eCouture 2018 Events & Workshops

Educational Film Series!

What the eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show is all about…  Don’t miss these exclusive screenings! Admission by donation, with proceeds going to the eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show.

Co-sponsored by Vancouver Island University, Powell River Campus and Powell River Public Library.

January 9th, 2018 – The True Cost –  back  by poplar demand

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Powell River Public Library



‘Groundbreaking investigation of fast fashion reveals that while the price of clothing as been decreasing for decades, the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.’

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva.

Film screening followed by discussion.

January 16th, 2018 – River Blue

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Powell River Public Library




Can fashion save the planet? Through awareness, we evolve.

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. RIVERBLUE brings awareness to the destruction of a some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, but will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.

Film screening followed by discussion.

January 23rd, 2018 – The New Economy 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Powell River Public Library



“What if we were really able to build the foundations of a cooperative world? What would it look like?”

What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.

Film screening followed by discussion.

Paper Doll Runway Workshop

February 17th, 2018 

10 am to Noon @ Fibre Space, Oceanview Education Centre

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Supplies and snacks provided.