When it comes to creative thought and human ingenuity there really is no limit. This is especially apparent in the ever-evolving fashion industry. Being the third most environmentally damaging industry in the world, we are left wondering what its fashion leaders are doing to promote the kind of sustainability necessary for their long-term viability. Myriam Laroche, founder of Eco Fashion Week, thought this, too, and is now celebrating ECF’s 6th season which kicks off today.
Running from 21st April through to 24th April in Vancouver, this season sees their first industry seminars providing information on the issues, challenges and opportunities in the clothing and textile supply chain, including speakers such as designer Nicole Bridger and Carly Stojsic from WGSN. The award winning fashion shows will showcase 25 local and international designers – gone are the hippie stigmas associated with sartorial sustainability. Oh and if you’re looking for granola and hemp, Myriam suggests you “check out the snack bar.” Well said.
Eco Fashion Week is held in Vancouver, Canada from 21st April – 24th April.
by Roxy Mirshahi