From burlap bags to bamboo couture
FEED bag's designer debuts her eco-friendly, socially conscious spring fashions at Barneys.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:45 PM
If you don’t own one, you’ve probably at least seen a FEED bag
— those reusable burlap bag totes whose proceeds go toward school feeding operations for hungry children. Now the woman behind that bag’s just debuted a new Spring 2009 eco-fashion line at Barneys. (via Ethical Style
Yes, Lauren Bush is George W. Bush’s niece. No, the clothes aren’t made of burlap. Lauren Bush’s collection — named Lauren Pierce — is made with “environmentally friendly fabrics that are of the highest quality as well as handcrafted fabrics from artisans around the world,” according to the Lauren Pierce website
In addition to hemp silk and bamboo, materials for this line include cotton fabric designed and hand-dyed by women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo working with the nonprofit Women for Women International
, an organization that trains women to help them achieve economic self sufficiency.
And like her FEED bags, Lauren Pierce fashions are dedicated to a cause. This season, 10% of the proceeds from the sales will go back to Women for Women. Check out the entire spring line via the Lauren Pierce look book
Photos: Courtesy Lauren Pierce
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