Saturday, April 25, 2009
Eco Fashion from recycled plastic Coke bottles is not eco friendly and not sustainable and not endorsed by this blog!!
That the Coca Cola company is jumping to the green ethos is a little late (forgivable) and absurdly unjustifiable (not forgivable!) No amount of recycling compensates for using plastics in the volume we have been conditioned to accept. Making these bottles and then recycling them uses a lot of energy and i just heard (from my dad) that the emissions from the recycling process are big on airborne toxins. Add this up and in the end you have a shirt that will not break down when worn out, thereby adding zero value back to our soils as organic matter would.
In fact that tee shirt will possibly outlast all of us if we continue in this insanity - greenwashing business as usual is obscene!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
as Nicola Woods a former student of the London College of Fashion responded to our international face off with olde fashionality
"We are fighting the same battle and from the same corner it would seem. As a designer, my aim is to prove that ethical can be sexy and you do not have to compromise on style, just because you are looking out for the environment and the people who have made what you are wearing.
...We will get there and I can see a definite movement happening in London, which has removed the Frou Frou and *air kissing* ( sweetie darling style) and replaced it with innovation and like minded designers and individuals, who look out for each other as they share a long term vision. It’s very exciting."
Her Beautiful Soul label suits her.
Update on Euro Eco fashion from a talented designer who participated in the Fashioning the Future Summit 08 discussions.
Elena Garcia's Autumn/Winter Collection was inspired by Queen Victoria and socialite Daphne Guinness and has a Victorian Punk 'tude.
I had a lot going on this winter so i am apologizing for not posting this in a more timely manner. However these clothes are seasonless, as black is always tasteful when made in a sustainable manner.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I volunteered for BALLE a local indy/entrepreneurial business support group. This gave me time to traipse through the fashion and fiber stalls. I found a really great interior textile design shop called LIVE Textiles. The work was contemporary, stylish and offers a dye to match service.
The largest fiber segment was about the knits in dirt dyed tones with silk screening ... a plus from no details (well sometimes!) Clothes for yoga and clothes for casual wear were nice but hemp, bamboo and organic cotton tee wear is a small slice of the fashion orb.
After being excited by Euro design, this was quite a letdown.
Actually one group had some altered knit sweaters that were fairly interesting and Revival Inks had a great post card and some nice screen designson their their tees and hoodies. They use water soluble inks which are earth friendly according to current think (all concepts are subject to change as information is added- so now these open endings are my faves)