Green Designers

Vivienne Westwood Debuts Gold Label Spring 2012 at Paris Fashion Week, Thinks Confucianism May Save Planet

“I have always loved the Mao cap, though I hate violent revolution.” Thus spake legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood, who cites China as the key inspiration behind…

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Eco-Fashionista Barbie? Bid on Loomstate's Fashion's Night Out Doll

It’s no secret that Barbie is an unrepentant shopaholic, so we weren’t surprised to find her all over Fashion’s Night Out in New York City. Still, the plastic…

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Suzanne Rae Returns to Simpler Times With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Earthquakes, nuclear meltdowns, stock-market crashes; is it any wonder that Suzanne Rae yearns for simpler times? Showcasing her Spring/Summer 2012…

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Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2012 Collection Brings the Tropics to New York Fashion Week

FIESTA TIME To construct the dramatic braided pompadours, Hoffman worked with Tigi hairstylist Nick Irwin to weave her fabrics into synthetic hair. Corresponding prints found their way…

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Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 Line Offers Girlish Sophistication at New York Fashion Week

SUMMER HOLIDAY Whether pinned, tucked, draped or whipped into a froth of gravity-defying ruffles, cocktail dresses and evening gowns ruled the runway, a clear indicator of…

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Gretchen Jones is Guilty as Charged at New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

WILD HORSES Each season, Jones cribs her inspiration from a book and a music album, this time from The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda and Horses by…

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John Patrick Organic’s Spring 2012 Line Finds Adventure at New York Fashion Week

SALLY FORTH The new collection, Patrick says, is a metaphor for the journey our planet is engaged in, with elements drawn from “archetypes” such as the scientist, traveler,…

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M. Patmos Gets Fresh for Spring/Summer 2012 at New York Fashion Week

FRESH CUTS The M. Patmos collection borrows cues from two seemingly disparate yet complementary sources: the use of negative space by contemporary New York artist Mary Judge and the…

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Orla Kiely Collaborates With People Tree on Ethical Fashion Collection

PEOPLE TREE x ORLA KIELY Considering how well the two play off each other, it’s surprising that this is Kiely’s first collection for the fair-trade pioneer. ” I think…

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Minna Debuts Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gowns For Eco-Chic Brides

A FINE ROMANCE Hepburn decided to launch a dedicated bridal collection after noticing a demand from her clientele. “Our customers started wearing our dresses and sending us some…

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Ex-Armani Exchange Designer Lucio Castro Dives Into Men's Eco-Fashion

After six years with Armani Exchange, Argentine designer Lucio Castro is hanging out his own shingle. Unlike his former employer, however, Castro’s eponymous menswear label has a…

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Gretchen Jones Designs Not-For-Profit, Fair-Trade Jewelry for Piperlime

GRETCHEN JONES FOR PIPERLIME The 14-piece line, which includes gold-plated necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and a body chain, draws inspiration from Egyptian pyramids and the 1973…

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8 Sustainable Designers at Berlin Fashion Week's GREENshowroom

+ GREENshowroom + Berlin Fashion Week

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Designer Azzedine Alaïa Says Current Pace of Fashion is "Inhuman"

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with those guys from that Geico commercial, you’re probably used to fast fashion—wear it today, trash it tomorrow. But…

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VIDEO: Think Global, Wear Local With Fibershed's 150-Mile Wardrobe

LOCAL COLOR A few years ago, Burgess traveled to Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, where she witnessed firsthand the damage the garment industry caused to the people and environment.…

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8 Fashion Brands You Didn’t Know Were Made in the U.S.A.

HOME OF THE BRAVE In the swinging ’60s, 95 percent of clothing sold in America were made in America, according to PBS. Fast-forward 50 years and that number now floats at 5…

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Vivienne Westwood Debuts Upcycled Bags for Ethical Fashion Africa

WESTWOOD HO! The Autumn/Winter 2011 range carries 14 different styles of bags and accessories, for men and women. By working with the United Nations International Trade Centre, Westwood…

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12 Up-and-Coming Eco-Fashion Designers at Designers & Agents L.A.

GREEN L.A. From June 13 to 15, expect nothing but the best from 12 emerging designers who have made it a point to incorporate environmental awareness and responsible practices into…

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