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7th Edition of Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver
Written by Jessica McIlroy - Saturday, 12 October 2013


Sally Omeme (Photo by Peter Jensen)

The 7th Edition of Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver was once again an amazing display of the diversity in the fashion and garment industry. This comes from the wide range of materials, textiles and techniques, but also because I find the designers are less concerned about being on trend. This season’s event held true to themes from the past, but the maturity of the production in its seventh time through, translated into a smooth and fun event. 


Take Part in Ms. Wanda’s Blog Action Day on October 16
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 11 October 2013



Ms. Wanda’s Wardrobe has declared October 16 BLOG ACTION DAY with a specific focus on human friendly fashion. To take part in Blog Action Day, all you have to do is register to participate then post a blog under the theme of human rights.  



Brand Profile: GreenLinebyK
Written by Eco Fashion World - Thursday, 10 October 2013



The Essentials

GreenLinebyK produces clothing for the modern woman utilizing natural, sustainable and organic fibers. They focus primarily on timeless and comfortable everyday wear made from a variety of knits. Their signature drape is clean and cut with the woman’s figure in mind. In addition to being environmentally conscious, GreenLinebyK is a company with social awareness at the forefront. They give back to a variety of organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, through the sale of their Participate Eco Tees.

GreenLinebyK will soon be featured under Eco Designers in the April 2014 edition of Cape Cod Magazine.

The True Cost (of Fashion): A Documentary
Written by Magaly Fuentes-Sagan - Tuesday, 08 October 2013



Andrew Morgan is directing a new documentary called The True Cost that explores the impact of the global clothing industry on people and the planet. He and his team are launching a Kickstarter campaign today at 8a.m. PST to raise money to begin full production on the final film.  Funds will go to principal photography and the post-production process.

Modavanti: Moving Fashion Forward
Written by Magaly Fuentes-Sagan - Sunday, 06 October 2013


Rock Me Amadeus by Knotty Gal

Adam Clancy, Director of Operations for Modavanti, gives EFW a closer look at how Modavanti came to be, the motivating factors behind the company's successes, what they have their sights set on for the future, AND some of their TOP PICKS FOR FALL.

Transforming the World Through Denim
Written by Magaly Fuentes-Sagan - Thursday, 03 October 2013



What is more classic, comfortable and cool than a great pair of jeans? Bluer Denim encompasses romance, comfort, durability, ethics, rebellion and a revolutionary spirit. Jeffrey Todd Shafer, Founder of Bluer Denim, took a 'time out' to chat with Eco Fashion World and share his story about the birth and soul of the label and his hopes to transform the world through denim.


Milan's So Critical So Fashion Shows Continued Growth & Success
Written by Laura Molteni - Sunday, 29 September 2013


Dress “She is rainbow” designed by Giulia Sambinello

Now in its fourth edition, So Critical So Fashion surprised with an increase in beautiful and valued brands. This event (organized in Milan once a year in conjunction with the Fashion Week) dedicated to sustainable and ethical fashion is open to the public, but the press, many bloggers and buyers also flock the event to discover new talents.

Brand Profile: HoseWear
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 27 September 2013



HoseWear makes bags and accessories out of decommissioned fire hoses. The material would otherwise find its end being dumped to landfill or burnt (ironic, huh?). Each fire hose has a life saving story to tell and so do their bags and belts. In their short history they have saved over 30 miles of fire hoses and sold their products to over 30 countries worldwide. 


Jhane Barnes: Eco-conscious Designer Eyeglasses
Written by Christine Miston - Thursday, 26 September 2013

We’ve all heard lots of things about the benefits of choosing organic, whether it’s the food we eat, the skincare products we use or even the clothes we wear, but eyeglasses? For most of us, this isn’t something we think of when we hear the word organic; because, let’s be honest, we all wear those plastic frames that are well, not very environmentally friendly. But with this innovative designer, I’m pretty sure you’ll be amazed by what she uses for her line of organic frames. 

Crispina ffrench: Where Creativity Meets Environmental Concerns
Written by Carolina Flaminia Perrone - Wednesday, 25 September 2013




When Crispina ffrench launched her wholesale business in the late eighties, hand-sewn garments and home accessories were rare or perhaps even non-existent in the world of fashion and home decor.



LFW Recap: Part II
Written by Lupe Castro - Sunday, 22 September 2013


House of Tammam

On one of the suns rare appearances in London, I managed a quick power walk to Bloomsbury to see the London Fashion Week launch of House of Tammam’s couture collection, which utilizes both British lace and its own hand-stitched lace, which takes two weeks to do in the studio workshop in India.


LFW Recap: Part I
Written by Lupe Castro - Friday, 20 September 2013


Bora Aksu (Photo by Christopher Dadey)


The rain tried to put a damper on this edition of London Fashion Week. Try walking around in high heels on cobbles (the Somerset House courtyard), and being decked out in all your finery under an umbrella, which is either broken or totally uncoordinated. Despite the mild distractions provided by the weather, there was an abundance of beauty and creativity ready to divert attention and offer delight.  


Brand Profile: Muse Clothing Company
Written by Eco Fashion World - Thursday, 19 September 2013



The Essentials

Inspired by the designers closest friends- her Muses, for women who love dresses. The Muse label was created to celebrate and compliment a lady's natural beauty and movement.  Classic, timeless styles combined with rich, vibrant colours in bamboo knits that make the wearer feel comfortably feminine.

Swapping and Schwapping
Written by Jessica McIlroy - Tuesday, 17 September 2013



While vintage shopping holds a certain mystique for many (and thanks to various thrift stores for making it cool again), many people still find it hard to make the move to buying second-hand clothes. Not quite gone are the old, negative connotations of smelly, out of style clothes that only those less fortunate would buy. One way we can tackle the pace of fast fashion and encourage more people to wear second-hand is to encourage more swapping. Perhaps it is the idea that we are exchanging clothes with others like us, or in many cases people we know, but for many, swapping somehow sounds better. 


The Mind and Musings of EcoCouture
Written by Karundi Serumaga - Sunday, 15 September 2013



As the fashion industry is known for flowing in a sea of trendy waters, EcoCouture strives to do things differently and mindfully. EcoCouture aims to make strides while honoring and practicing a Responsible.Life.Style.

Brand Profile: Passion Lilie
Written by Eco Fashion World - Thursday, 12 September 2013




Passion Lilie is a women’s fair trade clothing line that began with a desire to provide ethical fashion clothing that is affordable and accessible to everyone.


Eco Friendly Baby & Mama Faves
Written by Magaly Fuentes-Sagan - Sunday, 08 September 2013



September is National Baby Safety month, which presents the perfect opportunity to take some extra time in reviewing healthy and safe products for our little ones.  


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