The Red Collection Fundraiser - What a night!

On Wednesday 14th November, the Studio at Komedia was transformed into a feminist paradise, full of beautiful clothes, great tunes and wonderful people, all in aid of The Red Box Project, and sponsored by the brilliant Lewes FC Women. There was (of course!) an abundance of red glitter-dipped tampons, a towering pile of donations to The Red Box Project, and by the end of the night most of the crowd were sporting Lewes FC Women’s ‘Equality FC’ pins.

The main event of the evening, the catwalk, went off without a hitch, thanks to our wonderful models, who all volunteered their time, and the excellent compèring skills of Fizzy Snood (complete with excellent tampon-themed headpiece). We were thrilled that so many of you loved the pieces, all donated by the female makers, and took them home with you, making a valuable donation to The Red Box Project.

Video by D.Star Production who captured the awesome atmosphere from the night

We could wax lyrical about the event all day, but the figures do speak for themselves: we sold 110 event tickets (in fact, we sold out!); 130 raffle tickets, lots of pieces of clothing and accessories were sold, and of course, you all raised an incredible total of £900 - thank you so much to all of you for your generous donations. Even by buying a ticket to the event you helped raise valuable funds for the Brighton & Hove branch of The Red Box Project.

The Red Box Project Brighton & Hove - photo by  Spilt Milk

The Red Box Project Brighton & Hove - photo by Spilt Milk

We’re so proud to be part of a community that cares so much for the rights and welfare of women and girls, and thanks to your generous contributions the final sum of £900 will not only buy pads and tampons, but will allow the women behind The Red Box Project to reach more girls in need.

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Clothing from The Red Collection - photo by  Spilt Milk

Clothing from The Red Collection - photo by Spilt Milk

Over half the collection was sold, and the rest of the beautiful pieces will be listed in Sister Society’s online shop soon - we’re biased, but we think they’d make great Christmas gifts!

Louisa & Cecily Sister Society co-founders - photo by  Vegan But Not

Louisa & Cecily Sister Society co-founders - photo by Vegan But Not

We want to take this moment to say a MASSIVE thank you to all our volunteers, contributors, models, sponsors, venue, hairstylists & muas, photographers, videographer, DJ & compere - we couldn’t have done it without you all!

Here’s some photos from the night:

Our amazing compere  Sara AKA Fizzy Snood  - what a legend!

Our amazing compere Sara AKA Fizzy Snood - what a legend!

Louisa & Cecily take to the stage - photo by  Spilt Milk

Louisa & Cecily take to the stage - photo by Spilt Milk

Sara AKA Fizzy Snood with Red box co-ordinators for Brighton & Hove Bramble and Emma

Sara AKA Fizzy Snood with Red box co-ordinators for Brighton & Hove Bramble and Emma

Jacket by  Nice Things By Topsy  modelled by Seer - photo by  Spilt Milk

Jacket by Nice Things By Topsy modelled by Seer - photo by Spilt Milk

Amazing chunky scarf by  Renee and Burt  modelled by Michiel - photo by  Spilt Milk

Amazing chunky scarf by Renee and Burt modelled by Michiel - photo by Spilt Milk

Karen Dobres from Lewes FC Women our Red Collection event sponsors - photo by  Vegan But Not

Karen Dobres from Lewes FC Women our Red Collection event sponsors - photo by Vegan But Not

Kimono from  All About Aud  + sequin bumbag by  Beksie’s Boutique  modelled by Rebekah - photo by  Spilt Milk

Kimono from All About Aud + sequin bumbag by Beksie’s Boutique modelled by Rebekah - photo by Spilt Milk

Organic cotton jumpsuit by  Zola Amour  modelled by Emily - photo by  Spilt Milk

Organic cotton jumpsuit by Zola Amour modelled by Emily - photo by Spilt Milk

Bramble one of the Red Box Project Brighton & Hove co-ordinators in her glittery tampon earrings - photo by  Vegan But Not

Bramble one of the Red Box Project Brighton & Hove co-ordinators in her glittery tampon earrings - photo by Vegan But Not

Dungarees by  The Emperor’s Old Clothes  modelled by Katie - photo by  Spilt Milk

Dungarees by The Emperor’s Old Clothes modelled by Katie - photo by Spilt Milk

Final catwalk walk-through - photo by  Spilt Milk

Final catwalk walk-through - photo by Spilt Milk