aims for a sustainable and recyclable society in the twenty-first
century are reflected in their careful selection of raw materials and
products are created on the basis of
eco-friendliness, enabling the absorption of CO2 (for the prevention of
global warming) and biodegradation in soil (for the reduction of waste
to natural fibers like silk, they have developed new body
& skin-friendly materials made from corn starch, soybean, and
kenaf, to create new natural fibers for the twenty-first century. You
can also enjoy wide range of colors made from natural dyes.
years ago, polylactic acid fiber (PLA) was used as an
agricultural material. The thread was reborn as a clothing fiber though
when it was brought to Kiryu City in Gunma Prefecture, a city famous as
an important weaving center in the east of the country, as is Nishijin
(Kyoto) in the west. Even now, the fiber is so delicate that weaving a
60-meter length results in about 10 thread breaks, but the world-class
technologies and affection of these craftspeople alone are enabling the
creation of a clothing fabric for the future.
dyeing occurs in large quantities in various factories.
ECOMACO® on the other hand uses traditional dyers to check items
individually and ensure the desired natural colors are achieved. The
real difference between normally dyed fabrics and fabrics dyed by
traditional dyeing specialists of Nishijin and other textiles is
brought about by hand dyeing. Unlike mechanical dyeing, hand dyeing
enables intentional irregular dyeing, partial dyeing and other
dyeing, the warm summer breezes of Nagano fill the clothes with
product is made from corn starch (polylactic acid),a safe,
skin-friendly dietary fiber used solely in the field of medicine. Since
it is a mildly acidic, soft, and skin-friendly delicate fiber, please
wash it as if you were washing your own “skin”.
ECOMACO...OKA MASAKO DESIGN
Katz is a fashion label out of Portland,
Oregon striving to fill a niche in the fashion industry and become a
staple in your closet.
Her collection focuses on sustainablility, elegance and
practicality. Fabrics such as soy jersey, hemp/recycled poly denim, and
organic cotton fleece support the simple elegance of the silhouettes,
while making a statement about our place in the environment. From the
office to the soiree, a sunny day to a down pour, You will be ready for
anything the world throws your way.
Organic Cotton Twill
Commerce can be as enjoyable and healthy an experience as one
intends it to be. the problem being that most commerce nowadays is big
commerce, and it seems that as things get big ethics become a very
small concern.we are small, however; just a few people
working to contribute to a
more interesting vision of the world, where design can be beautiful
while at the same time conscious of the environment it is embedded in,
and the people depended upon to do business.
the environment has always played an
extremely important role in our
lives. most of us here have degrees in the environmental and
conservation sciences, and we continue to spend most of our free time
doing nerdy nature activities that if discussed in too much detail
might lower our cool factor in the eyes of some hardened city folk!
because of this passion, and our belief that living sustainably is
smart on so many fronts (see our eco-city rant), we try our damnedest
to live and do business in a sustainable manner. this means we work to
minimize our negative impacts on the environment (by using organic
fabrics such as cotton and wool, or other materials such as bamboo and
lyocell that can be grown without soaking the landscape in chemical
residues), and when possible we try to contribute to enhancing
biodiversity and ecosystem health however we can .
but people fascinate us just as much as
nature, since the two are
one and same, really, and so the history of worker exploitation in the
fashion industry - including the inconceivable use of children as
workers - not only saddens but angers us. in every part of our
manufacturing process we work to ensure that workers are treated fairly
and well. we make all of our clothes in montréal, which is one way to
ensure this (since workers here have recourse to canada's labour laws).
also, we live close to where our clothes are being cut and sewn, and so
we are able to interact with our workers regularly, allowing us to
confidently assure our customers that our garments are sweatshop-free.
in fact, one of our joys of being in this business is the interaction
we have with our pattern-maker (Maryse), our cutters (Angelo, Leo and
Tony), and our sewers (Mrs.Anna, and Cheng), all of whom are genuine
characters - in the best sense of that word!
and then there is the design: it is lovely,
elegant and sexy,
because we enjoy feeling beautiful and see no reason why being ethical
need get in the way of that. on the contrary, we find that clothes made
in unethical and unthinking ways is the ugly fashion.
the world we envision is attainable, and
that's why we work late
nights, stress over missing buttons and even endure the occasional
heart attack or two when something that never could have gone wrong
just did! the world we envision is full of beauty, diversity and good
will. what about you?
tell us what you envision, and how you think
we can get there.
keep in touch!
grace & cello
the clothing is meant to evoke an updated Victorian mourning style with
a somber presence that is palpable to the viewer / wearer. A marriage
is created between voluminous femine fabrics and sleek, mens
tailoring. While the physically of the garments hints at morbidity,
their creation suggests rebirth. Through the constuction process Frei
Designs absolve themselves of mass manufacturing technique, toxic
chemicals and out sourced labor. In the spirit of new beginnings
they embrace fair trade natural dying process and pesticide-free
materials. Their collection showcases beautiful hand woven-woven
fabrics from India, organic wool from Vermont and blended hemp.
pi organic design
eco-contemporary lingerie, loungewear, and rtw
Perfectly Imperfect Organic is a made in the U.S.A., Los Angeles based collection of eco-contempary clothing.
and Designer , Jadie Kadletz, formerly Creative Director for Three Dots
has taken her affinity for comfort and modern design and fused it with
organic fabrics. What started out as a small collection of basics, PI
Organic has grown into a fashion forward collection lifestyle,
loungewear, and lingerie. The inspiration for the brand is the Chinese
wabi sabi aesthetic of simplicity and uniqueness.
What sets PI
Organic apart is Jadie`s commitment to incorporate environmentally
responsible choices and ethical practices in both her collection and
everyday life. Her company`s roots are grounded in sustainability, but
her main focus is to offer a collection of unique pieces that can be
staples in any womans wardrobe. The pratical and understated edge of
her designs is what makes her collection both versatile and timeless,
the antithesis of "disposable fashion".
Suit made from 50 plastic bottles
Eco Fashion Design
sustainability, progressiveness, eco design