Ah, the emerald isle. With St Patrick’s Day on the horizon, we look to the Irish today for some eco fashion inspiration.
The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, Dublin encourages everyone to rediscover the value of waste. It’s a community-oriented enterprise providing work and training to anyone interested in re-using and re-designing “tossed” materials, creating useful fashion, accessories, homewares, furniture and even refurbished bicycles.
The dresses above were produced with 100 percent recycled materials for their 2013 Green Fashion Label Spring Line. The Centre also offers training programs in dressmaking for anyone interested in re-fashioning materials that would otherwise wind up in a landfill. Awesome project! more @ rediscoverycentre.ie.
Just for luck. A vintage Coro four leaf clover, mounted in lucite and hung from a vintage, 19″ rosary chain. $35 – handmade from Candi Sue’s Creations.
A lovely handmade, hand-crotched cowl scarf in ivory and teal. Perfect for an Irish spring. $30 from woolgathering
An0ther St. Paddy’s Day trinket – a recycled and repurposed bike chain forms a septagon around a Celtic triple spiral triskelion. $28.95 from Parts and Scraps who specialize in creations made from upcycled, recycled and repurposed stuff.
That’s it for this week. Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day. Do everything in moderation and style … and by all means – keep it green!
related: more eco-fashion finds from The Alternative Consumer