Today is an exciting day, I’m thrilled to announce my latest partnership with Value Village. Together with them I’ll be packing my bags and flying up to Vancouver BC this weekend to attend Eco Fashion Week, for which Value Village is a sponsor of. Eco Fashion Week takes place in Vancouver BC over three days, April 27-29. I’ll be there attending the seminars and shows, and sharing all the scoop with you on what’s going on through my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and blog. I haven’t been to Vancouver BC in quite some time so I’m also really looking forward to being back up there and exploring the city. (If you have any suggestions on where to shop, eat or visit please let me know!)

Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver BC

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When I arrive on Sunday I’ll be attending a series of panels- you can catch the full panel schedule here. The two panels I am especially looking forward to are Karin Koonings who is the Chief Marketing Officer for Value Village on the ‘Fashion For Life, Not for Waste’ panel and for Pierre Börjesson who is the Senior Sustainability Specialist at H&M. On Monday Value Village is presenting two shows, “The Thrift Chic Challenge” and the “68lb Challenge”, I can hardly wait to see what the designers participating in these challenges have in store! I know I’m an advocate for doing my part in helping make the world a better place for everyone around me and am thrilled to partner with a brand like Value Village who shares the same values in sustainability and love for the environment. We both also love fashion so I really couldn’t imagine a better situation here. (Insert smiley face)

I’ve started listing out all the things I need to bring with me on this trip, shoes, cameras, sunglasses, chargers and a lot more. Perhaps it’s comical to some because I realize I’ll only be away for three days, but I think I’ll be bringing with me 5-6 pairs of shoes, and around 6-7 different outfits. A girl needs options, that’s my thinking anyway. Wish me luck on packing and Canada here I come!

You can also follow @SaversVVillage and @ecofashionweek to keep up with everything that will be happening over the next few days.

Savers Value Village

Value Village thrift stores in the U.S. and Canada redefine the thrift shopping experience with clean, bright aisles that are neatly organized into specific departments, with labeled shelves and racks. Each store is full of incredible merchandise and stocks an ever-changing selection to ensure shoppers always find a refreshed assortment. With 5,000 to 10,000 new items added daily, there really is something for everyone!

I’ve been a long time fan of Value Village, going there always feels like a thrilling treasure hunt. You never know what gems you’ll find there. Most recently I popped in to the Capitol Hill location here in Seattle and found a beautiful leather clutch that was in the shape of a brightly colored tropical fish. It was in perfect condition and so unique! The clutch was a gift for a friend (otherwise I would have loved to keep the clutch for myself), I felt great about my purchase because I found the special gift I needed, I helped support my local community and got a great deal.