Thursday, June 16, 2011

Green in Fashion

many have reform to be more aware of the need to take care of our environment. Many effort is more towards our usage, but less on our fashion industry. I think this eco friendly fashion does not being really sought because not many leading fashion label support it.

lets see whats the criteria of being eco-

Vegan: Products that have been made without the use of leather or animal tissue products. Examples are shoes and bags made from “vegetal leather” using Amazonian rubber instead of animal skins or other recycled or man-made materials.
Community Based
Ethically Produced: Ethical fashion is fashion that has been produced with respect for people and the environment. Although there are existing certifications for Organic and Fair Trade, we want to encourage companies who are taking significant action but don’t qualify for certification. This might include companies producing locally or on small scales in developed countries, who might not qualify for Fair Trade certification or companies working with farmers to transition to sustainable crops but who might not yet qualify as Organic (which takes a few years). The “Ethic Chic” section of each brand profile should have details on the specific steps of the brand’s ethical production.
Craft/Artisan: Products that have been crafted using artisan skills such as embroidery, which preserve the perpetuation of ancestral traditions.
Custom: Also called demi-couture or made-to-order. This is a way of encouraging quality and “slow fashion” over mass-produced disposable fashion. 
Fair Trade CertifiedAn organized movement that promotes standards for international labor (such as reasonable work hours, no child labor, the right to unionize, a fair living wage), environmentalism, and social policy in areas related to production of goods. Fair Trade focuses on exports from developing countries to developed countries. Some Fair Trade certification organizations include: FLO,, TransFair (Canada and US)
Organic: Natural fibers that have been grown without any pesticides and other toxic materials, preserving the health of humans and the environment. The process of organic growth can be certified by various organizations.
Recycled: Anything that has been made from already existing materials, fabrics, metals or fibers. These are often reclaimed from previously made clothing and accessories and reworked into new ones. Fibers can also be re-purposed from pre-existing fabric, re-spun and reused for new garments.
Vintage/Second-Hand: Vintage is a generic term for new or second hand garments created in the period from the 1920’s to 1975. However, the term is often used more generally for second-hand clothes or up-cycled clothes (second-hand clothes that have been given a new life through some sort of customization).
I cant get away from my leather stuff, I love leather so muchhhhhh hahahha but I will get away from animal leather if i could grab this vegetables leather.

this shoe are By Zanacco an Italian brand. Malaysian please do something like this! I want to indulge my green vision fully! 

Eco- Fashion show coming in July by Rafles Design Institute 
let see what our youngster have to do! rock on.

f-lover later photo by:


KeithChee said...

thx for the event promo! we have linked your blog on our facebook page!.

ash-ash-ash said...

oh reallyy? thanks.
I would love to go also, but its Nilai. so faaaaaaarrrrrrr

Borneo Boy said...

very interesting! I love those shoes! Ohhh miiii gawddddd!!! LOVE IT!

ash-ash-ash said...


Borneo Boy said...

If that shoes in my size for will be in my collection..heheheh


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