Well eco fashion lovers, September has about come and gone, another Fashion Week has blitzed through our lives with glamour and panache, and it's time for another weekly eco fashion wrap up. Let's recap this glorious week of eco fashion>>>
Green Fashion Shows: Designers outdid themselves this year, from minimalistic black and white frocks by rocker inspired designer Ashton Micheals, to Luis Valenzuela's elaborate gowns crafted from waste materials, these designers proved eco conscious clothing is anything but boring
Who knows how these and other eco designers will top this with fall collections come February? I'm already excited!
That concludes this weekly recap, until next time stay fly:D
Hello eco world, it's Christina Blacken bringing another fantastic weekly eco fashion wrap up. As we come down from our labor day highs, one of the best seasons for fashion is quickly approaching> fall. But, don't abandon those summer frocks just yet you summer sunshine lovers. With a little creativity, and a few fall essentials, you will be well on your way to a flyer-autumn-sexy you:
Work dem shorts and skirts!
A wise-one once tried to convince me shorts for fall are a definite no no. What's wayyy more wise than listening to wise ones? Pairing those summer shorts with patterned, colored, or black tights for a touch of fall sophistication. Sublet Clothing got it right on the head with these cute and fall ready shorts and skirts>
From Summer to Blazers
Summer dresses don't cover much for a reason (it's hot!), but that doesn't mean they should be shunned to the back of your closet come autumn. Dresses become whole new treasures with funky blazers and chunky sweaters. Imagine C. Marchuska's Monika dress draped in an eye catching blazer or a multi colored sweater. You can't go wrong with this quick and eye catching combo!
EVENTS: Fashion week has arrived! For the eco concious consumer, Fashion Week's Green Shows will provide the luxe stage for up and coming sustainable designers such as edgy Ashton Michael and Milliner's Guild, a company dedicated to the steady flow of raw materials and fashionable headresses. Definitely plan on attending one of these Green fashion shows September 12-14th and get a glimpse of how fashion can and should be glamourous yet sustainable!
Fashion Night Out: Ever wished your favorite stores wouldn't shut up shop so early? Those wishes have been answered in the form of Fashion Night Out, an annual night when stores transform into evening event venues with designer and celeb sightings, contests, DJs, champagne and of course, late night shopping. Treehugger has greatfully compiled a list of 10 green Fashion Night Out events occuring around the city that are must-go-tos. No excuses, go and get your sustainable shop on tonight. Maybe you will even spot your fav entertainer or designer on the way.
CMar News: What is fall without some great discounts? Stay tuned for great deals on all your favorite C Marchuska items, including the chic Christine dress.
Enjoy your weekends, til we meet again..stay fly:D
Hi all! Happy weekend!
It's time for the weekly eco-fashion wrap-up!
Also, we've been featured over on CasterineCouture! Go read it to find out about what it's like Inside the House of CMar.
Blogosphere: There was a great article in the NYTimes this week about zero-waste design and how it's the new trend. Apparel industry professionals say that about 15-20 % of the fabric used to produce clothing winds up in the nation's landfills because it's cheaper to dump the scraps than to recycle them. But now there's a small but impassioned group of designers who are taking the scraps and creating garment patterns with gussets, pockets, collars and trim that fit together like a puzzle. It's not easy, but Parsons the New School for Design will offer the world's first fashion courses in zero waste. Pretty cool!
Great things are happening in NYC! This past monday, Mayor Bloomberg signed into law a new program that will try to reduce the amount of clothes dumped into landfills by posting clothing-recycling bins around the city in an effort to re-route the clothes from the trash to thrift stores. An initial 50 bins will be placed in public places, but the eventual goal is to have the majority of bins located in the basement and/or laundry rooms of apartment buildings. Personally, I've always wished that there was an easy way to recycle my clothes! I have been lugging bags of clothes up to Goodwill every year, but it sure would be awesome if I could just recycle it in my very own apartment building!
Fashion week is coming up in a couple of weeks! This means that we'll also be looking forward to the third season of the GreenShows! As the only premiere fashion event exclusively committed to eco-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion, this 3-day event will showcase some of our favorite designers, including Joann Berman and Samantha Pleet!
This week's reading also included an article about a great eco-fashion business supporting women of domestic violence. The Annie O. Boutique accessory collection was founded by Annie O. Waterman, who was inspired by vibrant Peruvian textiles and the desire to bring work to female cooperatives in South America. The boutique works with 80 women who are victims of domestic violence and/or living in impoverishment to help them attain financial independence by applying their skills in handcrafts to create beautiful hand-embroidered handbags, belts, scarves and more.
ok all - have a great rest of your weekend! make sure to go check out our c. marchuska store - we have some awesome stuff for the upcoming fall!
Happy Green Week everybody!
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we will be showing our c. marchuska products over at the GreenShows EcoLux pop-up shop at Grand Central Station. Two of the products that will be available will be the monika and leslie dresses - two of our most versatile dresses that can be worn to work, to evening drinks with the girls or to a casual Saturday morning brunch. This week, we will be showing you how to style these dresses 5 different ways each because our dresses are not only made of sustainable fabrics, they are eco-friendly because they can be worn over and over!
Now let's see some close-ups!
These outfits are all so easy and super wearable - go pick up the monika dress tomorrow at the EcoLux pop-up shop at Grand Central! Thanks to Erik Dong for awesome photography, Melissa Colabella for the hair/makeup perfection, Monica Tung for styling, and for Haven for letting us shoot at their lounge!
Check back in tomorrow for the 5 ways to style the leslie dress.
Hi all! Happy Friday! It's time for the weekly eco-fashion wrap-up!
Events: In Toronto, get up early on Earth Day (April 22) for Aveda's Walk for Water to raise money to bring clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene to communities in Africa.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Green America has urged Americans to take "The Green Economy Challenge." This challenge asks that Americans shift 10% of their current spending to green purchases. According to Green America, "Going green saves money, creates jobs, and supports local communities. Green is the new red, white, and blue." To check out some tips on how to go green, read the full article.
LA Fashion Corner's 2010 "Caring with Style" Eco-Friendly Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 21st.
Retail: Alexx Jae & Milk launch an eco-friendly clothing line entirely made of recycled fabric, retailing between $60 and $350. Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Perrey Reeves, and Amy Smart join in the celebration of the launch.
Blogosophere: In honor of The Daily Green's Heart of Green Awards, the annual ceremony recognizing people who help green go mainstream, the editors over at The Storque (Etsy's Handmade Blog) are sharing their favorite recycled picks and boy, some of them are incredibly creative. Go vote for your favorite, whether it's the plastic bottle greenhouse or the house made out of steel shipping containers.
Our Roli Hoodie was featured on page 58 of the April 26th issue of Star Magazine! How awesome is that?
Have an awesome weekend!
We are super excited to be showing our products next week at the EcoLux pop-up shop!
From runway to retail, the Greenshows Eco Fashion Week is launching the EcoLux Pop-Up Boutique in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. It will be an exclusive boutique featuring sustainable designs from fashion and accessories designers around the world. The boutique will be located at Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall, on 42nd street and Park Avenue, during the week of April 19-24.
Along with other great designers such as Samantha Pleet and deux fm, we at c. marchuska will be showing off such products as the monika and leslie dresses. To celebrate Earth Day and to honor our presence at the EcoLux Pop-up shop, we will be using our blog to show y'all how our sustainable products can be worn over and over and over! Now that's eco-friendly