthly income is less than $300.

Fruit Leather NYC is disrupting the leather industry by creating leather-like bracelets made from “Apple Skin,” an innovative material made with the upcycled waste from apple juice production. Alana Athletica claims it is the world’s first social impact activewear brand. Their mission is to impact the lives of women in Sri Lanka who have survived abuse. Alana partners with humanitarian organizations to educate, employ and empower women with job skills training, employment, self-defense training and education. While Hargan Denim’s repurposed denim deconstructs vintage jeans and reconstructs them to create one-of-a-kind denim pieces.

Aside from combing through their proverbial racks in-store, the Fox Holt pop-up will also feature several special events, from a fall floral workshop to a piercing party to designer meet-and-greet shopping fetes. It will be open from October 18 to October 31 in River Oaks District (across from Hopdoddy).

Special Happenings at Fox Holt

Floral Design Class with Lisa Composto of Composto Fiori

Wednesday, October 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

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Join floral artist Lisa Composto of Composto Fiori for an immersive fall floral workshop. Participants get two hours of floral instruction and inspiring flower stories, lite bites and an inviting atmosphere while they create a seasonal fall arrangement with locally grown Texas flowers to take home.

You will design your fall arrangement in a traditionally crafted Chinese clay porcelain vase from one of Fox-Holts featured artisans. You’re encouraged to take the vase home to enjoy as a memento from this evening of creation and connection.

Composto Fiori designer Lisa Composto
Composto Fiori designer Lisa Composto

$135 Workshop seat includes:
• Two-hour floral design instruction by Composto Fiori artist and founder Lisa Composto and supplies
• Middle Kingdom Barbara Barry clay porcelain vase, handcrafted by artisans in the ancient kiln city of Jingdezhen, China, for guests to design in
• Seasonal locally grown Texas flowers

Paneros, Lauren DeCarli Event

Thursday, October 21 during boutique hours

This is an intimate shopping experience with Paneros designer and founder Lauren DeCarli. Known for its refined, sophisticated designs rooted in ethical practices, DeCarli will showcase a curated preview of Paneros’ fall collection and provide a gift with purchases exceeding $150 at the Fox Holt pop-up.

Title of Work, Jonathan Meizler Event

Friday, October 22 from 6 to 9 PM

Get ready for an intimate shopping experience with Title of Work designer Jonathan Meizler. Meizler’s ethical practices and conscious designs of hand-made jewelry, neckties and lifestyle objects will be showcased. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening in addition to 15 percent off all Title of Work pieces.

Piercing Party

Tuesday October 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

A local piercer will help you build the perfect ear stack with Fox Holt’s assortment of ethically sourced jewelry featuring designers. Expect a night of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary piercings with each jewelry purchase.

Pelush NYC, Anna Tagliabue Event

Friday, October 29 from 6 to 9 PM

On Friday, October 29, Pelush New York City founder Anna Tagliabue will showcase a curated collection of the brand’s hand-stitched one-of-a-kind vegan furs. Sip champagne and scout your next winter favorite with the founder.

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The Pelush Collection will be showcased at Fox Holt’s River Oaks pop-up.

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