Saturday, November 8, 2008

Eco Chic

We all want to do our part to live green – right, my Fellow Fashionistas? Today’s post presents a select few designers who work with recycled, sustainable, and biodegradable fabrics. At right, a hand-embroidered cotton top by Conscious Cloth, featured in W.
These runway designs all incorporate environmentally friendly materials.
At left: Linda Loudermilk
This photo and next courtesy elle.com.
Undesigned by Carol Young
Japanese Designer Oka Masako's creations are biodegradable!
Photo via thefashionspot.com.
This Zampa tunic by Leroy & Perry by Lutz and Patmos for Barneys Green is made of recycled cotton - and its 60% off at Barneys Co-op, a truly environmentally friendly store.


Elroy Apparel, based in Toronto, makes sustainable garb as well.


Last, but most certainly not least: CC had the pleasure of meeting a local Designer yesterday whose gorgeous wares are made exclusively of recycled sweaters!
Nancy Frodermann, owner of Woolen It Be Nice, based out of Avon, CT, crafts the most exquisite scarves! They are 100% wool or cashmere, crafted entirely of found garments.

CC bought the forest green and off-white one (above, right) for a mere $40!


You may even recognize one of your own castoffs among the beautifully hand-made pieces below (note the American Eagle logo on the pink striped scarf!).


Nancy also makes accessories such as fingerless gloves (fab!) and decorative flower pins.


The floral accouterments are made of a silk and recycled wool blend.
You can view Nancy's one-of-a-kind designs here or email her directly at nanfrod@woolenitbenice.com if you have a particular scarf color combination or other request in mind. Woolen It Be Nice is delghtfully attentive to its customer’s needs; Nancy will email you photos of what she has in stock that matches your description.
Enjoy, darlings… And be eco chic!

31 comments:

Natalí said...

I love ur blog, and have always been!!!

Anonymous said...

mm lovely post, again :).
such chic alternatives!

xoxo,
La C

Little Bow Prep said...

The Undesigned by Carol Young outfit looks so casual yet put together. The items all look so lovely and prove that eco and chic can be mixed! I adore the flower accouterments!

enc said...

I'm glad there's more attention being paid to eco-friendly alternatives.

Siljesfashion said...

Love the fingerless gloves!Thank you for your comment on my Pierre Hardy shoes, I cant wait to wear them for a party.

saray said...

great post..

A World in a PAN said...

Love this idea of recylcing! As you know, I support sustainable cooking, so it's obvious I support sustainable fashion!

Carolina Lange said...

Lovely post! The first look is gorgeous!
And the recycled wool blend flowers are adorable!
:)

K.Line said...

Great post CC. I thought Elroy was based in BC. I'll have to be more on the lookout for them here... (It's harder to find than you might imagine.)

lisa said...

Haha this was such a timely post for me because I'm just writing up a review of Eco Designers Day at Vancouver Fashion Week for Stylefinds! Elroy Apparel had a fantastic show there. Vancity has quite a few eco lines such as Red Jade, Two of Hearts, Lav & Kush, and Bronsino, just to name a few.

The Seeker said...

Thank you, thank you CC for this post!!!
Eco friendly is one of my causes, but mostly is a bit ugly and too expensive.
In this post you show that it can be sooooooo chic and gorgeous.

Love it, beautiful.

xoxo

Nare said...

I love this sweet stile!!

Anonymous said...

The Woolen It Be Nice pieces are gorgeous! I'm definitely going look at more eco friendly fashion from now on - this is an awesome post!

miss vintage love said...

The gloves look so cozy!!

atelier said...

interesting new header;)! and lovely post, I guess fashion must also be eco-friendly

Penny said...

wearing vintage is eco friendly! yay for vintage! hehe

La Belette Rouge said...

Very cool. I do hope that green designs become more widely available.

Lisa said...

this is such an amazing post.
so close to my heart.

i am very eco-friendly ;)

my hero: stella McCartney.
ah so amazing.

THANKS for the most beautiful comment cc.
ah i do not deserve it!

hope you had a beautiful weekend.

x.

AusAnna said...

great post, those flowers are to cute. i had a great eco dress last summmer. youve inspired me to go find aother!

i.d. said...

You might also like Aussie label Gorman, they use the most unbelievably soft organic cotton!

Tobey said...

i love that tunic. such dreamy colors...

Missa said...

Awesome post! Those recycled sweater scarves are SO cool! They would have been perfect for the post I just did on thrifted clothing and jewelry reconstruction.

Me said...

It's so great that people finally pay some attention to ecological products!! Cool for us, good for the environment^^

Songy said...

Linda Loudermilk's design is quite natural and inspiring isn't it? I would like to actually really wear them.

Shoegal said...

Eco is the new must!!! Go green with style!!!!

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm glad things are getting eco-friendly. It's nice to know all sorts of people care.

Paul Pincus said...

fantastic post. you've proven eco-friendly can be gorgeous!

yiqin; said...

I will really like to do my hair like the first model! It's amazing!!

MR style said...

great choices !!! yeah it's import helpin the environment !!! carrie savor of the eeeeaaaaaaarrrtttthhhhhhhhhhhhh !

Karl-Edwin Guerre said...

lovin' your blog (from a male's perspective) ...nice shots.

Songy said...

it's always cool meeting local designers. Isn't it?