Wednesday marked the end of Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week (6th edition), a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating the growth and development of sustainable practices in the fashion and clothing industries.
“The clothing, textile and fashion industry represents more than $300 billion of annual revenue worldwide and is one of the most damaging industries to our planet. EFW educates and guides the apparel and textile industry towards the most responsible ways of designing, manufacturing, distributing, marketing and selling their products and at the same time informs and inspires the sustainable-minded consumer on their approach to using and disposing of their clothes.” Photo above Merely M.E. clothing made of 80% recycled materials via Eco Fashion Week
Here are just a few of the designers showcasing their collections this month…
Evan Ducharme AW13. Garments made from natural fibres sourced from local suppliers, hemp, organic cotton, tencel, reclaimed fabrics and roll-ends. Photo by Peter Jensen Photography
Rise Upcycling AW13. Garments made from donated clothing and fabrics. Image via Rise, photo by Peter Jensen Photography