slow fashion

Meet Irina McKenzie, Groundswell board member

Irina McKenzie is a social entrepreneur and an avid advocate of the Circular Economy and sustainability in the fashion industry.

Taking special interest in textile waste, Irina founded FABCYCLE, a B2B collection service of textile waste to enable designers to disrupt the cycle of garment production and transform waste into resources by finding innovative outlets to reuse, recycle and recover fabric waste.

Prior to FABCYCLE, Irina has founded Frameworq, an event-based initiative that brings together designers and consumers to explore the relationship we have with our clothes using a hands-on experiential approach.

Frameworq has partnered with various organizations to fuse collaboration and curiosity into sustainability in apparel, hosting events such as design challenges, recurring fix it events, clothing swaps, exhibitions and fashion shows.

Ecofriendly designer Daphne Woo teaches slow fashion - Green Living, The Georgia Straight

Ecofriendly designer Daphne Woo teaches slow fashion - Green Living, The Georgia Straight

Natural dyes and textiles make for one of a kind beauty and conscious consumption.  2017 Groundswell alumna Daphne Woo's slow fashion social venture Amacata is featured in an April edition of The Georgia Straight, written by Lucy Lau,