zonta-logo-01The Zonta Club of Hilo was established in 1950, and is part of Zonta International, whose mission is to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Fashion Frenzy puts the club’s mission into action by creating a venue for local designers and businesses to showcase their talents and products in a way that encourages the community to “Think, Act and Buy Local.” It also seeks to the next generation to follow their passion for fashion and art.

Hilo Zontians recognize the fashion and art renaissance across Hawai‘i and hope to spotlight the amazing talent on Hawai‘i Island and throughout the State.

Funds Raised Support Local Service Projects
Event proceeds go to the Zonta Club of Hilo Foundation to support local service projects that empower women and girls including:

  • The Club’s “Pay it Forward” program, which provides micro-grants to women starting or expanding a business
  • Scholarships for young women wishing to further their education in STEM, business and nursing
  • A “Dress for Success” program to benefit Hawai‘i Island women in need

We also want to use Fashion Frenzy as a vehicle to promote Hawai‘i Island as an ideal location for designers across the state to manufacture their garments and products. We see real potential for fashion and art to become an economic driver for the islands.