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The IN Exchange Annual Ethical Fashion Show

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For Erica Trani, owner and founder of nonprofit fair trade clothing store IN Exchange (Lavin Bernick Center, 29 McAlister Drive, Suite 107, 314-7463; www.inexchange.org), chic threads and social consciousness aren't mutually exclusive. Since 2007, IN Exchange has offered hip clothing, accessories and gift items made by local craftspeople and artisan cooperatives worldwide.

  At 9 p.m. Friday, March 25, IN Exchange hosts its third annual Ethical Fashion Show at Republic New Orleans (828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www.republicnola.com), coinciding with the launch of its new estore. Free vodka drinks kick off the event, where runway models will showcase spring dresses, locally designed T-shirts and other fair trade fashions, with live music by Big History and Royal Teeth.

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