Slow fashion is the antidote to the fast pace that has enveloped the fashion industry. A process that has become increasingly damaging to the earth and the people on it. At Sancho’s, we aim to make people think twice before buying, about where and how an item was produced. That is why we are excited to work with In Exeter to host the Slow Fashion Show during Style In Exeter Week this September.
Running from Monday 18 – Sunday 23 September, Style in Exeter celebrates fashion and beauty retail across the city. From high street names, boutique independents, vintage traders to leaders in sustainable fashion, Style in Exeter offers a great chance to enjoy style at its best.
On the 22 September, InExeter and Sancho’s will be hosting a night celebrating slow fashion that will highlight Autumn/Winter lines from selected independent businesses. We will also be showcasing designers and brands from the South West and providing a space for community groups to present their projects through fashion (if you would like a space, please click here.) Sancho’s will also launch of the South West Sustainable Design Award, celebrating the many sustainably minded designers, makers and community projects in the South west.
The evening will start at 6:30pm with a drinks reception underneath the canopy of the Cathedral arches, where guests will be invited to browse stalls and presentations from the South West’s sustainable business community. At 7pm, we will take our seats to enjoy Exeter’s first Slow Fashion Show. The last catwalk will consist of clothing provided by entrants to the Sustainable Design Awards, and after the show, guest will be invited to vote for their favourite garments and designers. £1000 worth of prize money will be awarded to the winners. If you would like to enter, please submit your design concept by Friday 14 September, with a view to the final garment being ready by Monday 10 September.