Green fashion show marks start of sustainable season

An ethical fashion show is to kick off London Sustainability Weeks this Sunday, June 3 in Regent's Park.

Hosted by the London Council Recycling Network (CRN), 30 retailers are participating in the show, all featuring sustainable clothing on models from eighteen months to 93-years old.

The fashion show will feature a range of high-end bespoke clothing alongside everyday items, with the aim of raising the profile of sustainable and ethically-produced clothing.

"We want to raise the image of ethical fashion and show people that it can be cheap, but not throw-away," Vicky Kingston, communications manager of London CRN, told edie.

Big name retailers like Top Shop have also jumped on-board, but Kingston insists that they are closely monitored. She told Edie: "We have to have a clear audit [Top Shop] has had to prove that they have a 100% clear sustainable trail, which they do for their range with People Tree."

In addition to working with eco-conscious retailers, London CRN is working with Pupa Studio, an events company that specializes in sustainable events.

"We are using old clothing from charities, along with other materials such as unused and leftover paint for the show's structure," said Kingston. "We're going to have enormous cubes off the stage [for the backdrop], which are fun and going to look spectacular."

An ethical marketplace and fashion swap shop will run alongside the fashion show, with designers hosting stalls and workshops demonstrating how to create retro clothing and customise individual styles and designs.

The show is part of the Camden Green Fair, the UK's largest free environmental fair, which last year drew in 20,000 visitors. Organizers expect to top that number this coming weekend.

London CRN supports, promotes and assists organisations who believe in developing sustainable resources for a sustainable future.

The ethical fashion show is the launch of Sustainability Fashion Weeks 2007, and takes place at 3.40pm-4.40pm on Sunday, June 3rd.

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Dana Gornitzki



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