Vancouver’s annual sustainable fashion event is now in its 10th edition and Eco Fashion Week continues to raise global awareness for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable consumption.

Vancouver’s annual sustainable fashion event is now in its 10th edition and Eco Fashion Week continues to raise global awareness for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable consumption.

This year’s event will feature local and international designers in partnership with pre-loved fashion heaven Value Village, the impeccable Fairmont Waterfront, with hair and make-up creativity by cruelty-free line La Biosthétique led by Marc Riese.

The opening night will be hosted at RYU (Respect Your Universe). This innovative and environmentally responsible athletic brand will present an insider’s view of athletic wear development evolution–understanding the purpose of athletic apparel and the practice of sustainable development.

The runway collections will be held at the Fairmont Waterfront and the line-up promises to be creatively diverse with designers from New Delhi, Nashville, London, and more. This year’s focus is will on celebrating the origins and roots of the sustainable fashion industry. Internationally renowned Jeff Garner of Prophetik designs, traditional garments from New Delhi by Sonam Dubal, and a celebration of Aboriginal history by Wendy van Riesen in collaboration with Haida artist Reg Davidson.

Also, returning is the creative Chic Sheets challenge with the theme “Celebrating 70 years of Balmain.” Attendees learned last year that the hotel industry goes through tons of bed linens each year and EFW has created a contest in which eight designers, including Tammy Joe (Young Oak), and Kim Cathers (Project Runway Canada) to transform the used linens from the Fairmont Waterfront into editorial worthy looks inspired by Balmain that will be displayed at CF Pacific Centre shopping mall.