Gallery: 28 Eco-Fashion Predictions fo...

ELLA T. GORGLA (FOUNDER, I-ELLA)

Peer-to-peer shopping will play an ever increasing role in eco-fashion. Not only what we consume, but how we consume impacts our environment. At I-ELLA, our focus is on sharing what we already own and recycling the fashion that crowds our closet, hence our motto: "share your closet."

In a rather short period of time, we've created a curated environment of the fashion elite, environmentally conscious, and budding entrepreneurs to participate in a comprehensive peer-to-peer marketplace where one can buy, sell, borrow, or swap with other members. Even more, 10 percent of every transaction is directed charities focused on women, health, education, or children.

Preowned "recycled luxury" minimizes waste. Perhaps the greatest method of reducing waste is to simply convert what one may consider waste into something that is relevant and good. So, our prediction for eco-fashion, collaborative consumption will reshape the shopping landscape and people will become more committed to preowned goods, not only for the great discounts, but also for the green factor.

ECO-FASHION ORACLES

1. Summer Rayne Oakes

2 Leslie Hoffman (Earth Pledge)

3. Sass Brown (Fashion Institute of Technology)

4. Sarah Scaturro (Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum)

5. John Patrick (Organic)

6. Eviana Hartman (Bodkin)

7. Mika Machida (Mika Organic)

8. Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute Couture)

9. Kizzy Jai Knight (Jai)

10. Meiling Chen

11. Tara St. James (Study NY)

12. Caroline Priebe (Uluru)

13. Anjelika Krishna-Daftuar (A.D.O. Clothing)

14. JoAnn Berman

15. Mark Liu

16. Amisha Ghadiali (Jewellery by Amisha, Ecouterre)

17. Ella T. Gorgia (I-ELLA)

18. Amy DuFault (Shift, EcoSalon)

19. Sheena Matheiken (The Uniform Project)

20. Zem Joaquin (Ecofabulous)

21. Emma Grady (TreeHugger, Past Fashion Future)

22. Brad Bennett (Commerce With a Conscience)

23. Starre Vartan (Eco-Chick)

24. Natalie Zee Drieu (Craftzine)

25. Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff (Ecostiletto)

26. Greta Eagan (FashionMeGreen)

27. Janette Crawford (Fashion Loves People)

28. Joshua Katcher (The Discerning Brute)

Did our experts’ predictions for 2010 hit or miss the mark? Revisit what our sartorial soothsayers divined last year.

3 Responses to “28 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2011”

  1. I’m working on a solar fashion line… should be way more affordable than Zegna.

    alanjgreenspan.com
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  2. Yuka Yoneda says:

    Thanks to all of the brilliant eco fashion gurus who shared their thoughts – I think the fact that we had a whopping 28 predictions is an indicator that green fashion has come a long way, baby!

  3. AlikiBags says:

    This really made my day!
    Struggling with a miniscule eco-consciencious business, it is soooo inspiring and heartening to read about people who are sincere and successful in the eco fashion world ! Whenever I go on the site of ecouterre or inhabitat, I leave in a ‘good mood’. Not so sure about my facebook friends, who keep getting ‘shared’ items…
    Keep it up, please ! xxx

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