You know how eco-friendly, recycled/upcycled clothing often means wearing clothes that look, well, very recycled? Not anymore! Eco Fashion Week puts the style in sustainable fashion.

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Eco Fashion Week takes place in Vancouver at Robson Square from October 6 – 10, 2013. Now in its seventh season, the platform promotes responsible fashion with runway shows and industry seminars on sustainable fashion practices.

 

Notable Shows

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Nicole Bridger Opens Eco Fashion Week

Veteran eco-fashion designer, Nicole Bridger, will present a new collection, “You Are Not Alone,” which is about realizing how we are not alone on this journey of life. Oh boy. We don’t need to think like hippies to shop responsibly and look good…

 

Holt Renfrew’s H Project @ Eco Fashion Week

Holt Renfrew joins the sustainable fashion game with H Project, a shop of extraordinary products curated by Alexandra Weston, Director of Brand Strategy. The event includes a trunk show and an appearance by New York based designer, Cornelia Guest, whose cruelty- free collection of handbags is carried at Holt Renfrew.

 

BHANA Design 

Trisha Rampersad returns for her sophomore show. Why we’re excited: Her pieces have been worn by Canadian celebrities Anita Majumdar and Agam Darshi on the TIFF red carpet, and her pieces seem to straddle between fierce and sultry. Can’t wait to see what she brings for the Spring/Summer 2014 season.

 

Evan Ducharme

Sixty-eight pounds is the amount of clothing and textiles the average North American throws away each year! Evan Ducharme will create a brand new collection from sixty-eight pounds of gently-used clothing from Value Village to show how reducing, reusing and recycling can be stylish too.

 

twigg&hottie

twigg&hottie is turning ten years old, and to celebrate, the girls will showcase We3, an in-house brand designed by Twigg, Hotton, and Jessica Viara.

 

For a schedule of runway shows and to purchase tickets, visit ecofashionweek.com