Eco Fashion Week | Seattle 2014


As the year comes to an end, I’m looking at my closet (which is overflowing) and computer (which is low on memory space) and thinking… it is time. Time to clean up and clear out for 2015!

One of my most favorite events I was lucky enough to attend in 2014 was Value Village’s Eco Fashion Week Show, in celebration of their 60 year anniversary! Beyond clearing this off my desktop (delayed, eek!) I’ll be donating some clothes this year, to make room for 2015! I hope you also choose to ‘give it up, for good’

In case you didn’t know Value Village has been in operation for 60 years, reducing reusing and recycling clothing in support of local communities. How do they and have they done that? By diverting over 650 million pounds of quality goods from landfills. Some of which was on display at the fashion show!

The 68 pound challenge was taken on by designers Evan Ducharme and Tammy Joe. I found Tammy Joe’s work to be quite impressive, as she sourced a lot of her materials from the bed and bath section. From what was bottom of the barrel to what is now top of the line fashion.  Fashion Yo Seattle Eco Fashion Week
*Watch Tammy Joe’s process here.

Biancu Chu, Marianne Hale and Fiona Siaou took on the #ThriftySixty Challenge, in which each individual is given $500 for a collection. Each of the designers was given two separate decades to style ten different models, with a spending allowance of $50 per look. PHEW! But these ladies made it look easy. *View the outfits these designers styled, from the 1960’s to the 2000’s.

I was given a ticket to the Eco Fashion Week event, hosted at AXIS in Pioneer Square, in exchange for this write-up.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

 

Maria Hayhow

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