INNOVATIONS is the Twin Cities premier Eco Fashion show.

 

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Educate and Inspire

Today the fashion is moving faster than ever. And it isn’t without cost to people or the planet. With issues in over production, textile waste, water over-consumption, and chemical dyeing, the fashion industry remains the second most pollutant in the world. We need to redesign a better future for fashion .

Through our Eco Design Challenge we are supporting young designers, who are breaking the rules and forging a relationship between sustainability and fashion, through thoughtful, innovative design.

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Thoughtful Fashion for All

This is more than just a fashion show. Together with students, stylists, bloggers, and fashion activists we are showing that fashion can be both beautiful and conscious. From backstage to catwalk we’ve been working to curate a zero-waste production.

 

Our show is inclusive, body positive, and welcoming space for all fashion expressions. These models are you, from your community, and inspired by your street style.

AT INNOVATIONS 2016

 
 
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150+ Guests

Attended a Sold Out show at A-Mill Artist Lofts

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10 Emerging Designers

Were given the chance to redefine sustainable fashion using materials deemed post-consumer “waste,” turning it into beautiful wearable art. Each runway look was inspired by a current environmental issue, telling a deeper story of the impact we have on our planet and artistically challenging us to see sustainability in a new way.

The themes included:

Water  |  Agriculture | Transportation | Energy | Bees/Animal Conservation

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12 STYLISTS

Were challenged to create street ready looks utilizing only “secondhand” fashion pieces. Partnering with a local consignment shops or thrift stores, local creatives and stylists showcased creative ways to construct and restyle any look to keep your wardrobe fresh without giving in to fast fashion trends and keeping “unloved” clothing out of our landfills.

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5 ETHICAL SPOTLIGHTS

Seasoned slow fashion designers, fair trade labels, and sustainable brands, were spotlighted on the runway, encouraging guests to vote for the world they want to see / shop ethically/responsibly every time they shop new.


Bringing the Community Together

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Shop

Guests shopped 11 locally-sourced, American-made, fair trade, artisan-crafted, and eco-conscious vendors showcasing clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty, and more.

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Sip & Savor

An all plant-based menu was served, with vegan desserts to top the night, all supporting women-owned and run companies.

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Sustainability Showcase

5 environmental projects were highlighted, giving voice to those activists, programs, and organizations tackling issues of sustainability.

INNOVATIONS 2018

April 28th 2017

 
 

Contact Us

If you have questions or want to connect.

 

Location

A-Mill Artist Lofts

315 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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