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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.