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A Fusion of Fashion And Charity in Metropolitan Detroit

It can’t be said enough how extremely fortunate we have been to develop interesting and important relationships with friends and supporters worldwide who have mentored and supported our luxury business.. 

That being said, we are always pleased to boast on our own first-rate creative talent around our hometown of Detroit and the State of Michigan.  There is an abundance of both established and up and coming designers and manufacturers who undoubtedly can compete with global fashion peers.  

Earlier this month, Beau Satchelle was privy to be a part of a showcasing event that displayed Michigan regional talent as well as have an opportunity to give back to some amazing local non-profits.  We enthusiastically promote supporting small designers and artisans who offer unique, handmade, custom designed pieces and urge our readers to browse their links.

Global fashion Expo and Runway Show took place on November 7th at the beautiful 100 year old  Flagstar Strand Theater and Entertainment Venue in Pontiac Michigan which is about 30 minutes from Downtown Detroit.  This is the organizers inauguration event with anticipated growth in the coming years.  The goals are to continue to highlight the future of fashion from the standpoint of creatives and Metro Detroit fashion businesses by supporting both emerging US and immigrant designers, assist international women to successfully thrive in the US, and advocate for the fashion sewing industry

The all day event consisted of a number of budding artists and student fashion designers, fashion vendors, a workshop panel discussion, and a silent charity auction in which Beau Satchelle donated a newly designed evening silver python clutch handbag specifically made for this event.  The hand-cut and hand-sewn bag from design to completion took approximately 36 hours. The design inspiration came from the approaching public holiday celebrations with a luxury clutch to match a woman’s evening ensemble.

Event Hosts and Emcees of the Runway Showcase Sheryln Fox, Ms. USA 2021 and Detroit Regional Director of Fashion Group International and  Mila Pershyna, Mrs. Michigan USA, CEO and Founder of MP Fashion USAMP Fashion School, and MP Global Foundation

The Fashion Runway consisted of a variety of designers including:

Refuge For Nations

The Authentic Anarchy Global

MP Fashion

BrittneyRayDerby Hats by RachelleVioleta Giovanna – Bejeweled Jewelry

The Panel Workshop, Hosted by Britney Ray Sogge  covered the everchanging topics of branding, trade marking, media, and business with guest speakers:

 Shannon Lazovski, The Lazov Agency

Jewelita Gant, Entertainment Attorney

Brand Hero Olga Kovtun, Brand Hero

Event beneficiaries

Refuge for Nations

Refuge for Nations is a social enterprise to empower refugee and immigrant women from around the world, now living in the US by creating sewing jobs for them.

Refuge for Nations is a unique clothing line, designed and stitched by refugee and immigrant women from around the world, now living in the US.

This nonprofit provides a collaborative space where women explore entrepreneurial opportunities as rfn simultaneously forms networks of support to bridge the gap among communities. They believe that it is their ethical and civic responsibility to help immigrants and refugees as much as feeding the hungry and caring for the sick and hurting.

Resolve to help those in immigrant communities who face linguistic, cultural, domestic, legal, and educational barriers. They resolved to create a workforce with newer imagination of opportunities within the American marketplace through reviving the art of sewing, embroidery, needlework, quilting, and applique

Elli’s House 


Elli’s House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving homeless & runaway women involved in human trafficking in the city of Detroit.  Our mission is to abolish sex trafficking in the city of Detroit through building relationships, offering safe shelter, and providing education.

Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world.  

Elli’s House was founded in 2017 by Deb Ellinger, a native Detroiter. While working with teen girls who were consistently running away from home, there was a clear need for a shelter in the city. Out of this need, Deb began Elli’s House. What began as an attempt to fill a need, has grown into a full non-profit organization. Today, they have a two-year residential shelter program, a middle school mentoring program, and provide food, hygiene, and clothing to survivors weekly through street outreach. 

Fashion Group International (FGI), Detroit Chapter

The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home.

The FGI mission is to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

Silent Auction winner of the Beau Satchelle Silver Python Clutch

Beau Satchelle’s team, over the years, has adopted several issues that are dear to us especially in the arena of women’s issues.  We were pleased to partner with our good friends, Sheryln and Mila to assist in bringing light to the cause of human trafficking which affects 25 million people worldwide and are humbled to have the capability to contribute to their inauguration affair and look forward to participating next year.   -AJ

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Thank you to following sites for additional content:

Polaris Project

Human Trafficking Hotline


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