Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stimulation Saturday

Now that I am older and have children, I find myself more protective of the environment. I don't want to wake up one day and realize that I had a hand in causing the decline of our planet. That is one of the reasons I started in this business. So much clothing is thrown away each year that is perfectly fine. Many designers and companies have begun to embrace the notion of recycling and upcycling. During New York Fashion Week I found myself drawn to the eco designers. The imagination and talent of these designers is amazing. Here are a few of my favs. Are you an eco pin up girl looking for a shoe fix? You won't look further then Kitty Cooper's vintage fabric shoes. Made with vintage fabric from the 20's thru the 70's; each of these divine shoe carries a bit of history with each step. Beyond the vintage textiles, Cooper uses locally sourced materials, including vegetable-tanned leather, post-consumer recycled paper, and organic cotton for the her shoe bags. Nothing but the best for your skin from Clare Bare's organic undergarment line. She uses vintage fabric and trimmings for most of her garments, and any new materials that she uses are made from organic cotton. Billed as the "antivictoria's secret"Clare Bare makes garments that accentuate the body, rather than cover it up, push it up, or transform it in an unnatural way. Started in 1997, From Somewhere is the collective talents of Orsola de Castro & Filippo Ricci. Each beautiful piece is made from reclaimed luxe fabric. Castro and Ricci want to highlight and educate the world to the waste that is produced from runway designers and reuse it. Please, take a look at these and other amazing eco designers. See what inspiration they can inspire in you to renew, reuse, & recycle.

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