Upcycled fashions part of Semiahmoo Earth Day celebrations

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Surrey, B.C. Earth-friendly fashions by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students will be given a forum of their own in honour of Earth Week.

Over 25 second-year fashion design and technology students have crafted sustainable garments entirely out of recycled and “found” items and materials. As part of their curriculum, students researched international designers, and were tasked with reinterpreting their designs with a renewed emphasis on sustainability.

The creative couture showcase will be on display April 17-26 as part of the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre’s Earth Day celebrations.

Photos of the installation are available on Flickr.

For more on the KPU Wilson School of Design’s fashion and design programs, visit kpu.ca/design.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.


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