Metamorphosis Eco Fashion Show
The eco fashion industry is always-evolving and always-innovative in its approach to harmonizing beauty and the environment. Fashion-conscious and sustainable-minded designers and retailers are in high demand; Ottawa is no exception. Here at EcoEquitable we are helping women in our community learn the skills they need to contribute to the budding eco fashion industry, blending our love for the environment, support for entrepreneurship and desire to help new Canadians find meaningful employment in Canada.
In 2015 EcoEquitable launched the first annual Metamorphosis eco fashion event celebrating the innovative creations of 20 Ottawa eco fashion designers. This year Metamorphosis is returning with the hopes of increasing the visibility of the growing movement of creative designers committed to sustainability and innovative entrepreneurialism in Ottawa. Meet the 2016 Metamorphosis designers here.
This unique event offers a space for local designers and entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their designs, all the while accessing small business support and development opportunities through EcoEquitable.
Watch this cool video from Metamorphosis 2015! | May 27th, 2015
Video by Chloe Legault
Metamorphosis 2016 was a huge success!
This year's Eco Fashion Show and Marketplace proved to be a pivotal point in the Ottawa fashion industry. EcoEquitable hosted a classy yet low-waste event, staying true to our green and ethical values. Metamorphosis was created to harmonize local design, female empowerment, and sustainability - and this year EcoEquitable did exactly that.
The designs looked amazing on the runway, and most importantly were all made from ethical materials! Both emerging and established designers gained valuable experience on and off the runway, sold some of their pieces in the Marketplace, and got to network with Ottawa community members.
Thanks to the devoted volunteers, the designers, the EcoEquitable team and Kelly Sannes, Metamorphosis 2016 Project Coordinator, we were able to showcase local brilliance and support slow fashion.
You can see a photo gallery of the event here.
We would also like to thank Sophie Trudeau for taking the time to introduce Metamorphosis 2016 via video.
We would like to thank all of our 2016 event sponsors. Click here to learn more about the amazing sponsors that helped make Metamorphosis 2016 happen.