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Photo courtesy of Faustina Konkal,  Fabrications.

A community sewing hub at Fabrications

With spring just around the corner, new shops, stores and specialized services are sprouting all along Wellington West in Hintonburg, and pleasing residents with new opportunities to rediscover this vibrant and unique neighbourhood. At first glance walking by Fabrications, an established fabric boutique and sewing studio located at 1018 Wellington West, it may not be […]

Belkis Navas, one of the designers featured at EcoEquitable. Photo by Tilt Creative Co.

EcoEquitable Fashion Show highlights local, sustainable clothing design

Socially-conscious fashion lovers, this one’s for you: On October 26, the second annual Metamorphosis fashion show organized by EcoEquitable will take place at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. The event highlights the work of emerging Ottawa clothing designers working with sustainable and recycled materials. EcoEquitable is a registered charity that provides employment and skill development […]

All photos by Jenny C. Liu.

Cultural expression showcased at the first-ever Humanitarian Fashion Week

The first annual International Humanitarian Fashion Week (IHFW) took place in Ottawa this past Saturday, September 10, under the high patronage of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The event coincided with the UNESCO International Day of Peace. According to the IHFW founder and president Danielle Kadjo, “the event aims to be a national […]

Photo by Adam Wilson on flickr, used under Creative Commons license

Gargantua Printing: Wear your politics on your sleeve

At Apt613, we love profiling the scrappy upstarts of Ottawa, people working on their dream projects, sharing an idiosyncratic vision, and reflecting the wide range of interests, backgrounds, and talents present in this city. Gargantua Printing, a new, Ottawa-based one-person print shop, caught my eye because of their cute yet outspoken designs and their commitment […]

Photo from the Either/Or Indiegogo campaign page.

Either/Or: No need to choose between ethics and beautiful clothing

Alison Larabie Chase is a freelance writer and editor, an avid cook and baker, a shower singer, a cat wrangler, a world traveller, and an Ottawa native. Malorie Bertrand wants to help women buy clothes – but not too many. Oh, and they’ll all be ethically and sustainably made by Canadian designers. That’s the mission […]

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