To counter the havoc that fast fashion is creating right now, eco-friendly brands are coming up with innovative solutions. Eco-fashion is a buzzing industry. There are a lot of counterfeiters out there who try to pass fast fashion at a higher price. We should try to be aware of them and expose them whenever we can. However, there are many dedicated designers that are taking eco-fashion to the mainstream world. The dresses that they create are beautiful and they are meant to last. Gary Harvey is one such designer who with his recycled dresses is taking eco fashion to a brand new level.
With the fashion industry heading toward elegant, contemporary and stylish fashion, one word that sounds synonymous with clothing is “green.” We can see many designers coming up with sustainable, recycled and reused clothing lines. Today I will take you to the beautiful, green world of eco-fashion designer Gary Harvey. His incredibly vibrant dresses not only make a seriously cool statement about the nature of reusing and upcycling, but these pieces are a reflection to art too. These contemporary, high fashion dresses are ethical and aesthetically pleasing.
Gary Harvey, an eco-conscious creationist who is fascinated with the creativity that goes into making stunningly fashionable dresses has re-designed these outfits by reconstructing discarded garments and waste materials.
The inspiration for Gary Harvey’s recycled and other clothing are those who value the artist with in themselves. Whether it is a poet playing with words, an artist giving new meaning to white canvas or a make-up artist working with a make-up brush. He gets inspired with anyone and anyone who is creative and artistic.
The green factor
These amazing recycled dresses are made by giving new life to waste materials that would have else ended in landfills and cause harm to the environment. There is diversity in his choice of material, you would see chic dresses sopping out of materials like old laundry bags, discarded jeans, old black logo T-shirts, used nylon baseball jackets, newspaper, used trench coats, old army jackets, used Hawaiian skirts, cans, bottle tops and cardboard boxes. By upcycling these dresses, it has extended their life by another 10 to 15 years.
The Fab Factor
These vibrant recycled dresses divert discarded materials from the landfills, saving our precious environment. Recycling decreases our purchases and consumption, composting of organic waste and the use of disposable items like polystyrene and plastic bags. Upcycling requires fewer resources, less energy and less labor, compared to the manufacture of new products. Gives value and usefulness to old materials even after years of use. Incredibly vibrant dresses that adorns the people wearing them.
Gary Harvey’s beautiful recycled dresses include the “Laundry Bag Dress,”. It consists of 21 checked laundry bags that combine to form a basket weave bodice. Furthermore, this bodice consists of bag straps. The “Denim Dress”, on the other hand, has different colored 42 pairs of Levis 501’s along with a cropped denim jacket. The “Mac Dress” takes its form using 18 trench coats, Burberry check corset and cropped Burberry Mac. The “Military Dress” takes shape out of 28 army jackets, while the “Hawaiian Shirt Dress” consists of 7 Hawaiian multi-colored floral print shirts. The “Black T-shirt Dress” has37 black logo T-shirts and the “Baseball Puffball Dress”. It utilizes 26 nylon baseball jackets.
Some other innovative eco-fashion products and designs
Want more from eco-fashion? Well, you can just scroll through to find out some eco-fashion products and designs that are very high on the level of uniqueness and innovation:
1. Christmas tree lingerie
This is something the eco-friendly crazy people would love to have. A brainchild of French designer Sophie Young, the sexy looking underwear is made of recycled Christmas trees. Hats off to such unique thought that has made it possible to put the pine tree used on Christmas to further use.
The pine needles make the sexy underwear and do not fear, as they do not prick, rather they feel as soft as silk. The designer says the transformation pine needles experience is what takes away their prickly feel. The sustainable garments are certainly good from the environmental point of view but also from the individual point of view, as they are healthier than other cloth materials.
They are more hygienic, as the texture of the sustainable cloth allows more amount of air to circulate through it. They are also double efficient at absorbing humidity as compared to cotton and other fabrics, and this is why they keep the bacteria infestation at bay. The Christmas tree lingerie is dyed with non-toxic eco-friendly dyes so there is no threat of allergies and reactions.
2. Lingerie made from recycled coffee
Sloggi is an extremely popular European lingerie brand, which keeps making news owing to its eco-friendly ventures. They have come up with multiple green collections with a focus on the comfort of their clients. One green collection of theirs is unique as the green product that they have put to use is coffee, which they have named “Love Café.”
This collection of Sloggi is certainly a superb addition to the eco-fashion movement, which caffeine lovers simply love. Recycled coffee grounds make the fabric, they are easily available and Sloggi sources the recycled material from entire world. This cool fabric is odor absorbing, is UV-resistant, and dries quickly. The fabric used is chemical free, and is produced via energy efficient methods.
3. The Wearable Biospheres
This particular invention is based on the alien planets. It is in the theme to provide livable conditions to people of Earth on other planets. In order to survive on other planets, human beings would require a stable supply of food, water, and oxygen. This invention seems to be a perfect solution to solve this purpose.
It is a kind of special suit that could produce fuel for us. Furthermore, these bacterias and 3D printed wearable biospheres also seem to be a probable solution. This green wearable technology looks like intestines and contains thousands of cavities. These cavities house special bacteria and algae, which would help produce critical elements for human survival. It is just a concept as of now but seems quite promising.
4. The ethical fur
Using fur and hides of animals is extremely unethical for fashion but it is ethical when a designer used fur and skin of some dead animal. Petite Mort is a design house that targets dead animals like the ones that die in a roadkill, takes their fur and create sustainable and ethical fur garments. Petite Mort takes help of hunters, the highway patrol people and the wildlife officers who hand them over dead animals. The designers at Petite Mort transform the pelts of animals into eco-friendly accessories.
Eco-fashion is all the rage these days and there is no dearth of creative designers who think out of the box and come up with unique green innovations.