These Canadian Designers Are The Future Of Sustainable Fashion

In a world where fast fashion is literally choking the planet and costing us more than we think, its reassuring to discover young designers who love the planet as much as fashion. These Canadian Designers Are The Future Of Sustainable Fashion.

In a world where fast fashion is literally choking the planet and costing us more than we think, its reassuring to discover young designers who love the planet as much as fashion. These Canadian Designers Are The Future Of Sustainable Fashion.

STEVIE CROWNE 

Designs his collections recycling top quality vintage and thrift styles. He specializes in up-cycling his findings into newer and more edge-contemporary fashion garments.

ELIZABETH ELWOOD

Jakelia Elwood began her fashion journey at George Brown College at the Fashion Design Program. After successfully completing the program Jakelia launched Elizabeth Elwood a company she named after her mother.

She began her sustainable fashion journey by partaking in #MPGENE recycled denim eco fashion design challenge at Catwalk For Water, where she was selected as a winner by one of the guest judges Mel Hwang. Shortly after Jakelia was introduced to sustainable fabric by Christina Abbott owner of Mont Pellier. As she learned more about the benefits that eco fabrics have not only for the planet and the ecosystem but also for the skin, she was inspired. Her eco-chic SS18 collection is made from Tencel, one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable regenerated fabrics, and is made in Canada at The Fashion Exchange.

PADINA BONDAR

Is a Toronto-based fashion designer with a design degree from Ryerson University and a Fine Arts diploma from the Arts York program. She began her journey as an entrepreneur making custom wedding dresses; now, she works mostly on couture style gowns that are inspired by, or represent, social and ethical issues. She advances her skills as a maker by practicing couture techniques while also engaging her Iranian, cultural roots through both the designs and statements of my pieces. She strives to push boundaries, make the familiar strange, and illuminate and elevate marginalized narratives.

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