Companies & Organizations

that we've worked with to promote access to information, resources, and events on sustainable products, materials, programs and innovations for the general public.

Community Engagement

We speak at various formal and informal institutions of education about Sustainable Fashion, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. We believe that on site  Education is an important platform for awareness and appreciation. Locations that we've spoke at include: - Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - Starting a Vintage Biz - Bishop O' Dowd High School- Fashion Career Day -Booker T. Washington Beacon 54- (Arts Unit) Speaker Series - A. Bernadette Speaker Series- PR 101 - Woman's Initiative for Self Employment (WISE)- Financial Networking for Good - East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)- Brotherhood & Sisterhood Across America  

We speak at various formal and informal institutions of education about Sustainable Fashion, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. We believe that on site  Education is an important platform for awareness and appreciation. Locations that we've spoke at include:

- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - Starting a Vintage Biz

- Bishop O' Dowd High School- Fashion Career Day

-Booker T. Washington Beacon 54- (Arts Unit) Speaker Series

- A. Bernadette Speaker Series- PR 101

- Woman's Initiative for Self Employment (WISE)- Financial Networking for Good

- East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)- Brotherhood & Sisterhood Across America

 

East Oakland Youth Development Center

We spearheaded the 1st Annual Community Thrift Sale at the East Oakland Youth Development Center.  The sale consisted primarily of new and used apparel, jewelry and accessories from Ms. Drakeford's personal closet, as well as donations from family and friends.  The premise of the event was to raise money (50% of proceeds), but more importantly to educate the community about how to be a more conscious consumer.  After each purchase, each customer had to make a pledge to become a more responsible consumer.

We spearheaded the 1st Annual Community Thrift Sale at the East Oakland Youth Development Center.  The sale consisted primarily of new and used apparel, jewelry and accessories from Ms. Drakeford's personal closet, as well as donations from family and friends.  The premise of the event was to raise money (50% of proceeds), but more importantly to educate the community about how to be a more conscious consumer.  After each purchase, each customer had to make a pledge to become a more responsible consumer.

Her efforts to inform an under served challenged urban community in her hometown of Oakland regarding sustainability and the reengineering of wardrobes came through a two year thrift sale presented at the East Oakland Youth Development Center, a national model for youth development. During these events community participants had the opportunity to shop for affordable clothing and also hear fashion tips to underscore the value of re-use with style. Drake Natural, while relatively new, has exploded on the scene, reminding us that we have a responsibility to invest in our communities, promote what works and build networks both small and global. Our world depends on it.
— Regina Jackson (CEO/ E.D.), East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Skraptacular

“Dominique Drakeford is true blue when it comes to sustainable fashion and promoting organizations and businesses that share the same ethos. Drakeford has worked and helped to promote our organization while keeping in line with our values. It is refreshing to find another trailblazer in the world of sustainable fashion.”
            Michelle Del Guercio (Founder), Skraptacular

Worked with SKRAPTACULAR & LOOMSTATE crafting event for "Ban the Bag Month".  We worked with youth on teaching them how to design their own apparel all while informing young fashionistas about the negative implications of plastic bag usage.