Something fishy about new iridescent fashion?

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Leading fashion houses are turning to schools in search of new materials for high-end handbags, shoes, and accessories. We’re talking fish schools, as designers troll seafood industry waste streams looking for alternatives to increasingly banned exotic leathers. It’s not new, but it is trending. Is “leather” made from fish skin inventive recycling or another misstep for […]

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Hussein Chalayan’s Transformer Runway Clothes

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Want to go from one high fashion look to a completely different one without getting undressed? Hussein Chalayan is a high-end transformer clothing designer.  Turkish Cypriot Hussein Chalayan’s double-duty dresses are sensual and slightly sustainable: two-in-one haute couture arrives in a single shipment. London-based designer Chalayan unveiled a line of tranformative clothing in the runways of […]

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H&M to Launch the First Global Clothes Recycling Venture

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Swedish retail company H&M recently announced an upcoming clothes recycling venture, starting in February 2013. The fashion recycling campaign will span 48 nations, including the company’s Israeli franchises. This will make H&M the first chain to execute a global textile-recycling venture. H&M is expected to choose two of its Israeli branches to lead the pilot program.

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Eco-Friendly Bridal Gowns the Israeli Way By Liraz Rubbin

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April 2012 saw Tel Aviv’s first Bridal Fashion Week, featuring fifty up and coming Israeli designers. Israel’s lucrative bridal fashion business is on the rise. And now it appears that Natalie Portman’s eco-friendly engagement ring or vegan shoes are not the only green, Israeli trendsetter snagging headlines. Israeli designer Liraz Rubbin uses natural materials and prides herself on […]

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More Sustainable Eye Glasses – Wood or Human Hair?

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If you think these sunglasses are made from tortoise shell, guess again. Accessories may be one of the most important places for an ecologically minded designer to start.  Accessories are the victims of quickly changing trends and fads, and so their unsustainable fashionable-ness makes their ecological sustainability greatly needed.  We’ve seen other green designers tackle […]

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EcoGir Flaunts Its Recycled Polyester Suits During New York Fashion Week

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Fashion label EcoGir says even polyester can be stylish. The oh-so-stylish and yet oh-so-eco-friendly Israeli design label, EcoGir brought sustainable fashion to New York Fashion Week this year by holding two runway shows in a prominent midtown Manhattan location. Both men’s and women’s fashions were flaunted with a total of 12 suits shown.  The two […]

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Top 5 Arab Sustainable Designers

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From New York to Egypt, Arab architects and designers show that it’s possible to be cool and environmentally responsible. At Green Prophet, we are always happy to celebrate talented designers who care about the environment and nothing gets us more excited then when they are from the Middle East/North Africa region. So, I have put […]

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“New Dress A Day” Blog Takes Consumerism Out of the Fresh Fashion Equation

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Before and after: For 365 days, and only 365 dollars, New Dress A Day blogger Marisa removes standard consumerism from her wardrobe and replaces it with 365 upcycled outfits. Inspired by a creative rut, being newly unemployed, and her looming 30th birthday, Marisa (pictured to the left in a glamorous “before” picture) decided it was […]

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Interview with Egyptian Eco-Fashion Designer Nadia Nour

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Since her launch in 2008, Egyptian fashion designer Nadia Nour has been wowing fashionistas with her elegantly glamorous and individual fashion range which also happen to be environmentally-friendly. Graduating with a degree in Fashion and Philosophy, it’s seems that Nadia Nour was destined to create an ethical fashion range that gracefully combines her love for […]

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"Thirsty for Change" Fashion Show Raises Awareness About Israeli Water Conservation

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PopLove’s recycled fashion did a double eco service during “Thirsty for Change” – it got people excited about upcycled design and aware of the need for greater water conservation efforts. [image via: Fashion Snake] A few weeks ago a fashion show of PopLove’s upcycled couture was paraded down one of the buildings at the Interdisciplinary […]

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Zolaykha Sherzad Resurrects Traditional Afghan Crafts Via Modern Fashion Design

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Zolaykha Sherzad revives Afghan artistic culture and trains women with her Zarif Design company in Kabul. Fashion can be environmentally friendly in a few ways.  Green-ifying your outfit can be as simple as obtaining it from your local second-hand store, or using eco-friendly detergents and cold water to wash it.  Alternatively, it can mean that […]

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Going Against the Grain of Synthetic Fabrics

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In a world of synthetics and polyesters, fabric merchant Bilal Abu-Khalaf sells hand-woven silks, cotton and gold-threaded cloths from his Jerusalem shop. Some cloths can wait 45 years before being sold. In the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem’s famous Old City bazaar, shopkeepers are busy selling trinkets to tourists, synthetic t-shirts and plastic souvenirs made […]

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Yael Uriely Shows Us That Good Things Come in Upcycled Shapes, Colors and Sizes

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Yael Uriely’s Dvarim Tovim (or “Good Things”) fabric jewelry line is made of vintage and upcycled materials. Good things don’t always come in shiny, new, plastic packages.  Sometimes, according to Yael Uriely, they come in upcycled, vintage packages that bring us back to previous eras revisited.  Yael’s line of fabric jewelry, Dvarim Tovim (Good Things) […]

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PopLove Designs Brings Upcycled Eco Chic Fashion to Tel Aviv (and the Whole Wide World)

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We’ve heard about H&M’s imported influx of sustainable fashion, and now onto to local eco-friendly clothing design: PopLove Designs. A design label that produces men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and housewares, PopLove describes its mission as “creating fabulous products with minimal harm to the surrounding world.” Its founders, Andrea Hughes and Shai Wallach, both […]

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