This is “The Sequence 7 to 1st Green Fashion Designers“, in the previous post we discussed on The Sequence 15 to 8th Green Fashion Designers and now we will continue into next sequence. These fashionistas aren’t just talking the talk, they’re walking the catwalk. See who’s shining a spotlight on clothing with a conscience.
Here they are :
7. Katharine Hamnett
Best known for her T-shirts with slogans like “CHOOSE LIFE” and “FRANKIE SAY RELAX” Hamnett isn’t afraid of making a statement. She’s currently working on a “Clean Up or Die” campaign to green the cotton industry.
6. Linda Loudermilk
Designing for celebs like Debra Messing and Jane Fonda, Loudermilk creates high-fashion pieces from a variety of textiles, including bamboo, reclaimed antique lace, soy, and wood pulp. She also has special products and developed the Luxury Eco accreditation stamp to recognize products and services that are high quality and ecologically sound.
5. Ali Hewson
Hewson had social consciousness in mind when she launched clothing line Edun with her husband Bono and designer Rogan Gregory. Edun pieces are made with organic materials and fair-labor practices in developing areas of the world, in an effort to increase trade and create sustainable employment.
4. Gary Harvey
After spending almost 10 years as creative director at Levi Strauss, it’s only natural that the first piece in Harvey’s own collection would be made from jeans, 42 pairs, actually, refashioned into a couture dress. Showing his collection during London Fashion Week this year, Harvey gave new life to recycled newspapers, secondhand baseball jackets, and even used wedding gowns.
3. Summer Rayne Oakes
A self-described “eco-style expert,” Oakes is a Cornell-educated scientist who now focuses on modeling, but only clothing made from organic or recycled materials. A frequent spokesperson for eco-fashion, Oakes also publishes S4, a newsletter reporting on sustainability trends in the industry.
2. Stella McCartney
A strict vegetarian, McCartney (daughter of Sir Paul and Linda) is an avid supporter of PETA and refuses to use fur or leather in her designs. She was unveiled a skincare line containing 100 percent organic active ingredients.
1. Tierra Del Forte
Just call her Ms. Green Jeans. This designer and founder of Del Forte Denim has created a line of premium organic denim for women. And when your favorite pair has seen its last days, send it back to her for Project Rejeaneration reuse and renewal.
source : grist.org