Fast fashion roundup: Eco-style from London to New York
Catch up on the latest green fashion news -- from the new styles on the eco-runway to the new ban on sandblasted denim.
Wed, Oct 06 2010 at 11:14 AM
Lately, I’ve been more interested in reducing and reusing my closet
than keeping up with what’s going down the green fashion runway. But for those wondering what’s happening with new eco-fashions, these four fashion posts will catch you up on good, green style:
>> Not to be outdone, London Fashion Week’s first sustainable catwalk
sent fashions from Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, People Tree, and many other green designers down the runway. Ecouterre has a slideshow and a recap of the events.
>> Both those fashion events show that green fashion’s going mainstream
, as AFP reports. “Sourcing cleaner fabrics — from organic yarns to recycled polyester — and rooting out sweatshop practices in Asia and elsewhere are the twin planks of the sustainability mantra adopted by many of the West’s top brands.”
>> To that end, big fashion companies Levi’s and H&M banned sandblasting denim jeans
. According to TriplePundit, “Effective immediately, both firms will no longer place new orders for sandblasted clothing, and after the end of this year, both firms promise that no active production using the technique will exist in their operations.”
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