Canadian Designer Spotlight: Sustainable Fashion

When it comes to style the term “going green” doesn’t mean Pantone has announced it’s new colour of the year.  Over the last few years, eco-friendly fashions have undergone a glamourous makeover. Sustainability is en vogue and Canadian designers are at the forefront.

At the 5thannual CAFA’s the Fashion Impact Award of the Year went to Triarchy, a revolutionary denim brand challenging the traditional denim production model.  An average pair of jeans requires 1,800 gallons of water to make one pair of jeans, but by using 85% recycled water during the manufacturing process, Triarchy has saved over 1,000,000 gallons of water.  Even their care labels are made from recycled water bottles.

Peggy Sue Collection sources textiles from a North American mill and is woven, knit or felted by a North American artisan while Tamga Designs stunning patterns are a result of chemical-free, low-impact dyes.

LA-based Reformation deserves attention too (and not just for its insta-chic dresses). The label launches capsule collections based on body types with cool-girl designs inspired by sustainable materials, deadstock fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing.

Going green has never looked so good!

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