Eco Fashion Week brings together a passion for fashion and infuses that with bringing awareness to loving our environment. Social and environmental responsibility is a key theme for Eco Fashion Week, and it’s back this time around come April 27 to April 29.
The eighth edition of Eco Fashion Week spices things up with three components.
SFU Woodward’s in Gastown
April 27, noon to 4 p.m.
It’s H&M’s very first appearance at Eco Fashion Week with H&M’s Senior Sustainability Specialist, Mr. Pierre Borjesson speaking about the H&M Garment Collecting Initiative.
What is this initiative, you ask? It’s a global initiative that encourages individuals to bring in used or unwanted garments to H&M to be given a new life.
The Educational Series aims to provide an arena of interaction to empower individuals and professionals in the fashion industry through open discussion towards a more responsible practice.
The Fairmont, Waterfront
Thrift Chic Challenge & 68 Pound Challenge Presented by Value Village
April 28, 5 to 8.30 p.m.
Value Village is back to present the Thrift Chic Challenge where three stylists are given $500 to create 10 runway inspired outfits using only clothing from Value Village.
The three stylists that will be showcasing their skills are Lauren Clark and Lyndsey Chow of Hey Jude, Jerome Insario and Ghazal Elhael.
April 29, 7 to 10 p.m.
Charity Shopping Night that features a fashion show by luxury label; Obakki (which also happens to be carried by Holt Renfrew as part of the H Project).
A portion of the nights proceeds will be going to the Obakki Foundation that focuses on providing clean water as well as education in Africa.
Other things to look forward to at Holt Renfrew include viewing the limited edition Eco Fashion Week SIGG water bottle featured at the H Project that will be available for purchase. On the 29th, 10 per cent of the proceeds of all items purchased in Holt Renfrew will be going towards the Obakki Foundation.
Besides that, guests will also get the chance to view the curated exhibition by Lucida Lab that features artists that tackle the issues of waste and the environment.
Tickets can be purchased on their website: www.ecofashion-week.com.