The Green Living Show (www.greenlivingshow.ca) is focusing on eco fashion at its 2008 event starting tomorrow (Friday, April 25) at the Direct Energy Centre (Exhibition Place). Vancouver’s Nicole Bridger (www.nicolebridger.com) sells her sustainable collection to Toronto shoppers for the first time. Increase shopping efficiency by visiting exhibitors including Susan Harris, Heart on Your Sleeve and Truth all under one roof. The show continues through Sunday (April 27), and adult admission is $12 at the door. 416-360-0044 ext 110.
Sometimes we forget about the Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre, 415-599-5321, www.textilemuseum.ca). It’s tucked away just south of University and Dundas, but its small space is perfect for a quick fashion culture fix. A trio of exhibits have just opened in its galleries, including Battleground: War Rugs From Afghanistan, The Kandahar Journals of Richard Johnson and Patches: Military Uniform Insignia. The shows continue until January 2009.
Made for you
The fourth annual Made Show & Sale (www.themadeshow.com) checks into the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West) tomorrow (Friday, April 25). Climb up to the second floor on opening night between 6 and 11 pm for a first crack at fashion, design and crafts from artisans including Sarra Tang, Julie Moon, Soft Dog Studios, Heart Felt, Paper Snake, Namoda and C1 Art Space. The show continues Saturday from noon to 10 pm and Sunday noon to 7 pm.
After three days of unconventional catwalk shows during Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week (www.getfat.ca), Heidi Ackerman was awarded the first Beefeater Innovative Spirit Award on April 11 for her colourful knit collection.
Sweet deal bite
Shimmer Accessories holds its mid-year warehouse sale starting Saturday (April 26) at 2778 Dufferin, suite 103, with fashion pieces starting at $3.