The rate at which we’re adding to our closets these days is crazy…and it’s no surprise with so many brands offering inexpensive items that encourage us to consume at insanely high rates. Although the progress is slow, many consumers are moving away from fast fashion in favour of slow fashion and less environmentally damaging decisions. And while some consumers are committing to ethical closets, finding the balance between eco and fashion conscious can be challenging for the sartorially-inclined. But Eco Fashion Week attendees know best when it comes to incorporating pre-loved and other eco-friendly fashion hacks.
The fashion industry is the third most environmentally damaging, so leaders are needing to step up and show how they’re making sustainable changes. At the helm of that in Vancouver is leader, Myriam Laroche of Eco Fashion Week (EFW) who is always provoking conversation around the topic. Season after season, EFW has been inspiring us with a week of diverse fashion shows, education through panels and seminars, the 81lb Challenge, and the Thrift Style Challenge (my favourite by far).
EFW is taking place now until April 14th, so don’t miss out.
In the mean time, we’re sharing our favourite street style snaps from the opening at RYU. Many guests showed up in their favourite pre-loved pieces, including Dominique Hanke who rocked one of her pieces from last year’s Thrift Style Challenge.
PS. If you want some hacks on becoming an eco-friendly shopper, check out the last piece we ran with EFW.