BIO | Eco-Fashion Week in Vancouver: Sustainably improve the world


Work well, plant 500 trees! We make the Working World more Human and Ecological, so we donate Revenue for Certified Afforestation. As Publisher Best of HR - Berufebilder .de® you can unique Book Concept, on Demand eCourses and News Service we share 15 years of Experience with our Customers (Samsung, Otto, State Institutions). By the Top 20-Blogger Simone Janson, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia .
Disclosure & Image Rights: Destination British Columbia has helped us with our trip to Canada by taking over the travel costs. Pictures from the creator of the video.

There are several fashion weeks worldwide, but the eco fashion week in Vancouver is unique with its focus on ecological fashion. The initiator Myriam Laroche inspires with honesty and Sense - and the idea of ​​making the (fashion) world a little bit better step by step.

Video Note: If you don't see a video here, you have to activate the option "Watch videos" under "Privacy and Cookies" at the end of the page!


Text as PDF, book or eCourse on the topic or personal advice

Here writes for you:

Simone Janson Simone JansonSimone Janson is publisher, German Top20 blogger and Consultant for HR communication.

Profile

From the buyer to the eco-enthusiast

Myriam Laroche, founder of the Eco Fashionweek, is actually from Quebec. Already with 16 she produced first fashion shows. In addition, she holds degrees in fashion and PR, and has been a buyer of various models for two and a half years.

And one of the hard kind, as she says herself: “Like many others, my only concern was to keep the costs as low as possible. At the time, it was not clear to me what the production conditions were like, and I didn't care.

“Do something fundamentally different”

But over time, the buyer realized that things couldn't go on like this: "I had the impression that something had to be done fundamentally differently," she explains her motivation. In fact, the fashion industry is one of the world's largest polluters.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

When she heard that urban politics in Vancouver, western Canada, wanted to emphasize the ecological aspects of urban development and become the greenest city in the world, she got the idea: in 2009 she initiated the eco fashion week, which has taken place twice a year since then. A good 15 designers were there recently, but most of them from Canada “sometimes also from abroad - for example from Hungary,” says the initiator.

More eco-awareness through voluntary self-control

"Our goal is to raise awareness of ecological fashion," she says. She is aware that the topic is very complex - especially with regard to the frequently occurring label fraud in the organic sector:

“We cannot control the conditions under which all the garments that are shown at the Fashion Week are made, but have to rely on what the manufacturers tell us. And I keep asking myself where the limit is, ”says Laroche. Even though there are already initial approaches for certifications such as Ökotex or Bluesign in the fashion industry, you are surprisingly looking for official ones to participate in vain.

“We have to share and discuss knowledge”

For the initiator, it is much more a joint development process of organizers and labels: “We still have to learn step by step. Because many mistakes happen out of ignorance, because, for example, buyers do not know the connections, ”Laroche is convinced from his personal experience.

“Each label has to find its own towards more ecological fashion. That is why we offer seminars for employees in the textile industry to raise ecological awareness and improve knowledge of the production chain. ” Laroche wants to inspire. And maybe the end result is the creation of common standards. "It is important to share the knowledge, to discuss it and to join forces," she says.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Second-hand instead of throwing away

Laroches favorite theme, however, is the recycling of used clothing pieces. Every year in North America, every person picks 86 pounds away from clothing - that's almost a whole collection. Accordingly, there are contests at the Eco-Fashionweek, where designers from second-hand pieces 10-15 design new looks.

"If we succeed in reducing the fashion rubbish mountain, we will be a big step ahead," says Laroche and advises women: "You don't just have to buy second-hand fashion. But if one of 10 new items of clothing is needed, we are already a big step ahead ”.

Enthusiastic and pragmatic

The enthusiasm for second-hand fashion is no coincidence: Laroche herself is an enthusiastic second-hand wearer: "However, I started long before fashion week because I wanted to dress more individually," she reports.

I was very enthusiastic about Laroche's enthusiasm for the subject. It is nice that she devotes herself to the difficult topic with a great deal of pragmatism for what is feasible without exaggerated idealism. However, the Ökofashionweek is not a business model in its fourth year either: The event costs approximately 70.000 Canadian dollars each time, some of which come from sponsors, some of which are pre-extended by the initiator. In addition, she is still working in the catering industry to make a living.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!


Text as PDF, book or eCourse on the topic or personal advice


Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save). Or for a little more directly an entire book or eCourse with this text buy, read on.

3,99 Book now



Book on the topic with discount: This text is also available in book form and you can buy the title here in two languages. You can also preview the book first look at and then purchase directly on the book page with a 20 percent member discount.



German edition: ISBN 9783965960268

7,99 Buy directly

English version: ISBN 9783965960275 (Translation notice)

7,99 Buy directly


Book on the topic with discount: This text is also available in book form and you can buy the title here in two languages. You can also preview the book first look at and then purchase directly on the book page with a 20 percent member discount.



German edition: ISBN 9783965960268

7,99 Buy directly

English version: ISBN 9783965960275 (Translation notice)

7,99 Buy directly


Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

19,99 Book now


Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

179,99 Book now


occupations pictures

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow

Post a Comment

Your eMail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

JaI would like to be regularly informed about the latest promotions & offers Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.