Eco Fashion Expo initially started out as an eco fashion show entirely run by a team of students who are passionate about building awareness for sustainable fashion. We recognized that our school lacked a community of students who are taught the importance of the reducing, repurposing and upcycling second hand materials. Hence during the Fall 2017, we began to build a team and a community for the Eco Fashion Expo exhibiting mainly Hunter College students’ upcycled designs.
However, this year, based on the success from our first sold-out show, the #efe team decided to expand our reach by using the Eco Fashion Expo as an educational platform for all NYC student designers to learn the ropes of giving a new life to their old clothes. We strive to build a network of environmentally conscious student community while advocating values of sustainability and transparency.