A new tailored suit just for biking to work

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Monday 21 April 2014

One of the most dangerous things about biking to work isn’t the traffic. It’s when your trousers get caught in your pedals and you tumble over. We’ve all been there. We’ve also experienced the sweaty armpits and restricting fabric of our outfits while cycling. So that’s why Parker Dusseau came up with the men’s commuter […]

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Botanical shoe design by Kristen Dill

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By KD in New Eco on Thursday 9 February 2012

If Tim Burton had an eco-fashion line for Target, here is what it would look like. Kristen Dill’s designed creations include found botanical stems, leaves, even dried turnips.

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Gown made from Peanut M&M wrappers

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Fashion on Wednesday 21 April 2010

Project Runway eat your heart out, as long as that heart’s made from Peanut M&Ms. This one-off dress was made by Chicago-based couture designer Christina Liedtke from 600 Peanut M&M wrappers, from which the 1,800 flowers used in the design were painstakingly handmade and applied. Ok, so five yards of silk charmeuse and silk shantung […]

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AussieBum’s banana fibre underwear

Zac Editor

By Zac in New Fashion on Thursday 1 April 2010

It’s crazy that we’re so reliant on cotton for our natural fibre needs, given that it’s environmentally heavy and requires massive amounts of water. Give me wool any-day. Or banana fibre, especially now that aussieBum have launched a new range of men’s underwear in this unique fabric. Banana fibre is made from the bark of […]

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American eco-fashion visionaries

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By Katriane Hill in New Eco on Friday 13 November 2009

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, in a show guest curated by Francesca Granata (Parsons School for Design Lecturer) and Sarah Scaturro (adjunct instructor for Fashion Institute of Technology), takes a look at American eco-fashion visionaries — such as Alabama Chanin [above], Uluru, Loomstate, and others.

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Monkey and The BrownMan t-shirts

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By Jenna Black in New Eco on Monday 13 July 2009

Eco-friendly fashion just got hotter with new Sydney label Monkey & the BrownMan. Whilst the name may confuse you, their threads won’t. Collections consist of a range of unisex basic tees, kids wear and accessories. Inspired by surf culture and contemporary design, Monkey & the BrownMan create all their clothing from 100 percent organic cotton.

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Skinny Nelson

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By Casper Johansson in New Fashion on Thursday 2 July 2009

Using a chemical free philosophy, Skinny Nelson and Friends is an androgynous, eco label, the creation of Sydney-based designers Zachary Midalia and Jacqui Alexander.

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Rani Jones

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By Katriane Hill in New Fashion on Tuesday 3 March 2009

Rani Jones, the ethical label founded by Rani Patel and Lucy Jones, made their debut at London Fashion Week in September of last year. Rani Jones uses recycled materials (such as pineapple fibres and coconut husks) in order to make sleek, body-hugging designs. While they are still a new company (the founders had just five […]

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Loomstate tees

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By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Tuesday 23 December 2008

New York-based eco-line Loomstate create the coolest tees made of organic cotton. Each printed t-shirt not only celebrates nature but is stylishly crafted, with contrasting stitching coupled with signature twisted side seams for a sleek fit. My favourite is the Seabra design [pictured below]. And, boys, don’t fret because Loomstate cater for males, too.

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