Tag - green fashion

The Death of Fast Fashion – Slowing Down for a Fashion Revolution

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which is moving towards becoming Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. Join her for a week of blog posts and social media conversation to highlight the importance of change in both the fashion industry and consumer habits.   “Slow fashion“, is a phrase [...]

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Sustain: Organic and Naturally Dyed Clothing

Sustain is one of the first companies in the United States to make organic, naturally dyed clothing. Sustain’s mission is to change the conversation from making “low impact” clothing, to making clothing that actually helps the environment. Plus, the Sustain clothing line focuses on health, as the clothing is made from organic fibers and natural dyes, which are full of antioxidants instead of harmful toxins. Sustain only uses fair trade materials and uses only 100% natural fabrics, sewing threads, [...]

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PRINTA: Eco-fashion, silk-screen printing and Budapest

Printa is one of the first environmentally conscious brands in Hungary that is engaged in designing and making a wide range of products. Be it a souvenir, a piece of clothing, accessories or graphics, their ideology is predominantly based on three main words: Budapest, eco-fashion and silk-screen printing. Printa’s Pest Collection is composed of eco-friendly materials that remodel the conventional souvenirs with a fresh touch of silk-screen printing. Budapest’s non-official symbols decorate the collections’ T-shirts, bags, notebooks and postcards. Their [...]

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GONE RUSTIC: Life and thoughts impressed

Rita Summers’ business, Gone Rustic Studio, opened in 2003 in a rented building.  In 2004, together with her husband, they purchased a disused garage in St. Marys, Tasmania, Australia and transformed this dilapidated building into a studio and gallery. This is where Rita makes, displays and sells her own work (as well as other people’s quality handmade items), offers classes and hosts exhibitions of local artisans and travelling displays. Rita creates whenever she can, because art is integral to her [...]

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Monkee Genes: “There is no reason Profit and Sustainability can’t work together”

Monkee Genes is a fashion label based in the East Midlands of England, producing jeans from organic cotton. The company was created in 2006 by Phil Wildbore, owner and designer of the brand. His frustration regarding the denim market and the disposable high street fashion, encouraged him to start this new venture not only to raise public consciousness but also to bring a fresh and youthful proposal to fashion. Their classic and innovative jean styles come from Indonesia, Turkey and [...]

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Elin de Jong: The Rooftop Dye Garden

Elin has started her own research. Passionate about natural dyes and conscious and worried about current environmental issues – many of them related to the textile or fashion industry, she decided to start her own dye garden in Amsterdam. Elin wanted to know where all the beautiful colours come from, but also wanted to check how good it is for the environment to bring exotic plant powders to produce something pretty. Acting as a laboratory for experimentation and research, the rooftop [...]

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What Daisy Did: Timeless and committed bags

With 6 years of experience in the field of sustainability, Daisy and Ozric, are strong advocates of slow fashion. Their battle against reckless consumerism in the fashion industry is translated and visible through What Daisy Did, a bags brand whose products are beautiful, functional, affordable but which, at the same time, tackle waste from every angle. What Daisy Did uses natural and waste materials to create bags in what they call “timeless styles” that will outlive the micro trends and [...]

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Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments

Sat-su-ma’s motion is not to objectivize the garment, but rather to turn dressing into an immediate experience. Based in Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey, sat-su-ma products are 100% cotton, handmade and dyed with plant dyes using traditional recipes. Through the process of dyeing, no toxic chemical compounds are exploited while only local groundwater is used. Unique garments for women, with a twist on colours and garments. Highly recommended! Have a look at some of their lovely products: LUSH What an amazing dress! A creative design [...]

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Happytasja: new bags from wasted clothes

Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is not just related to craftsmanship but to recycling. From a jacket’s pocket, a piece of a skirt, a print of a t-shirt, an old woollen [...]

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Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

“Maple is my favourite leaf” Michela Pasini’s is one of those cases in which the brand and the artist’s personality can’t be separated. They share the same values. So when speaking about Michela or Rosso di Robbia, we are talking about the same: passion for sustainable designs. Rosso di Robbia is Michela’s natural dyeing workshop where she works with natural yarns and fabrics to create hand-made clothing, accessories and home textiles with the exclusive use of colours coming from plant extracts. [...]

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