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Today i want to introduce a TV program about fashion design, called Project Runaway.

In this program, every week there are a competition, having different theme.

I realized that some theme also connect with ‘ Organic ‘ ‘ Recycled ‘..

                      —– Emily Berezin ——

Location: Supermarket. how to make paper into skirt? Emily do. As you can see, Emily used paper to do a skirt. Paper is not fabrics, it is also Eco-Friendly, maybe, 5 or 10 years later, paper could become a kind of fabrics.

Although the skirt is not exquisite, it is kind of fashion attitude.

                          ——–  Sarah Illenberger ——

Vegetable dresses, Looks green, very very very organic ..

It is looks green, but i don’t think it can recycle use, maybe you can only dress once or twice..


Ripe Dress, Spring 2008

Made from seed pods, wire, juju fruit candy, acrylic paint.

These kind of dress take advantage of the rest of vegetable, more valuable than what i show before. but it only show in the exhibition, can’t wear. In general, also a good try.


To be honest, i don’t know which food made this one. maybe chocolate? Comparing this to another, i like this more. it looks more modern, special and unforgettable. i really like skirt with fluffy.

what i posted today not connect with fabric, but they both we can see in our daily life, have relationship with our living world. IF we can take advantage of this kind of material, the resource of earth will be save a lot.!! Achieved eco-friendly!!


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Organic Tendencies: Sara Coleman Spring 2012 at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week 

search fashion with orgainc, i found the Sara Coleman Spring 2012 suitable for this theme.

i picked some pictures in the show

Organic trend apparently, using  sustainable material. the material contain long tunics in silk, cotton and linen in sand, rope beige and brown. Maybe it is also the trend of the future of the fashion. Whar is more, in the show, there are some artificial trees as decorate, also showing the theme of environmental friendly, close to nature.

As far as i am concerned, these kind of clothes is unforgettable, special, unique.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njVJVQF3hOs

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The aim of this essay is to talk about the top 20 Eco Friendly Clothing Fabrics.

Firstly,before introduce the top 20 Eco Friendly Clothing Fabrics, i want to know the advantage of sustainable clothing.

 the advantage of sustainable clothing:

  • Easy to care for
  • Most have nature ‘ ingredients’ , like UV and insect repellents.
  • Durable and Strong
  • Timeless styles:never go out of style, after all, eco clothing has been worn for over 1 million years.

Top 20 Eco-Friendly Clothing Materials:

  1. Alpaca
  2. Ogranic Cotton:This is cotton grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers. Organic Cotton is grown under Fair Trade Guidelines and is biodegradable and compostable.
  3. Hemp: Hemp plants are made from the Cannabis sativa plant. Strong, naturally UV resistant and biodegradable and compost able.
  4. Bamboo: Bamboo grows very fast thus no pesticides are necessary.
  5. Soy:  Soy Silk is made from the  products of soy manufacturers, thus using post consumer resources. Is biodegradable and compost able.
  6. Tencell/Lyocell:Made from wood pulp from fast growing trees.
  7. Ogranic Wool: Is a great resource, providing how they are raised and treated.
  8. Jute
  9. Ingeo:Man Made Fiber derived from Corn
  10. Calico/ Muslim: Fabric made from unbleached cotton.
  11. Hessian Cloth: Woven Fabric made from jute or hemp.
  12. Recycled Polyester
  13. Corn
  14. Organic Linen
  15. EcoSpun which is a trademark name: Fabric Made from plastic containers. But there are many companies such as Prana who also produce clothing from recycled bottles.
  16. Nettle Fiber: Made from stinging nettle a weed.
  17. Spider Web Fabric
  18. Milk silk
  19. Ramie
  20. Made with recycled materials.

       Recycled Material Trivia:

  •  Fleece jackets. About 25 two-liter plastic pop bottles can be used to make one fleece pullover. About 15 will produce a fleece vest.
  •  T-shirts. Pop bottles can be recycled into a smoother polyester for use in T-shirts and other clothes. 

(*source from: http://www.greenecoservices.com/top-20-eco-friendly-clothing-fabrics/)

Some materials we are similar, but some are not. like corn, milk silk, soy, trying to become a good designer should be similar with these materials.These kind of material not only achieve environment friendly, but also can give you some ideas, When i first heard about milk silk, quiet new for me, how can milk to make cloth??maybe think about it, will give you some inspiration.

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Continuing to introduce the Eco-Friendly Fabrics, this time i want to talk about Linda Loudermilk.

Eco-designer, Linda Loudermilk, awareness with the woder of earth-generated textiles made of sasawashi,bamboo seacell,soya and other eco-fabrics such as EcoSpun.

                                  —–  Linda Loundermilk —–


Linda Loudermilk speaking about her vision for eco-fashion:

“We aim to give eco glamour legs, a fabulous look and a slammin’ attitude that stops traffic and shouts the message: eco can be edgy, loud, fun, playful, feminine (or not) and hyper-cool.”

Speaking on how people react to her eco haute couture collections:

“First it’s the clothes; then it’s ‘Why does this feel so good?’ And then they notice the hangtag. Our company motto is to smash old ideas of what you thought ‘eco’ was.”

Speaking on her move to sustainable and eco-friendly fashions:

“I have so much more serenity now, knowing I am trying to make a difference.”

(*source from: http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2006/03/more_fashion_qu.html)

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The term “eco-fashion” refers to stylized clothing that uses environmentally sensitive fabrics and responsible production techniques.

                                            —— Richie Rich —–


                    < made from corn fiber by uber-cool >

For the eco fashion event FutureFashion, Richie Rich designed a pink and yellow Ingeo™ taffeta skirt made from corn fiber with a silver recycled polyester bustier.

Richie Rich speaking about designing with sustainable, recyclable and environmentally friendly fabrics for the eco fashion event FutureFashion:

“It’s definitely something we’re going to continue toying with. People often perceive the fashion world as superficial, so it’s great to work with materials that are actually good for the environment. I had my doubts, but when we actually saw the fabric swatches we were blown away. They were gorgeous, and it wasn’t hard to design with them.”

Yes, eco-fashion is gradually hotter than before, because people becoming realised the important of environment and designer concentrate on creating something sustainable,recyclable and environmentally friendly fabrics.

(*source from:http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2006/03/more_fashion_qu.html)

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