Eco Fashion Week : Vancouver

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This is an event which is unfairly washed overboard in the wake of mainstream fashion weeks.

The fashion world is highly criticized for its wasteful and polluting attitude and is thought to be the third most damaging industry in the world.

But this EFW proves that you don’t have to sacrifice the environment in order to produce high quality and beautiful garments.

Eco fashion brand 'Born Again Vintage'

Eco fashion brand ‘Born Again Vintage’ display their work at the Fairmount Waterfront Hotel.

This is the 9th season of Eco Fashion Week which celebrates how dynamic fashion can be when it focuses on innovation and sustainability.

However, this fashion week is not just about the clothing – there are seminars and industry panels promoting the idea of eco fashion and ditching the  ‘hippie stigmas and sartorial visions of sustainability’.

Only occurring twice a year, it is well worth paying good attention to what Eco Fashion Week has to offer the global fashion world.

Jason Matlo:  Renowned local designer  showcases his creations  in Vancouver.

Jason Matlo: Renowned local designer showcases his creations in Vancouver.

One of the most prominent events is the Kimono Competition where accomplished designers and students alike recycle towels and sheets from the Fairmount Waterfront Hotel into beautiful new creations. The winner this year was Jasmin Dhillon who is currently studying Fashion Design & Technology  at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

All photos from the Eco Fashion Week Website or their Facebook page.

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