Sunday, April 19, 2015

Eco Fashion Week Season 9 In Vancity Continues Advocating Sustainable Fashion

Eco Fashion Week Season 9 Vancouver
(photo source: EFW)
Canada’s biggest event that advocates sustainable fashion – Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is renewing the 9th season in Vancouver, from April 19th – 24th 2015. In past seasons, EFW has successfully raised global awareness for social, environmental and economically sustainable practices. Founded by fashion industry expert Myriam Laroche, EFW continues spreading the word the initiative of saving our environment by using the most eco-friendly method to produce fashion.
Myriam Laroche, President and Founder of Eco Fashion Week

The latest installment is bringing in Swedish retail giant H&M, launching the latest season of its Conscious Collection at EFW, and in addition to the continuing support of SAVERS Value Village, hosting the Thrift Chic Challenge & 68 pounds challenge.
 H&M Conscious Collection



 Megan Magdalena Bourne & Dominque Hanke for Thift Chic Challenge by Value Village



On the main runway, designed by renowned architect Michael Green, audience will view collections created by both Canadian and international designers. Other highlights at the EFW includes Zero Textile Waste Forum co-hosted by Metro Vancouver, Fashion Revolution Day co-presented with Vancouver International Film Festival and the Waterfront Kimono Designer Contest. The six day-run fashion event will inspire, educate and promote the concept and business of sustainable fashion, working towards the goal of a better future for our planet.
 film "Traceabe"

film "HANDMADE WITH LOVE FROM FRANCE"

For further inquiries, visit EFW HERE, and below is EFW Season 9 line-up and schedule:

Sunday, April 19th - Hosted at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
7:00pm - 9:00pm- British Columbia Launch of H&M Spring 2015 Conscious Exclusive Col- lection

Monday, April 20th - Hosted at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

4:30pm - Doors Open

5:00pm - Preloved Fashion Show
Mine & Yours - mineandyours.com |Vancouver
Turnabout Styled by Sarah D’Arcey - turnabout.ca | sarahdarcey.com/ | Vancouver

5:30pm - Value Village Cocktail

7:00pm - Thrift Chic Challenge Presented By Value Village
Stylists: Lucy Yun - lucyyun.com | Vancouver Megan-Magdalena Bourne - meganmagdalena.com | Vancouver Dominique Hanke - hivemindmillinery.com/about.html | Vancouver

8:30pm - The 68 LBS Challenge Presented By Value Village
Designer: Carlie Wong - http://carliewong.com | Vancouver

Tuesday, April 21st - Hosted at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

4:30pm - Doors Open

5:00pm - First Show
Born Again Vintage - born-againvintage.com | Houston, Texas Wallis Evera - wallisevera.com | Vancouver Lotusland Imports - lotuslandimports.com | Vancouver

6:30pm - Second Show
Evan Ducharme - evanducharme.com | Vancouver Passport2Freedom - passport2freedom.org | Long Beach, California Couture Therapy - couturetherapy.ca | Vancouver

8:00pm - Third Show
Raji Aujla - aujlathelabel.com | British Columbia Murva - purenchic.com/murva/about | Croatia Tuschimo - tuschimo.de | Germany

9:30pm - Finale Show
Jason Matlo - jasonmatlo.com | Vancouver

Wednesday, April22nd- Hosted at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

8:30am - Doors Open

9:00am - 2:00pm - Zero Textile Waste Forum Co-Hosted by Metro Vancouver

The Zero Textile Waste Forum, as part of Metro Vancouver’s Future of the Region Sustainability Dia- logues is the first of its kind and will feature a variety of local and international speakers and brands. Discussion will range from:

• How can we foster an garment and textile industry to build a circular economy, stronger second- hand economy and keep goods in a cradle-to-cradle loop.
• Industry practices that look at innovative ways to reduce waste.
• Consumers play the largest role in creating a zero waste system, so how do we get them involved?

Complete forumscheduleandlistofspeakerscomingsoontoecofashion-week.com

Thursday, April 23rd - Hosted at Hootsuite Media Inc. (5 E 8th Ave, Vancouver)

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Speed Blogging Night - A Private Media Event

Friday, April 24th - Hosted at Vancity Theatre

5:00pm - Doors Open - Fashion Revolution Day co-presented with VIFF Vancity Theatre

VIFF Vancity Theatre is partnering with Eco Fashion Week to present the films TRACEABLE (Cana- da, 2014) and HAND MADE WITH LOVE IN FRANCE (France, 2014). The screening of TRACEABLE will be followed by a panel discussion to focus on Fashion Revolution Day, the concept of “traceabil- ity” (making the supply chain transparent), consumer and corporate responsibility and globalization in the fashion trade.On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fashion Revolution Day is an in- ternational movement to reform factory conditions in the fashion industry, fix the broken supply chain, and encourage responsible consumerism. On this day, everyone is called to wear their clothing in- side out, in order to reconnect fashion lovers with the people who made their clothes and bring about real change.

6.00pm- Screening: TRACEABLE followed by a panel discussion

8.00pm- Reception

9.00pm- Screening: HANDMADE WITH LOVE IN FRANCE

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