vintage fabrics

Bon George Upcycles Vintage Textiles Into Chic Ethical Fashion

It’s hard not to feel instantly more stylish even just browsing the online collections from Bon George. Your admiration will grow even stronger when you learn that every piece is…

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Mimi NY Turns Antique Textiles Into Couture at Launch NYC Fashion Week

AMAZING LACE It’s in the literal transfiguration of these “forgotten fragments” that designer Mimi Prober finds her inspiration. Her one-of-a-kind works, which she…

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Billy Wolf's Eco-Friendly Dog Jackets, Bandanas Are Handmade in NYC

DOGGONE IT Billy Wolf stemmed from Drago’s fruitless search for a stylish coat for Cujo, her Chihuahua. Taking to her sewing machine, Drago transformed an old tartan jacket into a…

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Carro Upcycles Thrift-Store Menswear Into Preppy Back-to-School Carryalls

If Mad Men mania is driving back the return of the power suit, then consider Carro the Don Draper of backpacks, satchels, and messenger bags. The Argentinean label, which loots thrift…

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Shaina Mote Resurrects Decades Past With Clothes From Deadstock Fabrics

For Los Angeles designer Shaina Mote, who spent much of her childhood weaving baskets from pine needles, the art of creative reuse was something she mastered from a young age. So it…

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Beautiful Soul's Refashioned Kimonos Are Inspired by "Madame Butterfly"

Forget Memoirs of a Geisha; kimonos have migrated from the realm of the exotic to the wearable. Beautiful Soul, an eco-luxury label based in London, is refashioning vintage Japanese…

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Clothespin is Reincarnating Fashion's Vintage Spirit

At Ecouterre, we run into a lot of high-tech fashion: LED eyelashes, running pants that power your iPod, cassette-tape fedoras that play music. Don’t get us wrong, we love our…

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