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Green is the new black at the Dana Centre

If you thought London fashion week was more fur-trade than fair trade, the shows merely an orgy of waste and excess, be prepared this February to think again.
The Dana Centre (part of the Science Museum but with booze and a late license) is playing host to Refashioned: From waste to wear on Thursday 15th February, an evening of events showcasing some of the wonderful things that designers can do with old clothes. No less than 700,000 tonnes of textiles are jettisoned each year, and the rise of fast fashion and seasonal fads has made us fickler than ever when it comes to style. It sounds a lot, doesn't it, but we're all as guilty as each other...military jackets anyone? Book early to avoid disappointment, and bring along last season's rejects for a green makeover.

Meanwhile, 'Eco fashion' has become something of an industry buzz-word, and the last year has seen it taking up more and more space on catwalks, in Topshop and on the svelte forms of various fashion icons. We'll be keeping an eye out for eco-friendly labels exhibiting at LFW next month, and a glance at its exhibitor list (which includes the likes of Ethical Fashion Forum) already suggests they'll be better represented than ever.

[Via our friends at Catwalk Queen]

January 31, 2007 in Fashion & accessories | Permalink


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