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0849585 Mother Earths Design


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This integrated media series is to promote an event I will be hosting called Mother Earths Design. It is a fashion show that will auction off its eco-friendly designs to audience members, and each piece represents its own individual environmental concern.

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0849585 Mother Earths Design

  1. 2. Why an Eco Friendly Fashion Show? <ul><li>Influences designers to use eco-friendly fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Raises awareness of various environmental issues and how one person can make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Further promotes the use of environmentally friendly items and behaviours outside of fashion Encourages a “Green” lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>A fashion show is a form of entertainment </li></ul>
  2. 3. How Can You Help? <ul><li>Purchase, or make clothing with eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, silk, and bamboo fibres </li></ul><ul><li>Re-using old clothing and restyling them to fit new trends (ex. A ruined pair of jeans can become a new pair of shorts) </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of purchasing new clothes swap with a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the use of chemically made clothes like polyester </li></ul><ul><li>Become more aware of environmental concerns in everyday life and make more of a difference in other areas the environment needs attention </li></ul>
  3. 4. Who’s Really Concerned? <ul><li>The following graph conveys how many Canadians are concerned for environmental issues in the recent year of 2007. The leading issue is manufacture use and disposal of toxic chemicals soon followed by air and water quality. </li></ul>
  4. 6. What Are Some Issues? <ul><li>There are much more paramount issues other than in fashion, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Burning of fossil fuels, and industrial and fuel emissions is a major cause of air pollution; a leading contributor to smog (bottom right) </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilizers, pesticides, and industrial wastes tap into our soils and groundwater and contaminate our already limited fresh water supply (top left) </li></ul><ul><li>Logging and clear cutting of the rainforest; meant for commercial purposes, is damaging our already limited oxygen supply </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming is a major worldwide concern as its effects include dangerously high temperature increases (top right) </li></ul>
  5. 7. Which Issues Take Priority? <ul><li>The previous graph conveyed how many Canadians are concerned with certain issues whereas this graph depicts which issues are considered most important. More than one quarter of Canadians are concerned with Air pollution </li></ul>
  6. 8. The Show Itself <ul><li>A chance to allow a designer to express their emotions towards environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Each designer featured in the show will display one specific piece of clothing that will represent an individual issue. Example, one dress may represent the depletion of rainforests </li></ul><ul><li>Items within the show can be auctioned off to members within the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Proceeds from the show go to Green Peace </li></ul>
  7. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Beautiful Spring/Summer 08 Make up Looks.&quot; Zimbio . 3 May 2008. 29 Sept. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Eco designers.&quot; Fashion Directory . 8 Nov. 2007. 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Eco-Friendly Fabrics Program.&quot; Keetsa . 29 May 2007. 6 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Environmental and Workplace Health.&quot; Health Canada . 21 Dec. 2007. Health Canada. 1 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ever Green Effect.&quot; Ever Green Effect . 3 June 2008. 2 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Fehrenbacher, Jill. &quot;Seeing Green at NY Fashion Week 2007.&quot; Inhabitat . 4 Feb. 2007. 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Global Warming / Project Millennium Development.&quot; The Style Contest . 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;GLOBAL WARMING PICTURES - Before and After.&quot; THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING . 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Green is the New Black.&quot; Blush to Belts . 6 Apr. 2008. 2 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I'm Not a Plastic Bag.&quot; . 7 Mar. 2008. 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Rautkari, Mauri. &quot;Water Pollution.&quot; WWF For a Living Planet . 19 Oct. 2006. WWF-Canon. 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Recycled Fashion and The Designers: Gary Harvey.&quot; Inventors Spot . 2 Dec. 2007. 1 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Save the Future | Wear Organic Cotton.&quot; Kiva . 17 Mar. 2007. 5 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Why go Green?&quot; Organic Atmospheres . Organic Atmospheres. 2 Oct. 2008 <>. </li></ul>