Press Release
May 12th, 2010 
For Immediate Distribution

Peruvian American recognized for her contribution to the fashion and apparel manufacturing industries in the United States.

Washington DC, May 12th, 2010 - Following the announcement of the first ever Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus, the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) along with Fashion Washington, DC50 home of the CW and Yelp DC present the first annual State of Style Awards and Advocacy Day, hosted by WUSA9's Angie Goff and Politico's Kiki Ryan, on Thursday & Friday, May 20 - 21, 2010.


Peruvian American Evelyn Brooks, a second generation jewelry designer who has created unique designs in jewelry mixing modern design and Peruvian culture for men & women, has been awarded with the Fashion Chamber Choice Award by the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce.

Brooks, the founder of Evelyn Brooks Designs, works with precious metals, natural gemstones and seeds from the Amazon such as the Huayruro, a Peruvian symbol of good luck, happiness and fertility.


"I am much honored to be recognized by the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce," and from been selected among all members said Brooks. "I am a very passionate young entrepreneur and I look forward to creating more innovative modern designs that pay tribute to my native country and heritage."


GWFCC's president, Christine Brooks-Cropper, says, "GWFCC is proud to continue our mission of applauding those emerging and established American Designers as well as the US trade organization and leaders that support this industry and its role in our nation's economy"

Evelyn Brooks will be honored at the State of Style Awards Luncheon on the Hill (SH-902 Hart Senate Building, 2nd and C St. NE Washington DC. 20510 on Thursday, May 20th  ( 12n-2pm)  hosted by Angie Goff of WUSA9 and Kiki Ryan of Politico. 


The annual State of Style awards reception and advocacy day brings together the efforts of major national trade organizations, non-profits, industry veterans and designers involved in the development and preservation of the American fashion industry.

Schedule of events:

May 20, 2010- US Capitol Fashion Advocacy Day

8am - 9am: Breakfast Orientation, U.S. Capitol Dome, Room H-137

930am - 12pm: Advocacy Meetings, U.S. Capitol, Senate and House of Representative meetings in their offices

12pm - 2pm: State of Style Awards luncheon, SH-902 Hart Senate Building, 2nd and C St. NE, Washington, DC 20510

7pm - 11pm: DC Fashion Foundation Benefit event at District, 2473 18th Street NW

May 21, 2010 - DC Fashion Advocacy Day

John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW WDC 20004

9am - 10am: Breakfast Orientation room 103 First Floor of the Wilson Building
10:00am - 11:30am: Advocacy Meeting with Councilmember's and Mayor's Executive Team

11:30am- 1:00pm: Press Conference room 412 with Councilmember Michael A. Brown and other invited Councilmember's and Guest


Advocacy Day Registration http://stateofstyleonthehill2010.eventbrite.com


About Evelyn Brooks Designs - www.ebrooksdesigns.com


Based in Washington DC; Evelyn Brooks creates jewelry pieces

exotic, sophisticated and elegant. All of them are crafted with fine care and exceptional workmanship, offering innovative, contemporary  & sustainable jewelry designs. Evelyn Brooks works with recycled sterling silver, natural gemstones and seeds from the Amazons such as Huayruro seeds, a symbol of good luck, happiness and fertility.

Evelyn Brooks Designs strongly believes in socially responsible business and organizes events to raise funds for community groups and non-profit organizations. Through jewelry exhibitions and presentations, Evelyn Brooks Designs has raised funds for and contributed to the success of organizations such as Fashion Fights Poverty, Empowered Women International, and the Fund for Women Artists. Council Magazine recently recognized her as Entrepreneu of the RIse 2009 for her exotic MOSCHIK jewelry collection for men and women. 

About the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce - www.gwfcc.org


The GWFCC is the sole voice of fashion business in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The organization is a 501(c) (6) trade association that serves the greater Washington metropolitan area. Its purpose is to promote the business interests of the national fashion industry in addition to promoting Washington as a Global Fashion Capital. GWFCC offers an unprecedented forum for the members of the local fashion industry to connect for business to build bridges in our community and help grow revenue for the industry and the city.


Mrs. Brooks can be contacted at 571 221 4150 or by email [email protected]

Evelyn Brooks Designs
Evelyn Brooks
Jewelry Designer/Manufacturer
Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce - GWFCC
Christine Brooks-Cropper
Press Contact
Jessica Hoy
202 661 6363
Evelyn Brooks Designs 2010 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED