Hundreds of Bostonites came out for this year’s Ecofest on August 20-21, to view alternative fuel vehicles, see an ecclectic host of multi-culture performers, and meet local nonprofits and renewable energy vendors. Set in front of city hall and under sunny skies, it was also a great place to sample healthy food from Boston’s finest vegetarian restaurants.
The festival featured a full ecofashion tent, under which one could find organic cotton dresses from Nancy’s Gone Green, jute handbags at EarthFrendz, naturally dyed silk scarves by Rhonda Fazio (Ecofashion tent and show coordinator), and hemp shoes from the Hempest.com. Many of the vendors from the ecofashion tent displayed their wares during a main-stage ecofashion show. The show also included other designers including Ball and Buck, which caters to a more conservative, “preppy” style, and Banshii, which offers soft, feminine and earthy dresses.
It was interesting to walk around Boston’s downtown and see the numerous historical sites of such significance to American history, side by side with this Ecofest, highlighting the products, technologies, and ingenuity that will lead us to America’s future. Congratulations to Foundation for a Green Future for organizing this educational, and forward-thinking event.