Tuesday is Earth Day. The annual event in support of environmental protection was first celebrated in 1970. Eco-fashion also known as sustainable fashion is growing in popularity with designers. Wikipedia comments, “While environmentalism used to manifest itself in the fashion world through a donation of percentage of sales of a product to a charitable cause, fashion designers are now re-introducing eco-conscious methods at the source through the use of environmentally friendly materials and socially responsible methods of production.”
Eco-friendly designs have gone beyond sports wear and boho to encompass a range of styles and price points. There are designs for every occasion from a sporting event to a black tie gala.
Eliza Faulkner and Marcia Patmos are two of the many innovative fashion designers who work with eco-friendly fabrics. Eliza Faulkner mixes sporty, whimsical and traditional to create clothes that are modern and chic. Marcia Patmos designs are available at Barney’s. Her designs prove that sophistication and luxury and social and environmental consciousness can work
Loomstate is a mainstream, mass-produced line, which thrifty fashionistas will love. Their 321 Collection uses innovated designs to create outfits that can be worn in multiple ways.