I have been scouring the internet looking for Eco Fashion Labels in Asia. They are few and far between! Here are two that I would like to highlight first.
Etrican is an eco friendly fashion label that is based in Singapore. It was started in 2009 by two young social entrepreneurs, Yumiko Uno and Dragos Necula. It is one of Singapore’s first green fashion labels and a pioneer of the local eco lifestyle movement.
They have designed a range of clothing and accessories that are made using eco fabrics, such as organic cotton or recycled materials.
Their clothing is young, hip and affordable.
They also make bags and wallets out of recycled materials such as car tyres.
Red Cocoon was started by Mihiri de Silva in Sri Lanka. Having worked in the fashion industry for the past two decades in Sri Lanka designing for big label brands such as M&S, Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Express and Intimissimi, she discovered that the majority of apparel industry waste fabric was either sent to landfill or burnt. So she formed a company that re-engineers apparel waste into fashionable and wearable clothes. She also only sources materials from factories certified under the “Garments without Guilt”, a scheme that awards accreditation to manufacturers who recognize, respect and protect the rights of it’s laborers.
So not only is she making a difference to the environment and to people, but her clothing designs are fashionable and wearable too!
A person after my own heart! She also takes Sari’s and recycles them. This is an idea I thought of a little while ago, so I am glad someone is doing this!