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Now a clothing line for eco-minded men thanks to Nelson's Emma Walker

Bruce Fuhr
By Bruce Fuhr
March 28th, 2012

This is the third installment of a three-part mini feature spotlighting the fashion sense of a group of high school graduates from L.V. Rogers in Nelson — Emma Walker, Jenna Renwick and Rheanne Segstro.

All three students are in the final year of the Fashion Design and Technology degree program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond.

The program at Kwantlen is hosting showing spotlighting all 31 graduates Fashion Design and TechnologyTuesday, April 3 at the River Rock Casino.

Today we focus on the exploits of Emma Walker.


Consumers have become very careful of the types of food they eat.

No longer does a meal of cholesterol and grease answer the bell for most consumers seaching for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Nelson’s Emma Walker thought the same held true for the fashion industry, where eco-minded men would appreciate her new line of Epicure, a new menswear collection.

Walker developed the collection in response to market research indicating a need for rustic yet refined ‘green’ apparel for men, with high standards of quality and ethics.

Walker used care and attention to detail combined with the passion for her craft to create garments of integral quality and artistry.

“In this fast paced, throw away culture, it’s really inspiring to see more people interested in buying products that are made with integrity,” Walker explains.

“This shift in values means exciting opportunities for up and coming designers such as myself, who are looking to rejuvenate a real appreciation for the craft of clothing.”  

Walker’s new line, Epicure debuts Tuesday at the River Rock Casino as part of the Kwantlen University Degree program.

The Show exhibits the innovative and high caliber work that Kwantlen’s degree in Fashion Design and Technology produces. 


Read Rheanne Segstro’s story at


Read Jenna Renwick’s story at

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