Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
For those of you sourcing sustainable fabrics, there is a new website to make it easier for you. Its called Source 4 Style and it launched to the public about a week ago. You can search from hundreds of fabrics according to material type (bast fibers, cotton, leather, wool ect.). It also makes it easy to request swatches.
That's all for now!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
read more here
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Harry Potter Wizard an Eco Designer?
I was surprised to read that Emma Watson, the 19 yr old British actress from the Harry Potter movies, is now an unlikely eco-fashion designer. Recently, she has become a fashion muse – she’s the face for Burberry’s S/S ad campaign (pastel trenches!), and has another contract with Chanel, she’s been in Vogue and sat in the front row of every Fashion Week.
She recently collaborated with People Tree to develop her own eco-friendly and fair trade collection, ‘Love from Emma’ (view it here àhttp://www.peopletree.co.uk/category/emma-watson/)
Both womenswear and menswear, 80% of it is made from 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton and its made entirely by Fair Trade benefiting the lives of disadvantaged workers in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Inspired by summers in Britain, it has some very cute cardigans as well as vests, summery dresses, jackets and accessories. Apparently Emma Watson created the collection to promote fair trade and eco-fashion to a younger generation because she felt that 16-25 yr olds weren’t aware of these issues and didn’t have enough choice when it comes to eco-fashion. Plus, she personally made the design decisions herself. Read an article on the collaboration here - http://cocoecomag.com/new/
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I am aware that there are many people who study fashion with the hope of job security in the form of a product development position in a large corporate chain. And there are even more who's first thought for next weekend's outfit leads them right to the corner of Yonge and Dundas (or the nearest sale rack at the mall). I generally try to bite my tounge and lead by example. But after reading this article in the New York Times the angst has turned into a ball of rage sitting in the pit of my stomache. This is what happens when clothing is produced at such a rapid pace that theres not enough time to sell half of whats made before the next trend takes over. As if these giants arent moving things to the end of the product lifecycle quickly enough, countless stores are skipping the consumer all together and heading straight for the dumpster. All in the name of brand scarcity i suppose. Read the article and form your own oppinion but please think about what your supporting when you spend your hard earned cash on the 'perfect outfit' for your date next friday.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
i came across a neat website about ethical leather and vegan shoes. mind you, they are located in the UK. still, and interesting take on leather as a natural and renewable resource. i looked around a bit more and found a few interesting sites and articles for anyone who is interested in the eco side of leather. there are, however a host of other issues that arise within this leather debate. animal rights for one. the constant pouring of funds into the billion dollar meat industry that is, let's face it, adding to a lot of the destruction of the planet and let us not forget the excess amounts of chemicals required for the tanning process.
then there's the used, vegan and vintage sides of leather.
anyways.. just some thoughts. can leather actually be 'green'? i don't know.
care to comment? please do....
eco leather? yes or no
eco leather, vintage and vegan