Montreal Fashion Week – ModÉthik

By Kate | Women
Posted Sep 8, 2011

Left and right …. it’s raining fashion! Montreal Fashion Week is going on, and this afternoon ModÉthik is hosting a press cocktail to show sustainable fashion from Quebec. ModÉthik is organized by the non-profit organization, FEM International, which is based in Montreal. FEM International supports and promotes reponsible consumption and contributes to the development of social and environmental entrepreneurship with girls and women around the world. Here are the three designers that will be presented:

In the fall of 2010, Violaine Tétreault, a woodworker and designer, launched Veinage, her line of eco-friendly fashion accessories. Each unique creation is handmade in Quebec from 95% recycled materials.

Chic and practical, this Bagoche can be worn two different ways; the strap is removable so it can become a clutch. Handmade in Québec, Canada with recycled leather. Regular $290 CAD, now on sale $205 CAD. The Veinage Etsy-site ships everywhere.

rescued. is a women’s boutique collection created from remnants of luxury designer fabrics diverted from landfill sites. This hip, eco-conscious label is also manufactured entirely in Montreal with most of the sewing done by the charitable organization Les Petites Mains.

This Talia dress is a short-sleeve kimono-shaped dress, made of 100% rescued virgin wool, is fully lined. $250 CAD. Only ships to Canada and the U.S.


The one to watch for SS12 is going to be Chromozone! Bernadette Rey studied fashion design and started out as an international consultant specializing in the use of fibres and textiles, before she turned her attention to creating ethical fashion. The production is local and the fibres used are deliberately selected according to availability in the ethical market and whether they are biodegradable, can be recycled or / are natural.

Love this multi-wear Fidji dress – magnifeco! No online vendors yet (hint, hint!)

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