It wasn’t hard to roundup fabulous eco conscious fashion finds this week. During NY Fashion Week, the Big Apple was especially green, thanks to the GreenShows in Chelsea.
We were on the scene each day, and we’ll bring you video highlights of the spring/summer 2011 collections over the course of the next few days…But hey, in case you missed them, here’s our video of eco designer Luis Valenzuela‘s stunning running event on Opening Night, as well as jumpin’ JoAnn Berman‘s runway takeoff…
Also in the spotlight earlier this week was Auralis Herrero, a sustainable fashion designer with roots in Puerto Rico and NYC. Her hats were created by Isaac Laboy, a local artisan who handcrafted them from the fallen roots of the Cupey tree — the following are a few personal faves from the catwalk:
Part of the fun at the 3-day event was seeing many eco pals — Jill, Jasmine and Yuka of ecouterre; Emily Grady of Treehugger; Joshua of theDiscerningBrute; and Gina of crie de coeur; Kate of Kaight’s Boutique, Summer Rayne Oakes, Bahar Shaphar and having the opportunity to meet many new friends.
Hey, congrats to Kate for opening Kaight’s shop number 2! With roots on the lower east side of Manhattan, her new digs are in Brooklyn — Opening Party in Brooklyn tomorrow, Saturday, 9/18, from 6-9pm. 382 Atlantic Avenue; between Bond & Hoyt. Live DJ, Cava & nibbles all around…receive 15% off all purchases.
And from elsewhere around the ecosphere – a few standouts:
- How do you mend a broken plate? Give it a new life by upcycling it into great looking pendent. The two handcrafted pendants pictured below are wrapped with black, lead-free silver solder, topped with a sterling silver bail and hung on a 16″ sterling chain.
(These pendants are made from real recycled plates, hence there may be slight scratches and marks on their surface from their former life.) You’ll find them at TheBrokenPlate’s Etsy shop.
- To keep your body temp warm but not sweaty, check out the wool from Icebreaker — they create performance outerwear made with renewable wool harvested from Merino Sheep in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
They also offer a Baacode that lets you trace from where the wool comes, “meet the growers and see inside the factories where the merino was cleaned, spun and sewn.” Neat.