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Bike Fashion show a hot event, but needs to get out of hipsterville.

October 8th, 2010 · 8 Comments

I’m nursing a Stanley Park Ale in the pulsating hip basement of the Calabash Bistro, with a crowd of cyclist types way cooler than me. It’s Momentum Magazine’s BikeStyle Tour Fashion Show and it’s making me feel like a stowaway in bike geek heaven. Momentum is ‘North America’s Bike Lifestyle Magazine’. And they created a […]

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Tags: Environment · Events · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products · Uncategorized

Recycle your corporate billboards. Or sweatshirts.

April 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

If you are an advertiser who buys billboard media, chances are you may have some vinyl boards in the mix. If that’s the case, you can now get your old billboards repurposed into dashing courier-style bags by Vancouver’s ECO Apparel. This is a great re-use of material, and could become an instant hit with your […]

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Tags: Green Creative · Production · Sustainable Businesses · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products

Sundog Clothesline Company A green marketer’s dry dream.

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Here are some products ripe for the times. What could be more pure than the smell of fresh clothes drying in the sun? What could offer more righteous and newsworthy PR opportunities than the fight for the right to dry clothes?  Add to that a unique range of products tailored to apartment dwellers as well […]

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Tags: EPIC 2009 Sustainable Living Show · Sustainable Businesses · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products · Sustainable Show Highlights

Salvation Army Thrift Stores: Have I got a deal for you.

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

This is one of my favourite all-time brands. (At least from a functionality perspective) I have searched for and discovered many treasures there, as well as dropping off numerous items of my own that I hope have found their own second lives with other bargain-hunters. It made perfect sense to me that they should have […]

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Tags: EPIC 2009 Sustainable Living Show · Sustainable Businesses · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products · Sustainable Show Highlights

What’s behind a ‘green’ clothing label?

May 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

EPIC Sustainable Living Show 2008 Vancouver – What with energy-intensive cotton farming and sweat-shop labour, shopping for clothes with an eco-conscience can be a depressing experience. The Ecoapparel booth at EPIC offered a ray of sunshine in that world, with clean designs, tasty fabrics and an infectious enthusiasm for their business. Ecoapparel is an apparel […]

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Tags: EPIC 2008 Sustainable Living Show · Sustainable Businesses · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products

Welcome to Dahlia Drive. Where clothing goes from Thrift Store to Art Gallery.

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Rich colours, subtle organic textures overlaid with bold screenprints, intriguing yet subtle in their interpretation. If this sounds like an art review, it should. Artist Wendy Van Riesen of Dahlia Drive produces her one-of-a-kind pieces from discarded slips and shirts, in her words, ‘Resurrecting the fashion wasteland’, a term which applies not only to the […]

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Tags: EPIC 2008 Sustainable Living Show · Sustainable Businesses · Sustainable Lifestyle · Sustainable Products