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Green is the New Black. From New York’s Fashion Week last month, to the Oscars, the eco fashion trend continues to gain momentum. Meryl Streep’s gown was the first “eco gown” ever designed by Lanvin and several other actresses walk the red carpet in eco friendly designs too. Eco designers and manufacturers are focusing on environmental issues including using fabrics and processes that use less energy, waste, and pollution, and human rights issues, think “sweat factories”. Many designers and clothing lines are looking at local manufacturing, recycled materials, organic fabrics, like cottons and wools, bamboo, and using natural dyes. And the great thing is these fashions now look fashionable too, not like you’re still living in the ‘60s. Checkout our eco fashion guide today.
Featured at a recent UK eco fashion event were these stilettos made from pistachio nuts and coffee beans created by designer Julia Ske.
Stella McCartney's Eco-Friendly Sunglasses. For Spring Summer 2012, Stella McCartney launches a new “eco-friendly” collection of sunglasses. The new sustainable collection is the result of extensive research conducted to increase the use of raw materials stemming from natural origins. This large round framed urban model perfectly embodies the Stella McCartney sustainable philosophy. An ultra-thin round plastic frame showcases tonal gradient colours, in a mix of opaque and translucent plastic derived from natural resources. This pair is $225.
The Naya shoe collection which is available at Nordstrom includes:
• Vegetable-tanned leathers and linings
• Natural or recycled content fabrics
• Water-based cements
• Footbeds containing natural cork
• Outsoles containing natural materials
• Boxes made with 80% recycled paper pulp, soy-based inks and water-based glue
• Reusable shoe bags and shoe forms made with recycled PET
Buy a pair of sandals and save the Rain Forest. As part of the Chipkos "Stand for Square Feet" program, each pair of Chipkos Original Sandals purchased results in the adoption of one hundred square feet of the rain forest. Inspired by the classic Indian Osho chappal, Chipkos Original Sandals are comfortable yet durable sandals that can be worn for urban dwelling or outdoor adventuring. Produced with low impact, environmentally friendly materials. This pair is $48.
Eco Friendly Yoga Wear. Gaiam has launched a spring yoga wear line. Made from eco-friendly materials – rayon from sustainable bamboo, 100% organic cotton and ActiveSoy, an organic cotton/soybean fiber blend, Gaiam’s workout wear is designed to move with you so they are just right for yoga, Pilates or any fitness workout.
This Bootcut Unitard boasts a built-in bra, no-gap crossover top and tummy-trimming middle. 90% organic cotton/10% spandex. Choose a purple or black unitard. Thailand. $99
Designed with an eco-conscious approach, 'naturevsfuture®' acknowledges the increased environmental concerns & the need to preserve & respect the earth while advancing. Valenti chooses to incorporate mainly organic, sustainable, renewable, biodegradable & recycled materials in the collection each season. Mixing such fabrics like organic cotton, organic wool, hemp, soy, bamboo, seacell® (seaweed), lyocell (wood pulp), Ingeo™ (created from plant sugars such as corn), along with recycled & technological fabrics such as Polartec® (made from soda pop bottles & industry waste) she creates pieces that have a futuristic edge yet are inherently classic. This Classic Half Sleeve Obi Belt Shirtdress is 100% organic cotton; designed in brooklyn, made in NYC $285