The 81lbs Challenge presented by Value Village is a fashion collection created from a year's worth of discarded clothing.
For this year's Eco Fashion Week, Evan Biddell - winner of Project Runway Canada - is designing and reconstructing dozens of garments from textile waste.
First shown at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week on March 11, the collection will be exhibited on mannequins in Vancouver as part of Eco Fashion Week 12 and will remain on display at the Museum of Vancouver through April 17.
“The average North American discards 81lbs of textiles per year, ranking fashion as the second most-polluting industry next only to oil,” shared Myriam Laroche, founder and president of Eco Fashion Week. “From runway shows, to industry panels, Eco Fashion Week – along with like minded partners like Value Village – addresses the ethics of the fashion industry while proposing tangible steps towards closing the loop.”