Category archives: Eco Fashion in the News

ANOTHER FRAME of Mind

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"Finish everything on your plate!" Says mom. "Utilize the whole length and width of your fabric," says Katharina-- a fashion designer looking to change fashion production for the better. As a fashion design student of the School of Art Berlin-Weissensee and University of the West of England, Katharina is out to find solutions to minimize garment waste [...]

Sustainable Style Made ULTRA Easy

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On the road to leading a sustainable lifestyle comes patience, conservation, awareness, and ...style? ULTRA, "a collective of designers, thinkers, and makers grounded in sustainability"  has made leading such a life not only stylish, but easy. They offer The ULTRA10- a collection of ten core wardrobe pieces versatile enough for a year made of organ[...]

REFIX Vol. 1 Preview

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REFIX Magazine PREMIER ISSUE PREVIEW 2011 from andrea krystine on Vimeo. REFIX Magazine Preview featuring the talents of... Photography: Emily Sandifer Clothing and Accessories by: Kristinit Micha Designs Grammatique Wardrobe Stylists: Emily Brushey Andy Montano Make-up & Hair: Julia LoVetere Adriana Lopez Models: Kaet Lane Bethany [...]

To Have And To Ware

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London-based designer Emma Ware has intrigued us. As a Wimbledon School of Arts graduate, with a background in fine art, film, and TV, Emma utilizes reclaimed materials by creating them into intricate pieces of artwork. Combining textures for an elegant contrast, she uses hand-sculpted recycled rubber and chains in her accessories. Emma emphasizes susta[...]

A Beautiful Soul is Timeless

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Article by Andrea KrystineHarper's Bazaar may have warned us about staying away from kimono cuts and embracing “ravish ruffles" in their September issue, yet Beautiful Soul proves that this timeless classic is well.. timeless! Beautiful Soul, known for their upcycled vintage kimono line, just released their latest --which we hope to view up c[...]

Katcha’s Transformations

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Katcha Bilek has always had a passion for transforming things rather than throwing them away. In her 20's she travelled all over Europe and learned several languages, giving a multi-cultural outlook to her art. In 1999 while living and traveling in a converted fire truck, she began making bags that utilized the leather techniques she had learned du[...]

Raeburn Re-Appropriating

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Article by Camilla Doig Lorentzen   Christopher Raeburn, a graduate from London's Royal College of Arts, is fast becoming known for his pioneering work towards the future of ethical design. Christopher utilises re-appropriated military fabrics to create garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted. Th[...]

A QUESTION OF the past

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Here Ye, Here Ye!... or shall we say "Ahoy Matey"? Hot off the [screen printing] press come A QUESTION OF's two new ode-to-the-past prints; La Mariniére and Wisdom. La Mariniére, originally made for the French Navy, has been respected by French sailors and adopted by designers such as Coco Chanel, and embraced by fashion houses like Gau[...]

Hopping on the "Zero-Waste" Train

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Article by Andrea Krystine Although many are adopting new means of fashionable consumption through wearing organic or buying second-hand, these acts alone are simply not going to cut it when it comes to making a dent of true sustainability in the fashion industry as we know it. Reality Check: Because it is cheaper to dump fabric scraps than recycle[...]