Sustainable fashion – a few years ago it was basically an unheard of term. Now the innovative designers that are incorporating eco-friendly practices in their designs are becoming mainstream. I am highlighting four designers this week that are gaining some well deserved respect not only for their environmentally friendly philosophy but also for the incredible designs.
Titania Inglis’s edgy minimalistic styles are designed to go from season to season with wearable and versatile pieces. Her fabrics are sourced with the environment in mind with organic cotton, vegetable tanned leathers and dead stock wool from the garment industry and the clothes are sewn in a small factory in New York. You can see her full line here.
Gretchen Jones spring/summer 2012 line exudes a bohemian feel in the designs that she is known for, with eco-friendly fabrics and natural materials such as wood, bamboo and organic cotton and the line is produced domestically and is aligned with “Save the Garment District” a New York based organization that promotes ethical work practices. You can see her line of clothes and jewelry on her website.
Marcia Patmos has been mainstreaming it in stores like Barney’s for years now but the line as recently added some phenomenal sustainability practices such as a no waste seamless knitting. Her line is beautiful, effortlessly chic and wearable. You can see the line at mpatmos.com.
Costello Tagliapietra has been knocking the eco-fashion world off its feet since 2005. This two man duo’s designs are nothing short of couture, the line easily falling into mainstream fashion with their feminine, sustainable silhouettes. They have won several awards for their Air Dye System, a closed loop dye technology.
You can see their full 2012 collection at www.costellotagliapietra.com.
Great fashion is beautiful and it doesn’t have to hurt the earth or it’s people. When shopping look for designers that are incorporating sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
About the Author (Author Profile)
Melinda received her degree in Communications from Drury University. After working in marketing for many years, she refocused her career and is now a freelance writer and artist.
Melinda brings her love of fashion, beauty and the environment together to find eco-friendly clothing and products each week.
She resides in the midwest with her wonderful husband and a really great dog.