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Eco luxe jewelry by Joanna Cave

Jewelry eco-artisan Joanna Cave, brought up on a Cycladic island by her Greek mother and English father, perfected her style after studying jewelry design in London. Her refined minimalist pieces are an organic abstractization of all her inspiration sources: the beautiful landscape of Cycladic islands, ancient Greek artifacts, folklore art, vintage photography and illustration, 1930’s modernist architecture or the happy “gang” of pets living at her family home in Ios.

Joanna Cave gold-plated eco-sustainable fine jewelry

Coats&Jackets by Camilla Wellton

I love a unique piece of outerwear and swedish designer Camilla Wellton knows how a standout coat should look. The fall/winter 2009 capsule collection of black wool coats and jackets gained a great deal of interest on her Stockholm-based prêt-á-porter/eco couture/ made to measure label.

Camilla Wellton fall/winter 2009/2010

Vegan handbag label Samsara supports social causes

More often fashion and non-profit organizations team up for charity work and donations. One of these worthy initiatives belongs to canadian accessories label MATT & NAT with its newest vegan handbag collection entitled samsara.
This eco-friendly, affordable line ($35-155 price range) donates one dollar per sale to one of the four causes voted by viewers: International Aid, Women's issues, Animal Welfare or the Environment. Samsara bags and wallets reveal a clean, modern design with bold metal details and come in four chromatic styles: black, cognac, plum and white.  

H&M spring/summer 2009 collection

The Organic Cotton Spring 2009 Collection, a plea for eco-friendly design and organic materials, released by Swedish chain store H&M focuses on two key trends of the up-coming season: volume and curves, expressing a new femininity inspired by the style of 1950s and 1970s decades.

 

Minna spring/summer 2009 collection

The British Fashion Council ethical fashion show/exhibition at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009, Estethica, now in its 5th season, turned into the very epicenter of the eco-sustainable fashion industry in UK.

One of the best newcomers in this community of fair-trade, eco and ethical fashion design is young fashion label Minna, an example of edgy design and eco passion mix.

 

Lara Miller Bamboo Clothing

Here it is another proof of how stylish, sophisticated and innovative eco-friendly clothing can be. Young designer Lara Miller (Chicago) creates beautiful clothes from handmade bamboo soft jerseys and unique wovens.
Lara Miller spring 2008 collection

Recycled Couture: Discarded To Divine

If you're interested in the green movement in fashion then you should really check this event: the Academy of Art University is hosting the Recycled Couture Fashion Show and Auction named "Discarded to Divine" on 26th April in San Francisco. Donated clothes (from jeans to bridesmaid dresses) and discarded items including high quality upholstery textiles and curtains are transformed into one-of-a-kind designs auctioned to help the poor and homeless, through the St. Vincent de Paul Society's programs.

Discarded To Divine fashion show&auction

Discarded To Divine fashion show&auction

Joodito Clothing

While browsing for interesting crafters I stumbled upon Joodito, a young self-taught designer from Boston. She makes one-of-a-kind clothes, tops, so far, (sweatshirts, tees, tunics) from salvaged and recycled materials constructed in free style, by organic, experimental methods.

Joodito Clothing

Joodito Clothing

Loudermilk Organic Denim

Didn't think organic clothing can look this great? (I admit I didn't) Well, think again. Linda Loudermilk defines Luxury Eco: edgy, playful, hyper-cool, well tailored clothes created from own-developed sustainable fabrics and by fair labor standards. Luxury Eco movement doesn't sacrifice style: "The Loudermilk line is all about refinement - polished, put-together looks that happen to be made from sustainable fabrics and that don't just happen to have that raw and rough around the edges something that make them modern."

Linda Loudermilk Fall 2007Linda Loudermilk Fall 2007

Eco-friendly fashionista Anja Hynynen

Anja Hynynen (born 1983, Köping, Sweden) is a young designer that transforms organic fabrics into lovely, lady-like designs. With a strong artistic family background, Anja worked for a while as a tailor's apprentice then studied in textile and design in Borås (Sweden).

Anja Hynynen Collection-01Anja Hynynen Collection

All Green at Portland Fashion Week

The first eco friendly fashion week was held in October, 19 to 24, at Portland, Oregon. There were thirty five independent designers among which sixteen well known eco designers who presented their Spring/Summer 2008 collections at Portland Fashion Week. Not only the eco-fashion clothes showcased but everything was green at this fashion event: the bamboo runway, the eco-friendly styling products, the energy efficient LED lighting and the whole décor - recycled fabric, paper and sustainable furniture. There was even completely organic food and drink on the menu.

Alula, Emily Katz, Holly Stalder, Izzy Lane, Kate Towers, NatureVsFutureAlula, Emily Katz, Holly Stalder, Izzy Lane, Kate Towers, NatureVsFuture

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