Green Designers

EcoSalon, Textile Arts Center Host a Sustainable Fashion's Night Out

ELIZABETH CLINE Elizabeth Cline was present to sign her latest book, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.” The New York-based journalist explores how…

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Stella McCartney Introduces Biodegradable Soles for Fall/Winter 2012

Stella McCartney’s fall lineup of pumps and boots isn’t just kind to animals; it’s also gentle on the environment. First spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runways in…

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Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

VIVA LA REVOLUTION Westwood donned the same garb earlier this month at the Paralympics closing ceremony, where she unfurled a giant banner that proclaimed “Climate…

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Christopher Raeburn Takes Flight at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Upcycling impresario Christopher Raeburn returned to London Fashion Week on Sunday with his Spring/Summer 2013 women’s collection—the second he’s dedicated to the fairer…

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Gretchen Jones Pays Tribute to Joan Baez at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

JONES ON JOANS “My collections are inspired by a piece of literature and the album I listen to most or what’s connected to the literature,” Jones tells Ecouterre.…

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Laura Siegel Dresses the Modern Nomad at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre. Deserts aren’t the barren wildernesses they’re made out to be. Like the vivid bouquets that spring unexpectedly from the arid landscape,…

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Samantha Pleet Turns Back the Sands of Time at Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre To say that Samantha Pleet’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is epic isn’t a matter of hyperbole. Presented at the Wolverine store in…

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Jesse Kamm Exemplifies California Cool With Her Handprinted Eco-Apparel

CALIFORNIA COOL Kamm admits she never set out to be a “green designer”; the collection just evolved the way. “I was raised that way, and so was my husband,” she…

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FIRST LOOK: Stella McCartney's Lower-Price, Eco-Friendly Lingerie Line

Meet “Stella,” British designer Stella McCartney’s new, lower-price range of saucy underpinnings designed for a “nearly nude wearing experience.”…

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Is New York City's Garment Center Worth Saving?

At this very moment, thousands of people in Midtown Manhattan are designing and manufacturing apparel all within a 10-block radius in New York City’s Garment Center. The innovation,…

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Hellen van Rees Turns Scrap Yarn Into Chanel-Inspired Wearable Sculptures

SPACE-AGE FASHION Van Rees creates each textile herself using both remnant thread from a nearby knitting factory and repurposed fabrics she teases apart for yarn. Her process involves…

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Stella McCartney Creates Scholarship for Cruelty-Free Fashion Designers

Stella McCartney knows the importance of giving back. The British designer, who received an honorary fellowship from Central Saint Martins on Wednesday, has announced a new program for…

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Stella McCartney to Launch Eco-Friendly Lingerie Collection Called "Stella"

Come August, Stella McCartney will launch a new line of everyday lingerie made from organic cotton and recycled metals, reports the New York Times. Dubbed “Stella,” the…

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Ale Bremer Upcycles Castoff Materials to Create Mexican-Flavored Jewelry

LOST AND FOUND Even from a young age, Bremer found inspiration in art. While she intended to study graphic design, a stint in metals at the University of Texas at El Paso convinced her…

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British Designers Fete Wearable Sculptures at WWF's "Pandamonium"

WHERE THE WILD THINGS WERE Guests such as Ben Fogle and Miranda Richardson noshed on catered bites by Kofler and Kompanie, knocked back flutes of champagne, and watched an open-air…

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What is "Slow Fashion" and Why Does It Matter?

“Slow fashion” is a sustainable and ethical alternative that is fundamentally reconstructing the contemporary fast-fashion system. Slow-fashion principles guide my…

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Ada Zanditon Creates Exclusive Eco-Jewelry Collection for ASOS

Ada Zanditon has developed a four-piece collection of jewelry exclusively for ASOS. Designed with input from Luca Romanyi, Zanditon’s frequent accessories collaborator, the…

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Vivienne Westwood's Tips for Living Sustainably in Style

Don’t call Dame Vivienne Westwood an environmental activist. The legendary British designer prefers the term “freedom fighter,” according to an interview with Metro on…

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