Green Designers

14 Sustainable Designers at Estethica Spring/Summer 2011

ECSTATIC OVER ETHICS Estethica, the leading sustainable-fashion showcase, returned to London Fashion Week this month for its ninth season. The four-year-strong exhibition has become the…

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Christopher Raeburn "Dazzles" With Military-Inspired Spring 2011 Line

RAZZLE DAZZLE Christopher Raeburn may be one of London’s rising stars of ethical fashion, but he still has plenty of firsts to add to his already-impressive list of accolades. Not…

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Ethical Labels Rally at London Fashion Week's First Sustainable Catwalk

Fashion loves an epiphany, and for the tireless few who labor to bring ethical fashion to the masses, the sustainable catwalk that the British Fashion Council organized for London…

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Vivienne Westwood Collaborates With SIGG on Reusable Water Bottle

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD x SIGG Few palate cleansers are as refreshing as plain ol’ H2O, so perhaps that’s what legendary designer Vivienne Westwood had in mind when she designed a…

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Is H&M's New Lower-Priced Clothing Encouraging Disposable Fashion?

Call it the $4.95 frock that rocked the fashion world. It costs less than a Grande Caramel Frappuccino at Starbucks, and it’s cheaper than a six-piece Chicken McNuggets Value Meal…

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Eco-Designers Turn Yesterday’s News into Headline-Making Paper Couture

HEAR YE, HEAR YE At the Yesterday’s News Green Catwalk Event and Workshop in New York City on Tuesday, four leading sustainable designers—Samantha Pleet, Bahar Shahpar, Lara Miller,…

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Speedo, From Somewhere Turn Banned LZR Swimsuits Into Fabulous Frock

When FINA, the world governing body of aquatic sports, banned swimmers from competing in full-body swimsuits, Speedo was hung out to dry. Left with a surplus of the LZR Racer suit that…

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The GreenShows Brings Eco-Fashion to New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK ECO-FASHION WEEK This year’s GreenShows were extra-special for us because we had the pleasure of hosting our very own cozy Ecouterre media lounge inside the Metropolitan…

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Style.com Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Organic-Cotton Designer Tees

STYLE X To kick off its 10th anniversary celebrations, Style.com, the online arm of fashion bible Vogue, enlisted 10 of the hottest, most-talked-about designers (including Proenza…

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Samantha Pleet Offers Star-Crossed Lovers, Cute Rompers for Spring 2011

SUMMER NIGHTS For Spring/Summer 2011, designer Samantha Pleet turned auteur, compiling a cinematic-inspired lineup that director David Black captured through a haunting, moody lens.…

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Bright Young Things Champions DIY Minimalism for Spring/Summer 2011

HAVE IT YOUR WAY Eliza Starbuck of Bright Young Things may have graduated beyond the little black dress she started with, but her ethos of less is more could not be more apparent. At…

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NYC Architect Margarita Mileva Makes Dress Entirely From Rubber Bands

One of the best parts of Eco-Fashion’s Night Out at the Textile Arts Center (besides the mini-cupcakes, that is)? Catching up with old friends and making new ones. One familiar…

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John Patrick Organic's Spring/Summer 2011 Pays Tribute to the Life Aquatic

VICTOR/VICTORIA Ecco Domani Award recipient John Patrick of Organic helped kick off New York Fashion Week when he feted his Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Manhattan’s Ace Hotel…

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Project Runway's Seth Aaron Henderson Designs Solar-Inspired Line for Portland Fashion Week

SOLAR IS THE NEW BLACK When Project Runway designer Seth Aaron Henderson first announced that he was creating a solar-inspired fashion collection, he was immediately inundated with…

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10 Eco-Fashion Designers at New York Fashion Week's The GreenShows

THE GREENSHOWS SPRING/SUMMER 2011 September 12 5 p.m. Susan Cianciolo 9 p.m. Luis Valenzuela / Opening Night Reception September 13 1 p.m. Auralis 3 p.m. JoAnn Berman 5. p.m. Ashton…

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Coordinate Your Bridal Party With Sasha Duerr’s DIY Natural-Dye Recipe

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is wonderful plant to use in dyeing. A perennial that grows wild in many parts of the world, fennel is used as both an herb and a dye plant. Fennel can be…

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Make Lina Rennell's Easy DIY Scrap-Fabric Belt

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES One long strip of left over fabric, about the length of your waist plus 8 or so inches, and roughly double-and-a-half the width you prefer for your…

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For Alyce Santoro of Sonic Fabric, Off-Grid Living is Always in Fashion

Multimedia artist Alyce Santoro may be best known in the fashion community for her woven cassette-tape Sonic Fabric, but the conceptual artist, activist, and homesteader contains…

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