Green Designers

Erica Corte Turns Industrial Hardware Into Chic, Upcycled Jewelry

Do your eyes glaze over when you glance at a worktable full of nuts and bolts just waiting for that elusive rainy day project? Or do you stare at the bits and bobs and dream of what…

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Vivienne Westwood Designs Bags for Africa's Ethical Fashion Programme

Dame Vivienne Westwood may be designing a range of bags for the Ethical Fashion Programme in Africa, but don’t mistake her efforts for altruism. “This is not charity,”…

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Christopher Raeburn, Victorinox Collaborate on Upcycled Outwear Line

British upcycling impresario Christopher Raeburn and Victorinox, the brand behind the Swiss Army Knife, debuted their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection at the Eyebeam Art + Technology…

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Shop Designer Stacy Longo's Eco-Fashion Apparel at Styleta.org

Ecouterre has been following the work of rising eco-fashion star Stacy Longo since she won the Project Earth Day Student Competition back in 2009, so we’re stoked that her new…

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Eliza Starbuck a Finalist in Amsterdam Fashion Week’s Green Fashion Competition

Eliza Starbuck, the designer behind Bright Young Things, is taking her eco-fashion line global. First stop on her world-domination tour: Holland, where Starbuck stared down 180…

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JoAnn Berman Channels the Real Housewives of Bushwick for Pre-Fall 2011

AMERICAN IDLE Meet the “Real Housewives of Bushwick,” the latest collection by eco-punk designer JoAnn Berman. Inspired by the Brooklyn neighborhood where Berman is based,…

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Tara St. James Wins 2011 Ecco Domani Award for Sustainable Design!

Mazel tov and congratulations to Tara St. James, friend of Ecouterre, zipper-upcycler extraordinare, and an ah-may-zing designer, for snagging the 2011 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation…

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Stine Ladefoged’s Dramatic Knits Are Wearable Works of Art

We cannot resist a chunky knit. Danish designer Stine Ladefoged juxtaposes bulky- and fine-gauge woolens to create arresting flights of fantasy without sacrificing wearability. Many of…

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Estethica's Spring 2011 Press Day Checks Pulse of British Ethical Fashion

ETHICAL FASHION TODAY Bring ethical-fashion movers and shakers together and the conversation is bound to get interesting. That was the case with the Estethica Press Day on Dec. 8, an…

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How Can Eco-Designers Stay Profitable While Advocating Slow Fashion?

It may be tough for green designers to stay profitable while discouraging consumerism, but it’s not impossible. The key is this: When it comes to developing your business model,…

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Olsenhaus, Pratt Institute Showcase Next Generation of Vegan Designers

FUTURE PERFECT When the founder of Olsenhaus challenges you to design next season’s hottest shoe, as Elizabeth Olsen did with students from the Pratt Institute, you had better…

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Dave Rittinger’s Zero-Footprint Leaf T-Shirts Make Like a Tree

Next time you want to “leaf” a lasting impression on a date, why not follow artist Dave Rittinger’s lead and wear a shirt made entirely from leaves? (Please…

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Miranda Chance's Recycled-Denim Bags are Pure "Jean-ius"

LEADER OF THE PACK Made from salvaged denim and leather, Miranda Chance’s bags come in a variety of streamlined silhouettes and sizes, ranging from the compact Abbey shoulder bag…

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Vivienne Westwood's Eco-Fashion Tip: Wear a Towel Instead of a Coat

Restraint and normalcy have never been Dame Vivienne Westwood’s strongest suits—and thank God for that. Speaking at a New Economics Forum event at Southbank Centre in London…

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Shared Talent India Helps Designers Source Sustainably

Photos by Bevan Ofosu Agyemang Think of India and bright colors, delicate embroidery, and beautiful fabrics will undoubtedly flash in your mind’s eye. Indian textiles and…

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

It’s no secret to Ecouterre readers that we’re fans of Brooklyn-based eco-fashion designer Samantha Pleet. We’ve gushed about her playful and provocative eco-apparel…

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Sarajevo Artist Creates Math-Inspired Origami Dresses From Paper, Textiles

BEAUTY AND BRAINS Amila Hrustic, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Sarajevo, found herself gravitating towards geometry—specifically Platonic solids—during…

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Issey Miyake Unfolds Origami-Inspired "132 5" Eco-Fashion Collection

Few things in fashion add up, like pairing denim cutoffs with Uggs, wearing knee-high boots with peep-toe cutouts, or donning a sleeveless peacoat jacket in the dead of winter (we…

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