Fashion Hunters Episode 7: Samantha Pleet and Eco Friendly Fashion

18 Nov

So you recycle your empty cereal boxes, your paper towel rolls, beer cans and wine bottles. I bet you consider yourself green or eco friendly. Let’s take this a step further and throw it into the fashion world. But eco friendly fashion doesn’t necessarily mean rags, crazy hemp fabrics and weird designs that make you question the sanity of the person wearing them.

Today, this means organic cottons and silks being used to make garments that is often made locally. Samantha Pleet is a Brooklyn designer who uses sustainable materials, including buttons made of coconut shells versus wood, and makes all of her garments in the New York City area. What’s great about Samantha Pleet is her garments have a femininity to them that don’t require adornment that other designs would.She uses the materials to her advantage instead of thinking of them as a handicap. This gives her a chance to be more creative edge in enhancing silhouettes in prints rather than relying on fabric and shiny things to add. Although, if she ever finds metallic threads or sequins that are considered sustainable and eco friendly, I’d be the first one in line to buy that. Any other fashion lovers who like anything that shines on their clothes?

Ambria and Tara go to visit her showroom and become inspired to host an eco friendly shopping event in the store featuring other designers that use sustainable materials. See some of Samantha Pleet’s new styles for Spring 2012.

What do you think of Samantha Pleet’s sustainable material eco friendly fashion?

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One Response to “Fashion Hunters Episode 7: Samantha Pleet and Eco Friendly Fashion”

  1. Rhonda Uretzky November 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Honestly, how cool is this? Her fashions are gorgeous! I just discovered a line of “vegan” handbags called SHIRA that look like leather and are just beautiful. Why not use upcycled materials? Saving the planet is always in fashion and you dont even have to sacrifice style to do it

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