May 17, 2013
These are my results after using the very eye-opening Slavery Footprint tool.
My score came mostly from my medicine and makeup bag as well as my shoe closet and mp3 player. It’s important to be a conscious consumer, abstain from self-involvement, try to see the bigger picture and realize that in today’s globalized economy we are all connected. Our actions here can affect the lives of people across the ocean.
#slavery footprint #eco conscious #Eco Fashion #eco friendly #sustainability
May 16, 2013
Ethical fashion in Bangladesh is an option!
Here are nine sustainable apparel brands that are turning Made in Bangladesh from a mark of shame into a badge of pride.
After the Rana plaza building collapse, the death toll continues to mount past 1,100. What can we do about it? Boycott the brands associated (Walmart, H&M, Mango…), demand that Bangladesh pass basic labor laws, and buy from these companies instead! There are good options out there, we just have to support them!!
We can mess with this!
May 13, 2013
New 100% NY Stockist, Modavanti
Modavanti is 100% NY’s latest stockist. They became enamored of Daniel Silverstein’s sustainable designs on Fashion Star (as did most viewers) and have featured him on their site and its blog. In th article, they give us the skinny on his design process and signature “no waste” techniques.
We love following the evolution of 100% NY
Like any startup, establishing your brand in the beginning is tricky and a process of trial and error. This was especially true for Daniel as he consciously strived to minimize waste. The process has come a long way since he started. Initially, Daniel would come up with a design, cut out a rectangle of material and wing it. At a certain point, his business partner Marge would take over and strategically place the leftover scraps in ways that enhanced the design itself. As this process repeated itself, it got more and more streamlined. Now, Daniel says, they color-code everything with sharpies and have the system down to a science.
With a little effort, Daniel’s design was able to perfect the “no waste” process that is characteristic of his line. At the risk of redundancy, we genuinely believe this is the future of the industry.
Shop 100% NY at Modavanti
#modavanti #shopping #100% NY #daniel siverstein #fashion star #eco friendly #ecofashion
May 9, 2013
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May 6, 2013
Amber Valetta posing with Rohan Marley in a 100% NY dress at the third annual Eco-Lifestyle Gala. Looking like a total darling!!
credit: World Red Eye
#amber valetta #100% NY #100 percent ny #daniel siverstein #fashion star #daniel silverstein #rohan marley #eco fashion
May 2, 2013
May 1, 2013
Saddened by over 400 deaths (and climbing) caused by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh?
We are too. You may not own Joe Fresh, but the chances of an unethically produced fast-fashion garment in your closet are high. Please ask your own favorite clothing company to show us their own factories, so we can prevent tragedies like this from happening, and maybe have a little transparency as to who exactly makes our clothes, and how.
April 15, 2013
The Sway’s Augustine clutch was featured on Fashion Me Green’s “Fab Five Dressed Up Clutches” for wedding season.
We agree, fringe is always a nice way to diminish the daintiness we see typically in the clutch breed. Extra rad points for the white leather.
#wedding accessories #fashion me green #eco friendly #eco fashion #the sway nyc #leather #leather purse #clutches #leather clutch #fringe purse #fringe