Year: 2011

a message to tell

in 2009, Finnish artist Janna Syvanoja created a collection of eco-jewellery made from paper and steel wires. becoming a jeweller was a complete accident as she was never trained in jewellery design and was merely making shapes with shredded newspapers and telephone directories. till now, in her artist statement, she says she doesn’t ‘design’ — […]

green pastures

the moment i saw Hafsteinn Juliusson‘s Growing Jewelry collection, i knew i had to share it with all you green-lovers. this collection marries jewellery and gardening, the modern and the organic, as the rings and necklaces hold in them real Icelandic moss that will grow well if watered appropriately. what attracted me was the simplicity […]

think again.

many would think that fashion and eco awareness are two complete different binaries. but Steven Meisel has proven us wrong. shortly after the oil spillage incident in the United States, he shot a breath taking editorial with Kristen Mcmenamy for Italian Vogue. yes i know its old news but its great news. no wonder Franca […]

(tree) spirit

the spring summer 2011 colour-blocking and fun (floral) prints are taken to the extreme as Gary Card creates sculptural pieces that blend in with the exuberance of this season’s clothes. the editorial is spirited, strange, and slightly surreal, capturing the energy! and fecundity! of spring/summer while sending a truly eco-friendly message about the harmonious co-existence […]

the life of a plastic bag

“plastic bag is a short film by the acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani and explores the journey of a plastic bag as it sets out to trace its existence and its maker. The film depicts how the bag struggles with its immortality and travels across America filled with mixed experiences, before settling down into the trash […]

happy earth day and have a good friday

theres’s something very cerebral, elegant and geeky about Yuma Fujimaki‘s circuit jewellery. but definitely something you will love and that nerdy computer engineer husband of yours will approve this shopping spree of yours. Made from recycled electronic waste, Fujimaki’s collection features old circuits transformed into richly detailed rings, simple pendants and brooches fit for the […]

chicer but not cheaper

it is not rare to find an eco fashion line in stores near you. but it is really rare to find one that makes you look chic and expensive at the same time. Isoude is one of these rare finds. With each garment produced within a 200 mile radius of their home base, Newport, Rhode […]

trash or couture?

lately in my art, design and media school, there has been a heated argument over carrying a plastic bag vs a miu miu bag. and yes many would have agreed that the plastic bag will look cheap on people but i beg to defer. i think if we could marry this ancient material with fashion, […]

show me the proof!

Sustainable eye wear company, Proof, is on a mission to look good and do good with their range of shades. The unisex shades are made with sustainably sourced wood, including ebony, zebrawood, and bamboo–they have foldable sunnies, too. They donate a portion of their profit to an eye clinic in India and a tree replanting initiative in […]

recessionista chic

sorry for the lack of updates for the past few days. in return, we’ll show you how you can look chic, even on the verge of begging on the streets. magazine: Vogue Italia June 2010 models: Cole Mohr, Yuri Pleskun, Will Lewis, Daniel Sweeney, Eva Herzigova, Eliza Cummings, Valerija Kelava, Tanga Moreau photographer: Steven Meisel […]

.wwf

the WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out. it’s a simple way to avoid unnecessary printing. so here’s your chance to save trees and help the environment. decide for yourself which documents don’t need printing out – then simply save them as WWF. SAVE AS WWF, SAVE A TREE image credits: http://www.saveaswwf.com/en/home.html

wear your origami

teaming up computer scientist Jun Mitani, innovative japanese designer, Issey Miyake and his team at Reality Lab have created the origami based addition to the Miyake design family, 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. using a software which generates formulas to construct 3D, geometric shape ouf of single sheets of paper, miyake and his team adapted the […]

domestic goddess

published in Vogue UK in 2009, this editorial by Tim Walker and model Malgosia Bela is simply cheap. literally. we show you how you can look expensive with a dime using household items. the patchwork is simply ingenious. mum can now seduce dad in our kitchen. eew. image credits: modelcouture

fantastisk!

is what you get when you put supermodel Mathias Lauridsen, DANSK magazine and hell lot of recycled computer parts together. just check this out. and now we know why Mathias Lauridsen happens to be ash’s favourite eye candy. image credits: maleeditorials

ULTRA good

at recyclofashion, we support local design not just because it reduces carbon foot print  but it often brings us unexpected surprises. here is something from our friendly neighbour Malaysia, known for their ramly burgers and teh tarik, they present to us with Ultra. Ultra is a Malaysian eco-fashion label that launched in September 2010, will […]

too good to be missed

check out this photo shoot by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris 2011 modeled by Freja Beha Erichsen. it features some of our favourite designers like Dries Van Noten and Viktor and Rolf. but most importantly, we have spotted some really omgireallyneedtohaveit accessories. as mentioned in our previous post, Elena Bolton herself has created some really […]

rope me in

Eleanor Bolton is probably the first and only ferosh designer that makes really chic jewelry from rope. a pretty unusual material but is able to send our recyclofashionistas running to pay for it. “I have developed my own craft technique coiling and stitching cotton rope, which I write patterns for as you would for knitting […]