EcoFashion on Granville Online

Our full coverage of Vancouver designers, boutiques, trends, ideas and more for sustainable style. Granville is a proud media sponsor of Vancouver Eco Fashion Week, Sept 27–30. Win a VIP all-access pass!

Credit: Courtesy Nicole Bridger

Granville Online is a proud media sponsor of Vancouver Eco Fashion Week 2010!


September 27–30, 2010, the hottest eco designers, industry insiders, fashion devotees and sustainability leaders flocked to Vancouver to promote and celebrate cutting-edge style, ecofriendly designs and uncompromising, ethical production. And Granville Online was there, welcoming this world premiere event to Vancouver!


Vancouver Eco Fashion Week


Vancouver Eco Fashion Week Guide

Check out our complete coverage, including daily reports, designer profiles and more!



EcoFashion Challenge Series:
Urban fashion scavenger hunt

EcoFashion Challenge: Spring 2010

Recreating a Derek Lam Spring 2010 runway look on a budget.

EcoFashion Challenge: Spring 2009

Our team puts an eco-spin on couture heavyweight Oscar de la Renta.

EcoFashion Challenge: Winter 2008

Love fashion but don’t want to shell out the big bucks?


More EcoFashion on Granville

Body Politic ecofashion boutique in Vancouver

Main St boutique Body Politic for the tony eco-citizen

Browse this elegant, well-curated Vancouver boutique for the top local, Canadian and international ecofashion labels.

The Velvet Room Boutique, Kerrisdale

Homegrown chic at The Velvet Room Boutique

This lovely boutique in the heart of Kerrisdale promotes the best in Canadian designs.

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

Vancouver on the ecofashion world stage

The push for Vancouver’s first Eco Fashion Week began with a fundraiser debut during the Olympics.

Monthly artisan market at Eugene Choo

Go to Market at Eugene Choo on Main Street

The Main Street fashion stalwart launches a monthly artisan market.

Summer dresses by Vancouver designers

10 Summer Dresses to Love

Top summer dress picks from 10 hot Vancouver and Canadian designers.

Vancouver Designer Nicole Bridger named top ecofashion designer in Canada

Nicole Bridger named Canada’s top ecofashion designer

Vancouver fashion designer strikes the perfect balance between style and substance.

Chic Walks Vancouver, Shopping apps

Walk this way, shop this way

Love shopping in Vancouver? There’s an app for that.

what is sustainable fashion

What does sustainable fashion mean to you?

Eco buzzwords aside, what does sustainable fashion really mean?

Spring fashion: Easy breezy chic by Nicole Bridger

Light, airy and effortlessly sophisticated — fresh looks from Vancouver designer Nicole Bridger’s spring 2010 collection.

Spring style, Vancouver edition

Candied delights, Parisian dreams and worldly flair — Vancouver designers usher in spring 2010.

Sweet and flirty Love Made Me

Make yours a charmed boudoir with local lingerie line Love Made Me.

Allison Wonderland’s summer-soaked sundress

A fetching reminder of summer’s honeyed charms.

Fashionable art: Kulus Designs

Vancouver designer Kulus Designs retells aboriginal myths with fashion-forward designs.

Cast-off leather reimagined by Ora Bags

Past-life obsession meets handmade luxe with Vancouver’s Ora Bags.

Step inside the closet of an ecostylist

Vancouver ecostylist Myriam Laroche creates new looks with fabulous vintage finds.

The reign of cats and dogs

Flora & Fauna’s spring 2010 line is dedicated to man’s best friends.

Planet Claire for planet-minded people

Gastown’s Planet Claire houses locally grown ecofashion labels for men and women.

Granville’s fashion blog: CitizenSTYLE

Meet local designers and ecofashionistas, plus get the inside tip on Vancouver fashion events, sales and more!

Blogger couture

Vancouver’s top fashion bloggers share their style finds.

Fashion forward thinking

Vancouver’s Red Jade has been using sustainable fabrics for years.

What has your closet done for you lately?

The style mavens at Front & Company show us how to get the most out of the consignment experience.

WEAR: Protecting the Planet

Nixxi’s summer clothes are “flirty and light, great for day and great for night.”

Resolutions for a sustainable closet

Vote with your dollars! Leveraging our consumer power to improve the fashion industry through better shopping habits.

Musings on the handkerchief

Resurrecting a former fashion staple, the handkerchief.

EcoFashion: Swap story

We recently hosted our first swap. Learn how to throw your own, plus get image consultant Lily Page’s top four tips for smarter shopping!

The best of Portobello West

Eight local vendors not to miss at Vancouver’s Portobello West market.





WEAR: Green Ambition

Tread lightly on the planet with sustainable footwear from Simple Shoes.

Palm candy

East meets west with Vancouver designer Davie & Chiyo’s handmade clutch purses.

Bling a ding ding

Fashion gets a conscience, as one local jewelry designer repurposes vintage bobbles.

What’s your fashion statement?

Vancouver’s eco-forward clothing line Nate Organics has a message you can spread with style.

What to wear for that holiday party?

Dressing for the holidays should be fun rather than stressful, and—with a bit of creativity and strategic, well-considered purchases—need not be expensive or wasteful.

Cheap and cheerful

Wild, conspicuous, unrestrained consumption seems to have become as unfashionable as fleece clothing.

Reclaiming the planet one bag at a time

Eco-designer Jeannette Morgan serves up a collection of one-of-a-kind, up-cycled bags.

Beauty and the Eco-Beast: Style blogs democratize fashion

Fashion blogs help the eco-savvy crank up their style quotient. Plus, a list of some of our favourite fashion blogs and websites.

From hemp to hip

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



Beach days!

Beach bags, wooden sunglasses, fair-trade rubber sandals, hemp suits, organic cotton towels and safer sunscreen…

A Tour of Steveston with Auntie Em

Creativity, community spirit and commitment to sustainability thrive in the heart of Steveston. Ecofashion editor Davinia Yip tags along with Emily Langevin as she sources materials for her jewelry.

Fashion event: Spend on Trend

Preview fall trends from top Canadian artists at Spend on Trend, Aug 21-23.

Extreme Makeover: Jewelry Edition wants to save the world—one beautiful recycled bead at a time.

Hemp versus cotton

Hemp and organic cotton are increasingly being used by fashion designers seeking out new fabrics to work with that are durable and sustainable.

All creatures great and small

Organic cotton, bamboo, some soy, a little Spandex, and—bam!—timeless style inspired by squirrels…

Dress local

A new generation of fashion designers opt for sustainables.

Treading lightly

Chic sandals easily maintain a foothold in the ecofashion market.

Connecting the dots with Dotted Loop jewelry

Vintage hardware is reborn as trendy bracelets, earrings and necklaces.

Local fashion designers at EPIC

Granville Online’s top ecofashion picks for EPIC—don’t miss these exhibitors!




One person’s trash, another’s tote bag

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

Align your inner and outer zen

Lotuswear’s latest yoga-inspired clothing collection.

Spinning full circle

High-tech gear guru seeks to reform garment industry.

Modern hanky panky

Vancouver graphic designer gives the traditional handkerchief a modern look.

Reclaimed silver: greening the gold

A striking collection cast in the form of 19th-century wax seals by Pyrrha Design.

Rubber Sole

Funky gum boots for the fashion forward puddle jumper.