The Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution 2017
Fashion generally means clothing, including the study of it. Sustainable fashion, however, is way better. The Aboitiz Group is taking its support for the environment front and center on the fashion runway with Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution 2017.
The Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution 2017
Bringing together students from different schools and fashion institutes in Cebu, the Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution (GFR) Cebu 2017 incidentally takes place on the National Day for Youth in Climate Action. Representatives from the Cebu Institute of Technology-University, Fashion Institute of Design and Arts, Saint Theresa’s College of Cebu, Fashion Institute of the Philippines Cebu Branch, and the University of the Philippines Cebu showcased their take on sustainable fashion.
With the theme “Life Flourishing on Land and in Water”, the Green Fashion Revolution promotes the creative recycling of waste materials. A fashion show was held last November 25, 2017, Saturday, at the SM City Cebu Trade Halls.
Here are the entries for the GFR Cebu 2017 from different participants with their respective motifs and themes:
Fashion Institute Of The Philippines Cebu Branch – Kulay Ng Pintura
University Of The Philippines Cebu – Sufrimiento
Cebu Technological University Argao Campus – Lindog
Cebu Institute Of Technology University – Flowers In Oasis
Saint Theresa’s College Of Cebu – Sette Mari
The Fashion Institute of Design and Arts, last year’s winner of the GFR Cebu presented a special showcase of their own designs using flour sacks dyed in black beans.
This year’s GFR Cebu featured an esteemed panel of judges comprised of actors and resource allocation-oriented CORA Foundation members Antoinette Taus and Alex Godinez; Jess Ouano of Anthill Fabric Gallery; Ben Gomo of the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority; and Dave Devilles of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.
“Addressing the challenges of climate change involves everyone’s efforts, including initiatives from the Filipino youth. Through events like GFR Cebu, we to draw the best of Filipino creative talent while strongly advocating resource conservation,” said Maribeth Marasigan, Aboitiz Foundation first vice president, and chief operating officer. “Indeed, we can help co-create communities that are safe, empowered, and sustainable through environmentally-friendly fashion designers.”
Special Awards And Winners
After the fashion show, recipients of the special awards were announced for different categories and the placement of winners for the Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution 2017 in Cebu leg.
The University of the Philippines Cebu bagged all special awards: Best Clothing Design, Best Accessories Design, Best Bag, and Best Footwear. They also took home the grand prize of the Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution Cebu 2017.
Placing second was Fashion Institute of the Philippines Cebu Branch followed by Cebu Technological University Argao Campus (3rd) and Saint Theresa’s College of Cebu (4th). Cebu Institute of Technology University received the People’s Choice Award for gaining the most number of votes on Aboitiz Foundation Facebook Page.
A brainchild of a group of Aboitiz scholars during the Aboitiz Scholars’ Corporate Social Responsibility Summit in December 2011, the Green Fashion Revolution was first staged in Cebu and Manila in 2012 and 2016, respectively, through the auspices of the Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group.
Since then, the Aboitiz GFR is now an annual favorite among the college and university fashion circuit, challenging students to create clothing, footwear, and accessories that make use of recycled materials and highlight the importance of the 3Rs—Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Here’s a video of the Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution fashion show at SM City Cebu.
For more details about the Green Fashion Revolution and other programs of the Aboitiz Foundation, visit their official Facebook page.
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