|Eco Criteria Series Part V: Recycled Fashion|
|Written by Magaly Fuentes-Sagan -|
Pulling from the old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” innovation in the fashion industry has taken on a whole new meaning. Morphing a bazillion different types of used materials like vintage fabrics and notions, inner tubes, candy wrappers, seat belts, and recycled leather, into brilliant new pieces of clothing and accessories, designers and other product development junkies are setting little to no limits on what they will experiment with.
Preloved creates one of kind clothing from reclaimed sweaters and vintage fabrics. They reclaim 100 000 sweaters a season!
From Somewhere womenswear collections are made using luxury designer pre-consumer waste such as proofs, swatches, production off-cuts and end of rolls.
Bag The Habit
Melissa Caron melts pre-loved jewelry and other metals down and turns the metal into something new, fresh and beautiful. This ring was a custom order made from recycled gold and diamonds reclaimed from heirloom earrings. Exquisitely hand crafted.
Ada Zanditon has a zero waste policy where all fabric pieces that are left after production are kept and used for quilting or shoulder pads.
EFW US based writer Magaly Fuentes-Sagan has a broad range of interests spanning art, fashion, travel, environmental issues, health and wellness. With an AS in Fashion Design and a BA in International Business and Marketing as well as a comprehensive fashion career that has included couture bridal design, sportswear product development, visual merchandising, buying and marketing management, Magaly brings the scope of her experience and passions to her written work.
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 February 2012 )|
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