APRIL 22-27, 2019
Each year, during Earth Month, we provide an opportunity for you to learn about sustainability in fashion, shop eco-friendly brands, watch eco chic fashion shows and celebrate sustainable fashion in Arizona.
AZ Eco Fashion Week is an effort to shed light on the unsustainable practices of the modern apparel manufacturing industry and highlight the sustainable solutions. We hope to educate and engage Arizona designers, businesses, academics, youth, students, experts, and leaders in the community to explore a new frontier in the business of ECO Fashion.
With the guidance and inspiration of Fashion Revolution, AZ Eco Fashion Week encourages Arizonans to join in on the conversation at #azecofw and ask #WhoMadeMyClothes on social media during the event. This international effort raises awareness to pressing issues in sustainable fashion and brings international attention to the solution that FABRIC offers with local, small batch manufacturing and design resources. By utilizing the design and manufacturing resources offered by AZ Fashion Source, the no-minimum, zero waste apparel manufacturer at FABRIC, emerging designers can produce unique niche products locally and sustainably, pay a fair living wage to the highly skilled workers making their products, and ditch the unsustainable, unregulated methods often found in off-shore manufacturing.
This event is an initiative supported by the entities, volunteers, designers, and community who call F.A.B.R.I.C. home and who believe in the mission of AZ Apparel Foundation, the non-profit supporting its resources. The event is a community collaboration by people who truly care about sustainability and about the future of the fashion industry. 100% of proceeds generated by this event go to the non-profit AZ Apparel Foundation to further it’s mission to provide Arizona’s emerging designers and brands with innovative, small batch manufacturing and strategic business resources, so they can build sustainable fashion businesses locally.
Where does AZ Eco Fashion Week take place?
Most of the events take place at FABRIC and there are a few events that take place in other areas around AZ. Find locations on the ticket links above.
What is reFABRICate?
A group of local designers are breathing new life into the scraps from the cutting room floor FABRIC. These unique, one-of-a-kind, sustainable garments are shown at the reFABRICate Fashion Show (along with other sustainable fashion brands) and are sold after the fashion show, during the AZ Eco Fashion Week Trunk Show and online throughout the rest of the year. Proceeds are split between the designer who made the garment and AZ Apparel Foundation. Shop HERE.
What is Fashion Revolution?
Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. Join the movement and the conversation with us during AZ Eco Fashion Week by participating in the #WhoMadeMyClothes initiative.
Become a sponsor, volunteer, participant:
Email us HERE