Whilst showcasing collections from over 250 designers to a global audience, London Fashion Week is part of the waste in fashion conversation, whether it would like to be or not. Brewer Street Car Park – the British Fashion Council’s base for the 5 days in September, complete with its neighbouring locations for shows, exhibitions and pop ups, caters to over 5,000 visitors including buyers, TV & radio crews, journalists and photographers.
Ethically sourced food from The Store Kitchen and a recycling bins aside, not much is visible on the sustainable event production side, whilst other fashion weeks, namely Portland’s, stay innovatively ahead of the game. With recycling bases, eco friendly materials for the models, a bamboo runway and recycled material used for drapery as standard, Portland Fashion Week has been spotted at the races, flying a very green flag, even using its platform to collect used clothing and shoes for charity.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the #Olympics as much as we are here at PFW! We’re seeking donations for new and lightly used soccer cleats to send to orphans in Africa. Help a child’s Olympian dream come true, or at the very least score a goal. #DoTheKindThing #KeepPortlandPretty #PFW
It doesn’t end there. Portland Fashion Week runs a programme to offset the entire event’s carbon footprint by planting over 5,000 native trees and nearly 4,000 shrubs respectively which is truly groundbreaking and innovative. Read more…