March 23rd, 2009 5:33 pm | by Adrienne So News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Get Your Hands on Green Designer Wares: Greenloop at the Better Living Show

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The rest of the world is just beginning to catch on, but Portlanders are pretty accustomed to the idea that green fashion is can also be eminently covetable fashion, as evidenced by this denim dress by eco-apparel line sublet clothing that I have been coveting for awhile.

Eco-clothing mass-marketer Greenloop is doing its part to promote sustainable fashion by holding this weekend's Sustainable Fashion Warehouse Sale. From noon to 9 pm on Friday, March 27, 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, March 28, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, March 29, Greenloop will be hawking its socially conscious wares at the Portland Expo Center as part of The Energy Trust Better Living Show, the Northwest's largest sustainable lifestyles expo.

Greenloop will be taking 40-70 percent off its collection of lustworthy national designers like Edun and the aforementioned sublet, as well as designers from the Lake Oswego, Portland and Seattle areas. SEMPER fashion will also be hosting a 20-minute runway show at the end of each day. Visitors will be able to see what it's like to use earth-friendly products to get "runway-ready", hopefully without spraying tons of hairspray CFCs in the air.

You know what would be really sustainable? Bald models! I wonder when that's going to happen.

What does this mean for us cash-strapped, eco-conscious fashionistas? I'd probably go because it's the only time I will ever have the delusion that a $275 dress might finally fall to a price that might be considered affordable (loosely). It's worth remembering that sustainable fashion means adding pieces to a collection that will last for a good long while. This is a good chance to stock up on those tees and little dresses that will never go out of style.

Sustainable Fashion Warehouse Sale, Portland Expo Center, 2060 North Marine Drive, 736-5200, noon-9 pm on Friday March 27, 11 am-9 pm on Saturday, March 28, and 11 am-5 pm on Sunday, March 29. Free.
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