Fall/Winter 2009

Willian's Organic Cotton Fall/Winter 2010 Collection is Full of Grace

FEMININITY UNBOUND Despite being named for her grandmother, Willian by designer Keisha Bounds is anything but matronly. Her organic Fall/Winter 2010 collection, presented at…

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Stacey J. Lee's Upcycles T-Shirts, Jeans Into Avant-Garde Eco-Couture

We’ve seen upcycled T-shirts and jeans aplenty, but nothing like Stacy J. Lee’s artful reinterpretation of that consummate American ensemble. The New York-based…

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Uniform Natural: Sustainable Women's Clothing Drafted by an Architect

At Ecouterre, a big part of our roots dig into the sustainable design and architecture world. Perhaps that explains our deep love for Martha McQuade’s new sustainable line of…

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Does Greenwashing Exist in the Fashion Industry?

Miguel Adrover, creative director of Hessnatur Unfortunately, greenwashing exists everywhere, including the fashion industry. The minute the industry recognizes a trend, everyone jumps…

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Kelly Lane's Eco-Clothing is a Carousel of Color for Fall/Winter 2009

Kelly Lane’s surefire attention-getters will never fly with shrinking violets—her voracity for retina-scorching colors (burnt orange, cobalt blue, emerald green) are guaranteed…

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Vaute Couture's Vegan Coats Epitomize Effortless Chic

If winter’s swift approach is throwing you into a state of wardrobe panic, allay your cold-weather woes by turning to someone who knows a thing or two about below-freezing…

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Finisterre's Eco-Friendly Waterproof Jackets Take Cue From Nature

Unlike most technical-apparel lines, U.K.-based Finisterre provides tough, fashion-forward, and comfortable clothing that treads lightly on the environment. Taking a page out of Mother…

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Upcycled Seatbelt Couture by Greta Constantine Puts Safety First

Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill, the design duo behind the Canadian fashion label Greta Constantine, revel in using textiles that Pickersgill describes as “foreign yet…

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FIRST LOOK: Jai Active Wear is Sustainably, Regally Playful

Smart design is sustainability is contemporary elegance, says Kizzy Jai Knight, the erstwhile dancer/choreographer/stylist behind Jai Active Wear, a fledgling label that the Knight…

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EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD: Trick-or-Treat With Feral Childe Paper Dolls

Nowhere is Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson’s playful sense of humor more apparent than in the colorful clothes they design for Feral Childe, a Brooklyn-based eco-fashion label that…

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Olsenhaus Steps Up For Fall With a Fresh Crop of Vegan Shoes

Elizabeth Olsen’s entire design philosophy can be summed up in a single phrase: “Consciousness is the new hip,” a statement that is both a mantra for the longtime…

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FIRST LOOK: Noon Solar Introduces Vegan, Organic Fabric Bags For Fall

Vegans, rejoice! Noon Solar is debuting a vegan-friendly collection of fabric bags made from naturally dyed organic textiles and cork trims. Due to make landfall in stores in late…

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Why is Eco-Fashion So Expensive?

Eviana Hartman, the designer behind Brooklyn-based eco-fashion label Bodkin Why does sustainable clothing cost more than big-box brands? For the same reason that an heirloom tomato…

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The Way We Wore: Nicole Bridger's Haunting Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

A rising star in Vancouver’s burgeoning eco-fashion scene, Nicole Bridger has been on an upward trajectory since she graduated from Toronto’s Ryerson University with a…

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Susan Woo Makes Her Fashionable Debut With Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

Susan Woo’s eponymous Fall/Winter 2009 collection, which was feted at New York Fashion Week in February, marks the Big Apple-based designer’s spirited debut. Her day and…

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