Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Ethical fashion labels

pictures from http://www.nedaniaraki.typepad.com/portfolio/

I have resisted the temptation to title this post green is the new black as this seems to be the latest phrase of the moment and I have read it in countless magazines and websites. It is definitely true though that green, ethical and sustainable fashion are hot news. Whilst the green and ethical concept has been quite trendy for some time, there has recently been an emergence of some great new talent in the form of ethical/ green labels not just good because they have a conscious but great in their own right.

The graduates of MA Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London produced some innovative and creative work. The philosophy of the course revolves around a textile revolution for the 21st cetury that is smart, invisible, sustainable, ethical and poetic.
Neda Niaraki graduated in 2007 and designed her final project around a remedy for the overconsumption of fashion. Her collection entitled Fast Food fashion consisted of paper dresses made of the material Tyvek which can be worn up to 12 times before they decay. They can then be recycled and used to make something else. I love the clothes and the paper like quality of the fabric but I can't get it out of my head, what would happen if they were to start decaying whilst on a night out?

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