Mercado Global Fashion Forward Virtual Gala 2020
Mercado Global's 15th Anniversary

In honor of our 15th anniversary year, our supporters who have helped make this all possible (like you!), and our partner artisans who are at the heart of all we do – you're invited to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Join us as we bring together top fashion brands, corporate leaders and influencers, and renowned philanthropists from around the world, to connect and celebrate this landmark year in style!

Mercado Global Main Event

7:30pm EST – Virtual red carpet event

8pm EST – Featuring special guests and honorees, an inspiring award ceremony, live music, and behind-the-scenes with artisans

9pm EST– After-party hosted by the Event Host Committee

Mercado Global Fashion Forward Main Host Claudia Martin
Mercado Global Fashion Forward Honorees
Mercado Global Fashion Forward Event Chairs
Mercado Global Fashion Forward Host Committee
Mercado Global Fashion Forward Event Sponsors
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Please contact Brice Lovell, Director of Development and Marketing at

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The Impact Of Your Support

Your support of Fashion Forward will raise critical funding and awareness of the challenges Indigenous communities face in rural Guatemala. This event directly supports the women who are at the heart of all we do, along with thousands of their family members.

Throughout the pandemic, we have trained and worked with hundreds of our partner artisans to produce 130,000 masks – and 100,000 of these have been donated to high-need communities and essential workers on the frontlines. And as part of our Masks Where They’re Needed Most campaign, for each mask purchased, we’ve donated another to high-need communities – from migrant communities in the U.S., to Indigenous families in Guatemala, and from organizations spearheading the racial justice movement, to the underhoused in the Bay Area – each mask helps make a difference.

Supporting a nonprofit focused on women’s empowerment and ethical fashion demonstrates a commitment to worker’s rights around the world, at a time where critical social issues are at a tipping point. Partnering with donors, retailers, and artisans, we are reshaping the world to be more ethical, sustainable, and just – for all of us.

The Impact Of Your Support