[FIRST LOOK] SFU Students Bring Products For A #CircularEconomy To Chinatown This Weekend

[FIRST LOOK] is where we introduce a new pop-up for the very first time. It's now in our Upcoming calendar and should be in yours too.

For the second time this year (#platFORMclass, August 2014), post-secondary students are bringing classroom developed products to the real world via a pop-up shop at our Chinatown store and it's going down this week from Thursday to Sunday.

Students from SFU Beedie's New Product Design and Development course have developed eleven new products this semester that address sustainability in textiles. The new products will be displayed for sale during the four day pop-up with all proceeds going to the budding entrepreneurs.

There's a also different event each day themed around #CircularEconomy, textiles, and design, all with support from Framworq, Vancouver Economic Commission,  National Zero Waste Council, Metro Vancouver, and City Studio, Eco Fashion Week, and Basic Design Studio. Even our old friends Sincerely Slow are in on it and joined by Maia Rowan (ECUAD Masters of Design candidate) for a Sunday gathering to "explore how we relate to our clothing through themes of habit, function, desire, and emotion."

Sure #CircularEconomy sounds beautiful, but just what the heck is it? It a system that prevents, reduces, diverts, and reuses in order to create a positive ripple effect, socially, across economies and environmentally. SFU is working with the City of Vancouver to develop a reformed way of thinking, using and consuming and to make this a more commonplace, day to day concept. All events are free with registration and you can get the skinny (no fashion pun intended) on it all from our Upcoming calendar.