Environmentally Friendly / Green Fashion Design Resources

Discussion in 'Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion' started by Ayisha1978, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Ayisha1978

    Ayisha1978 New Member

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    Hi everybody, I'm very interested in using only environmentally friendly resources for my fashion designs and know there are a lot of you out there who would like to have this information as well. Specifically I'm looking for the following...

    - eco-friendly textiles (from fancy to plain/heavy weight to gauzy) that are:
    organic
    don't use harmful chemical dyes, bleaches or finishes
    cruelty free
    were produced in a 'water conscious' way

    - eco-friendly notions
    thread
    trimmings (lace, ribbon, piping etc)
    interfacings/linings etc
    zippers
    buttons (attractive, recycled non-synthetic or other wise durable
    eco-friendly alternatives)

    - eco-friendly fabric dyes or methods and fabric paints

    If you could advise and/or share your information, links, opinions and even ideas on this matter I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you all in advance,

    Have a wonderful day,

    Ayisha
     
  2. Lucysv

    Lucysv New Member

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    I know about this magazine they were giving away at London Fashion Week called Estethica and sponsored by Monsoon.
    I don't know how easy is to get a copy now though.

    Here's a link that maybe useful: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/estethica

    goodluck!
     
  3. Ayisha1978

    Ayisha1978 New Member

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    Thank you so much Lucysv! I'm in the process of putting together an Eco-Friendly Fashion resource website and this may be very helpful. Thank you again.

    Have a wonderful day,

    Ayisha
     
  4. Ayisha1978

    Ayisha1978 New Member

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    This is an awesome eco-friendly initiatvie, I do wish they had an online version of their magazine, I wasn't able to find one, although looking up the designers will be helpful.

    You wouldn't happen to have their link?

    Thank you Lucysv
     
  5. KaitlynAliano

    KaitlynAliano New Member

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    Contact the Ethical Fashion Forum for sourcing information. They also have a community forum.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Ayisha1978

    Ayisha1978 New Member

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    Thanks Kaitlyn Aliano, that will be a good link to add to my site as well.
     
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    Happy Earth Day All! :smile:
     

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