Designers repurpose luxury hotel bed linens for Eco Fashion Week

Seven fashion designers have repurposed sheets from Fairmont Waterfront Hotel into kimonos as part of Eco Fashion Week (EFW) 2015 in Vancouver. “We’ve all been stuck in our ways of doing things for years so it’s time to think about changing. We want to make it easy for the industry to be more responsible,” said Myriam Laroche, EFW’s founder and president.


1: According to Kristyna Vogel, marketing and public relations manager of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, the 1,500 sheets that are disposed of each year are normally either reused as rags and furniture covers or donated to local shelters.

2: The fabric has a 250-thread-count and is 70 per cent cotton and 30 per cent polyester blend.


1: Read the original article in the Vancouver Sun.

2: See the recycled kimonos in this video.

3: Follow Eco Fashion Week on twitter.


Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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