Entering its 10th season, Eco Fashion Week returns to Vancouver on April 9-14. Celebrating the city’s sustainable-minded fashion community, the world's largest sustainable fashion event brings together beauty and environment through innovative runway shows, industry panels and speaker seminars.

Fashionistas and environmentalists alike will enjoy such presentations as Thrift Style, where three stylists will be given a budget of $500 each to create an entire upcycled runway collection from pieces gathered from Value Village; or Chic Sheets, a collection of garments by eight designers made only of recycled bed sheets from the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Local designers will rule the runway, with anticipated collections from Vancouver-based labels Abel, Laudae and Mishel Bouillet, to name a few. Get educated on the slow fashion movement with this season’s impressive roster of speakers, including eco-fashion industry leaders Kyle Rudzinski, sustainability manager of Levi Strauss & Co, and keynote speaker John Fluevog, founder, head designer and owner of Fluevog Shoes.

Eco Fashion Week aligns with Vancouver’s initiative to be the world’s greenest city by 2020. This responsible fashion event helps move Vancouver towards its goals of a greener economy and lighter ecological footprint. Check out The City of Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan for more information on going green.