As if he didn't have enough to do already, fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi, lends a hand in the sustainable movement working with a Parisian fashion-embellishment maker to turn salmon leather pelts into paillettes.
Brooklynite Sheena Matheiken started the idea in May 2009. The idea is to wear one dress for one year in an exercise in sustainable fashion as well as to earn money to contribute to the Akanksha Foundation.
Treehugger.com recent post showcases Redemption thong by Reef. The new thong is made from nontoxic materials and designed toward zero waste. The NWS Sandal highlights the ingenuity of eco-fashion designers and producers. Every element from conception to bulk production encapsulates sustainability principles. For example, stitching, threads, and upper-liner of the sandals are made from recycled water bottles(PET). The company also made the decision to use individual molds to make the soles(30% recycle rubber), instead of a blocker sheet which reduces the waste to approximately 1%.
Check out the video to hear more from Mark Gass, Director of Reef Redemption, on the innovative approach used to create these eco-conscious sandals.
The New York Times recently reports fashionistas have discovered Goodwill.
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