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Bring it back

Did you know that Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has a program to recycle its polyester-based clothing? Take your clean, worn-out polyester...

Share the wealth

Donate your old, unused suits to a worthy cause, such as Dress for Success Vancouver.

Dress local

A new generation of fashion designers opt for sustainables.

Can we buy our way to a more sustainable world?

Is it just me, or are brand names for eco-this and enviro-that becoming as tiresome as sardining one’s self into...

Spinning full circle

High-tech gear guru seeks to reform garment industry.

From hemp to hip with HTnaturals

Eco-friendly garment company leaves hippie days behind in favour of fashion-forward clothing.

One person's trash, another's tote bag

Transforming juice boxes and aluminum cans into stylish and functional bags.

Naughty and nice

Organic cotton boy-cut briefs, garnished with a screen-printed cherry motif and “eat organic” assertion, impart a bite of naughty to...

Green kicks

Shoe fetishists take heed: John Fluevog, who has been designing funky lines of shoes for decades, is now appeasing Mother...

Sustainable statements

Though the words Boolux, Soyla and Hempcious don’t exactly roll off the tongue, it’s not surprising that these nouveau fabrics...

Fashion [re]genesis

“Sustainability can be sexy,” says Michael Ziff, explaining how he and Twice Shy business partner Jen MacCormack set out to...

Fresh cuts for vinyl and veneer

While it might seem mind-bending to the uninitiated, folding up old vinyl records origami-style and twisting reclaimed architectural veneers into...

Redesigned Vintage Clothing: Feel the love, again

They say that love is better the second time around, and when it comes to Preloved’s redesigned vintage clothing, we...

Ecofashion: Deconstruction, Reconstruction

Wearing one of her handmade wool sweaters, says ecofashion designer Michelle Bergeron-Mok of Mod to Modern, is like being wrapped...

Vancouver Ecofashion: Leather luxe redux

Dad's old leather jacket become daughter's hot new bag under Ashley Watson's sure-scissored, luxe and redux command.

Sans Soucie: From Hose to Haute

Though her cutting-edge collection, Sans Soucie, translates to “without a care,” it’s clear that such nonchalance doesn’t apply to the...

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