Eco-friendly fashion is gaining in popularity. It offers many benefits such as being pesticide and insecticide free which can greatly aid your health over time. No one wants to wear fibers that might contain harmful or carcinogenic poisons next to their skin. Eco-friendly clothing gives you the peace of mind of knowing that each fiber is free of toxic substances.
The production of cotton uses forty percent of all pesticide usage in the world. Every year over 60,000 cotton farms die from pesticide poisoning or related cancers caused by this exposure. It is believed that pesticide poisoning not only kills the farms and farm workers but also over 40 million birds will die from contamination. Scientists also believe that pesticide is the real reason that honey bee’s are dying off around North America at an alarming rate.
Many people do not realize that the production of polyester takes a great deal of energy and is very high in oil. Eco-friendly clothing is produced from sustainable resources such as plant life and recycled fibers.
Last week GreenShows Eco Fashion Week was held in Soho during the New York Fashion Week. This was a completely green fashion show that featured the best designers in Eco-friendly fashion.
Here are several top designers that off wonderful eco-friendly clothing lines. These designers have pr oven that they can compete as serious names in the fashion design world but maintain true Eco-friendly Collections.
1) Bahar Shahpar
Bahar Shahpar is probably one of the largest designer names in sustainable fashion today. Her innovative designs have taken fashion to a whole new level. Her designs are creative and high class. When asked to describe her fashions she said, “combining turn-of-the-century femininity with a sharp playful edge.”
Her clothing is colorful and vibrant.
2) Lara Miller
This designer used the architecture of her hometown of Chicago as her inspiration for her green Spring 2010 Collection. This outstanding line played heavily on shapes, colors, dynamics, and depth.
3) Tara St James
At Eco Fashion week Tara St Jams presented her Spring 2010 Collection which “is a two-tone study in squares and how they relate to the human shape”.
Her designs consist mainly of organic cotton wonders.
4) Mr Larkin by designer Casey Larkin.
Casey Larkin is a relatively new green fashion designer. He is based out of San Francisco. His designs were amazing. They were fashioned from peace silk, hemp, and organic cotton but what made them stand apart was the fact that he used Japanese maple leaves, acorns, and iron for coloring. This was unique and innovative. It also shows you exactly how many things in every day nature can be utilized in clothing development without chemicals or pesticides. He even displayed reusable fashion idea’s by incorporating things like vintage porcelain buttons, 1940s rhinestones, and sterling silver ribbon that he recycled from vintage clothes.
His fashions were truly one of a kind and the designs were amazing. They were feminine and sexy. When you viewed them you forgot that that were Eco-friendly and simply focused on their beauty.
Many retailers offer Eco-friendly designs. Here are a few top websites that offer wonderful designer clothes that are completely green.