Notes on Style and Fashion

Global-Conscious Fashion

Posted on: August 22, 2007

Is it an oxymoron to be a fashionista concerned about the environment or the treatment of animals or human beings? Well, certainly in recent years, it’s not. For the woman who is style-conscious, and thinks globally, here are a few designers who create clothing just for her. Relax. It isn’t just hemp-made material either.

Stella McCartney
“In 2001, Stella McCartney launched her own fashion house under her name in a joint venture with Gucci Group and showed her first collection in Paris in October 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. Her collections include women‘s ready-to-wear, accessories, eyewear, fragrance and skincare.”–Stella McCartney biography

Satin T-strap sandal, $645, Bergdorf Goodman

Linda Loudermilk

“…nature is, to be sure, the creative source material for Loudermilk’s designs. She channels nature’s punk energy into clothes of grace and volatility. But nature is less Loudermilk’s muse than her major mind-freak. When she patterns a jacket after a waterfall, it’s not about making something pretty to wear; it’s about holy fearsome awe.

Likewise, the luxury eco™ category Loudermilk invented with the launch of her line wasn’t inspired by some predictable sense of patchouli-smelling do-gooderism. The ingenius sustainable fabrics she’s developed and sourced for Loudermilk, the brand, reflect the respect Linda Loudermilk, the woman and artist, has for nature.”–Linda Loudermilk biography


Kate D’Arcy

“Combining the notion of sustainability with her innate sense of style Kate D’Arcy launched Toggery, a new line of organic clothing for a new age of consumer. Taking intelligent design in a whole new direction, Toggery is fashion for the environmentally conscious consumer.

The clothes are a special blend of contemporary design with environmentally conscious fabrics. They are soft and luxurious, flattering to the figure and a smart choice for the fashionable.”–about Toggery, Kate D’Arcy’s line

Louis wrap, $45, kaightshop.com

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American Apparel
“…American Apparel, a vertically integrated, made-in-the-USA, sweatshop-free enterprise.”

Beklina

“Comforted by nature, inspired by design, Beklina is passionate about living at the harmonious crossroads of the two. Our boutique is a three women family operation, that hand selects the best available in sustainable style. Our fashion is modern organic, reflecting Northern California’s grace and beauty. Beklina believes clothing and design can be precious, radical, nurturing, healing and wonderful.”

gominyc

“Gominyc is a stylish little boutique that [works] very hard to stay on top of fashion trends and there is a growing list of excellent designers, both big and small, who work with sustainable materials. “

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3 Responses to "Global-Conscious Fashion"

great post !!!! and Love Linda loudermilk ,she deserves heaps of praise .

Go Stella…

excellent post
“a new line of organic clothing for a new age of consumer. Taking intelligent design in a whole new direction, Toggery is fashion for the environmentally conscious consumer”
I belong to these consumers
keep up blogging
I’m looking foreward to reading more of ur bLog

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la fashionista has had an interest in fashion and style since childhood when she first saw her mother dress in the various fashion of the 80s. Her mother was also a great seamstress, which was a definite influence on la fashionista's foray into fashion. Sadly, her mother's sewing talent did not get passed on to la fashionista.

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