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Saturday, 27 September 2008

J-14 to the biggest event in eco fashion: for the 5th year running, the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris will be gathering the international cream of the eco crop in the fashion capital for a four day shopping, learning and networking event from October 9th to 12th 2008.

This year, EFS is moving into its new digs in the Carrousel du Louvre, the sleek salons that also hold many of the Prêt-à-Porter and Couture collections at different times of the year. More than 100 exhibitors from all over the world will be showcasing their novelties to the great joy of professional buyers and the public alike. This, indeed, is one of the things that makes this show unique: although it’s a closed professional event for the first two days, it then opens to everyone for the weekend! An eco fashionista’s dream come true, it’s like walking into a department store full of sustainable style goodness. Of course, eco fashion is as much about making conscious

choices as it is about pretty dresses, and there too EFS steps up to the plate with conferences and round tables where industry experts discuss issues of sustainable design and consumption. Finally, an exhibition around the theme of color “Globe Trotting Color” will round out this year’s edition, featuring Danish designer Leila Hafzi , natural colorist Betty de Paris, and a performance by Japanese indigo master Takashiro Senko amongst others.

You can see an exhaustive listing of the exhibitors on the Ethical Fashion Show website but here are just a few tid-bits that we picked out to wet your appetite…

First, from the sunny coast of Brazil comes the first Modafusion collection with juicy colors and easy feminine silhouettes adorned with intricate, unique details produced by different cooperatives in Rio. Crochet, embroidery and other traditional skills have never looked so urban and sexy!

From the UK, Ada Zanditon bridges the worlds of ethical fashion and avant-guard couture with her edgy creations and fantastic silhouettes.

French designer Céline Faizant will be showing her flattering draped designs for working women who want to get that Parisian flair without the fuss.


Eliza Gabriel has been showing her whimsical recycled accessories at the Ethical Fashion Show since the very beginning. Her signature cloth “petals” are shaped into lush flowers that can be worn as purses, hats, belts and much more. This year, she introduces her seductive “Noir Tropical” collection that has us dreaming up scenarios of romantic Spanish heroines…

Fun recycled costume jewelry is what you’ll find at Estrella Bijoux, chunky necklaces and sexy earrings that can change an outfit in a second.

Peru’s answer to Manolo Blahnik? Marcello Toshi crafts shoes that will have you drooling with desire and walking on air!

When you want to come back down to earth without loosing any of your allure, you can slip on some Moyi loose knit leather sneakers or customizable ballet flats.


These original ethical designs won the Ethical Fashion Show prize in 2007.

Of course we could go on and on, but best would be to come and check it out for yourself. We’ll see you there!

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Another reason to move to Paris!
written by Aaron Fu, March 05, 2009
Guys you should also check out those awesome sneakers from Veja, also at the Ethical Fashion Show.

I do hope they add more locations to their 2010 schedule, else I'll just have to move to Paris.

Blogged here: http://evolvingchoice.com/2009...t-travels/

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