I haven’t been on my Eco Fashion Blog site for a while. I have been thinking about ways to take this site further. I am happy to continue to promote Eco Fashion in Asia, but I would also like to see more Eco Fashion becoming mainstream. I know a many of the big fashion stores like H&M, Marks and Spencers etc are going into this area more, but I still think there is a lot more to be done.
Two companies contacted me recently to tell me about what they have been up to.
I find a lot of interesting ideas and thoughts as I occationally visit it. As a fashion designer in levi Strauss for over seven years I have seen a lot of ugly things in the denim business in particular ten years back. Fashion business has a long way to go still and also the consumers of fashion must learn that the solution is not to own as many tops or jeans but fewer with better quality and in addition learn to take care off them, reduce washing etc.
I fundraise a water project and hope you could inform people about it.
I wonder if you could be so kind to post a link to this water project as you know a lot about jeans and jeans production. Jeans production demands a lot of water & chemicals that is not always good for the environment. Give a donation $2 to our water project in India & download my 53 pages denim dictionary with the most common words. Read more about the fundraising Wash Less Jeans. Designer, creative manager & founder of buddha jeans Kenneth” http://www.buddhajeans.com/downloads/denim-dictionary-a-z-download
Alexandra Du Sold has started up at wonderful business in Northern Thailand using artisan nuns to create beautiful scarves, throws and crystal power bracelets. I love the company’s philosophy:
‘ philosophy is simple yet powerful:
to combine ancient wisdoms with luxurious and soft natural fabric treasures which follow strict
principles of sustainability and social responsibility, including fair trade principles, which we
observe, and carbon offset values which we aspire to integrate.
A significant percentage of the company’s profits is earmarked to be invested in select rural
community projects to help foster traditional craftsmanship. All Vortex styles are created
purposefully to reflect a pure grassroots approach of redefining luxury living that balances and
uplifts the human body and mind.Please check out her website for further information.
Please check out their website: http://www.apoccas.com
A lovely person called Suneeta has sent me the link to her website www.suneeta-womens-clothing.com
She is recycling vintage fabrics to create new designs.
“Vintage Fabrics….Indian Inspiration
Suneeta’s fabrics are sourced from India, recycling units and charities. Wherever possible she also uses recycled trimmings, lining fabrics and fastenings taken from other garments.
The other great thing about her business is that 10 pounds from each item sold also goes towards helping children ragpickers and their families in India. Well done Suneeta!
PS. She will also deliver world-wide.