Wednesday, May 17, 2006
(Left: featured in the Well-Fashioned exhibit. Right: clutch by Ecoist featured on Elle.com)
The issue of green keeps coming up, and it's about time. Last Sunday's NYTime article, Greening up with the Joneses tells the takes of how some are making responsile choices to aim for a greener lifestyle. Taking smaller steps can result in a larger impact in the long run
One of the conflicts I have with working in fashion is that's a wasteful industry. I don't want to be taking part in mass creating more clothes than we can consume or demand. However I found my solution to making design more accessible through DIY. When I did some research on machine knitting, one of the interesting aspects were how least wasteful knitting was. Unlike sewing where we cut away what we need and left with unuseable scraps, knitting only uses what is required to make the product. And in the case of handknitting, the product is only reproduced when it's demanded by the consumer, as well the consumer has a say in making alterations, creative imput, etc.
Eco-friendly fashion has really come a long way. See FiftyRX3. I really am impressed with her personal style and devotion to the project, it's inspiring. If you're in the UK, check out Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK. I love that fashion could be what gets people to really consider going green, if not , at least light green.