In this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up, wearable art is the fashion focus in Port Moody, Maple Ridge tackles solutions to homelessness, and Eco-Fashion Week puts local designers in the spotlight as they minimize waste and maximize fashion.
Recycling Fashion with Wearable Art in Port Moody
Metro Vancouver’s goal is to increase recycling to 80 percent by 2020, and by re-thinking what we call waste, that goal comes in sight. Port Moody Arts Centre is re-thinking fashion by including a recycling category in its world-famous Wearable Art show. Link to full story
Maple Ridge Homelessness Solutions Task Force
Ending homelessness in ten years — that’s the goal of a new region-wide plan that relies on capacity building, housing, prevention and support. And, the City of Maple Ridge has convened a Homelessness Solutions Task Force to develop their approach. Link to full story
Green is the New Black at Eco-Fashion Week
Metro Vancouver wants to reduce thousands of pounds of textiles going to local landfills each year, so we joined Eco-Fashion week to discover local fashion designers finding innovative ways to minimize waste. The results are profitable and eye catching. Link to full story
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