Green is not just a hot color popping up on the red carpet, it is also a growing trend. In New York City on March 29th,Yves Saint Laurent, Rachel Roy, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and many other reputable fashion designers announced recently that they will be participating in a charitable fashion show entitled, Runway to Green. Although the fashions presented for this show are not required to be eco-friendly, each designer will sell clothing from their fall collection immediately after the show. The proceeds for this spectacular event will go to several environmental causes, including Alliance for Climate Protection, The Natural Resources Defense Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Tree Campaign.
Another designer worth mentioning is Doo.Ri Chung, famous for dressing Kristen Stewart and Megan Fox. Also, Chung has resently colaborated with jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning to develop a line of eco-friendly jewelry that hit stores early this year. Each piece is made of recycled silver designed with the inspiration of fallen spider webs. You can find this creative collection of cuffs, rings, and necklaces online at LaGarconne.com
Also, Emma Watson has her very own eco-friendly collection collaborating with the British fair-trade label, entitled People Tree. This year embarks the third season of Watson’s collection. Her latest spring/summer 2011 collection has a mature nature with a mix of blazers, dresses, t-shirts, and harem pants. Emma Watson has a great interest in ecology, as well as organic fashion. Her People Tree collection is made from Fairtrade-certified fabric.This is truly a very wearable collection that seemingly celebrates the traditional skills of People Tree’s Fair Trade groups around the world. Only nine items from this line are on sale and are currently available, but the entire collection will be officially launched on February 28, celebrating the Fairtrade Fortnight.
Clothing made from organic materials has come a long way in the fashion industry. In the past, clothing made of such materials were anything but stylish. Many companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, as this trend is continuously evolving.
Take a peek at some of the trends that I have shared with you today. Maybe you can be the next environmentaly friendly, fashion trendsetter.