On September 25, Ottawa’s Rebecca Rowe participated in the Cashmere Collections Legends of Fashion show at Toronto’s Globe and Mail Centre.
Produced by Kruger Products, maker of Cashmere bathroom tissue, the Cashmere Collection is a heartfelt display of the brand’s commitment to nurturing Canada’s fashion industry, while inspiring Canadians to support and contribute to the breast cancer cause.
Starring 16 top Canadian designers and their vision of a future without breast cancer, this year’s collection paid tribute to the Legends of Fashion, and their influence on the world of design, all crafted in luxuriously soft Cashmere Bathroom Tissue.
Both Rowe’s boyfriend and brother are active members of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own).
Rowe explains, “I heard about the Cashmere Collection years ago through social media. I had never seen one of the bathroom tissue designs in person, though, until this year. I was one of the designers asked to produce a garment made of Cashmere bathroom tissue, designing a one of a kind piece inspired by Diane von Furstenberg.”
Rowe delivered a riff on the iconic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress.
“Giving back to my community has always been a part of not only who I am but also what my brand is about. When I was presented with an opportunity to give back by doing what I love to do – there was no question. I was overwhelmed by the number of comments I got when I first posted these photos on my social media. Not only did I get comments of praise but also countless comments about people’s own story regarding breast cancer. I was shocked by how many people this disease had touched in my own community.”
The annual kick-off to October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cashmere Collection, has showcased close to 200 Canadian designers to date. It has raised millions of dollars for the breast cancer cause throughout its 16 years.
The annual Cashmere Collection heralds the return of limited-edition Cashmere Bathroom Tissue in support of breast cancer efforts. Twenty-five cents from the sale of every specially-marked package (up to a maximum of $35,000) goes directly towards breast cancer efforts at the Canadian Cancer Society throughout October.