4.24.2008

eco-fashion in rouge et noir


Some people think that eco-fashion is all about making clothing from sustainable or organic fabrics. That's only part of it. The other part is about repurposing old clothes, shopping in second-hand stores and hand-me-downs. If you look closely at this cyclist's skirt, you'll see that the red layer is made from an old t-shirt. Her long skirt is paired with black below-the-knee combat style boots, her hair tucked underneath a red bandana. Uniquely San Francisco!

Here's a great fashion event this weekend that shows the limitless potential of hand-me-downs.

5 comments:

chic cyclist said...

Recycled clothes on a recycled bike - it doesn't get any better than that unless you have library books in your bag!

KT said...

Ha ha! Good point! I should have asked her what's in the bag!

Caitlin Kelly Henry said...

my bag is custom made out of recycled upholstery fabric and advertising signs by sf's lovelife bags. i sewed two two shirts from volunteering at an event in to one long dress-like shirt. the headscarf was from a thrift store. and in the bag were flyers for fundraisers i am throwing - more info at caitlinkhenry.blogspot.com

KT said...

Hi Caitlin, well you are an inspiration to us all! Doubly impressed that you make the clothing yourself! Thanks and will check out your blog!

Jym said...

=v= Another Northern California eco-aspect you may have missed: the little red folding bike, still in use after 20 years or so. Dr. Hon gave up his engineering job because he wants save the world by giving people alternatives to the car. He founded a company called Dahon and designed folding bike.

That little red bike is one of his earliest designs. I had one, and it weighed a ton, the wheels were practically impossible to ride on, and it tended to try to fold while I was riding it. The bikes have greatly improved since then, and Dahon is now the top seller of inexpensive folding bike.