Designer Sarah Ratty 2010, England. This dress is made from lyocell, a cellulose fiber that utilizes a closed-looped manufacturing process to eliminate waste. The first step of her design process is to select fabric that is beautiful, ethically-produced, and biodegradable.
This week the FIT Museum’s newest exhibition Eco-Fashion: Going Green, explores and compares the sustainable movement in fashion from the mid-18th century to the increasingly popularity in the present. The installation emphasizes the design cycle from fiber to finished garment and the environmental consequences or solutions.
Yesterday, I posted the Spec It Green presentation, promoting and sharing the fundamentals of the sustainable, organic and local sourcing ideology. You can see from the posted examples that these contemporary designers are committed to the cradle to cradle philosophy.
Eco-Fashion: Going Green is on view until November 13, 2010.
Textile researcher and designer Luisa Cevese 1995, Italy. The design is made from recycled fabric made from felted wool. Cevese is know for re-using industrial refuse from textile companies to create a unique line of fabrics, fashion and accessories.
Left: Designer Linda Loudermilk Cloud Dress made from bamboo fleece and printed silk chiffon, 2010, USA. Eco-designer Loudermilk carefully sources the materials she uses in her luxury eco garments. She is committed to working with fabric and fiber manufacturers who strive to minimize fashion’s environmental impact. Loudermilk has also developed a campaign “Luxury Eco Stamp Approval” to help shoppers identify other high-end environmentally friendly products.