DIY Affordable & Eco-Friendly Fashion
Thrift hits the runway
Sustainable fashion is a passion we take seriously,
creatively and in all sorts of interesting ways.
Proud sponsor of Eco Fashion Week
We’ve made a fashion statement by making an environmental one, too. That’s what Eco Fashion Week is all about. Take a look at the challenges, the stylists and designers we partnered with over the years to make them happen.
When we began our partnership with Eco-Fashion Week, the average person was discarding 68 pounds of textiles every year. Today, that number has grown to 81+ pounds! So we challenged designers to take 81 pounds of items that never sold from our stores and create an entire collection. All in one month.
Always dressed to impress, this former Project Runway contestant does not own a pair of jeans. Instead, her focus is to create feminine, luxurious pieces utilizing fine imported fabrics and expert craftsmanship that seamlessly fuse classical with modern elements. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @carliefashion.
From owning and operating her own retail store at age 26, being a contestant on Project Runway Canada and working as a stylist for celebrities such as Michael Buble, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Kim Cathers has a vast spectrum of experience. Visit her at www.kimcathers.com.
Evan Ducharme is a celebrated designer whose made-to-order collections employ minimalistic design and classic ideals. He is an acclaimed eco-fashion stylist and the winner of “Fashion’s Night Out Vancouver” design competition. Visit him at www.evanducharme.com.
We gave designers $500 to shop our stores then challenged them to create a collection using as-is clothing, textiles and accessories. Their vision coupled with our items made for some serious catwalk-worthy creations.
This editorial stylist for Zulily got her start in fashion journalism working for Harper's BAZAAR. She then went onto style for Vogue, New Look Fashions and KruZin Footwear before becoming a freelance stylist for prominent photographers and Miami agencies. Visit her at www.alyssablanco.com.
Lucy Yun of Beyunique got her start at an independent denim company before moving onto Chanel. Born of Korean descent, her collection was inspired by tennis and Seoul street style. Special attention was also paid to create looks that were wearable, trendy and well curated. Visit her at www.beyunique.com or on Instagram @beyunique.
Passionate about opening the dialogue surrounding bodies, Megan uses fashion, art and photography to show a realer, rawer side of beauty that tends to push the limits and empowers her subjects and viewers.
Author at BLUSH Vancouver Magazine, British-born Dominique Hanke brings a generous dose of European flair to her style. Dominique works as a designer, stylist, fashion writer and speaker. Her work has been seen on the runways of Vancouver, New York and Paris, and she’s styled high-profile clients such as Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl, Arrow), Erin Cebula (E.T Canada) and Miss America, Mallory Hagan. Visit her at www.dominiquehanke.com or on Instagram @hankestyle.
As founder of Fashionilla.com, personal stylist and holisitic image consultant Mimi Lauzon describes herself as a loud French gal who loves to gallivant in fancy frocks and connect indie designers to the fashion industry. Visit her at lookbook.nu/fashionilla.