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Eco-Fashion a Huge Hit at New York Fashion Week

By Fredrica Syren

I guess we should not be surprised that, after organic food has become so popular, organic fashion would become … well, so fashionable.new-york-fashion-week-eco-fall-wint righter-2011-537x402

In recent years the organic movement and awareness have brought a presence of environmentally savvy fashion and demand for organic and resalable material, realized by both designers and clothes lovers alike. People no longer can ignore the fact that traditional textile manufacturing creates both environmental and human rights issues.

This has opened the door for local manufacturing, reuse of materials, upcycling, and sustainable fabrics. Organic cottons and wools, recycled polyester, peace silks, alpaca and bamboo are just some of the most popular fabrics that can be created with less energy, less waste and less pollution. Furthermore, fashion designers are looking also for natural dye techniques and colors no longer made with water polluting heavy metals.

crop-by-david-peck-spring-2012 leftAt New York’s famous Fashion Week, many designers featured their eco-friendly fashion. For example, Assembly used terracotta-dyed organic cotton in their line; Crop by David Peck used fair trade silks; and Costello Tagliapietra used nonpolluting, revolutionary air dye technology. Other sustainable designers showing at Fashion Week were Marcia Patmos, Titania Inglis and Gretchen Jones.

It’s very encouraging to see so many big fashion designers going green, and to see it’s possible to care for the environment and still look fashionable.

For more sustainable fashion, check out these designers:

Lara Miller

Mr Larking

Bahar Shahpar

Susan Woo

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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  1. Sustainable fashion also extend to lingerie with Organic Underwear. Sexy and ethical!

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