Sustainable Fashion has become somewhat of an elusive concept in the past few years. Is it fair-trade? Is it organic? Recycled? Slow? Green? With such broad language, how do we know exactly what we’re buying? What we do know is the conversation has brought much attention to the not just the “what” of design materials but the “how” of design processes – buying, trading, making and selling.
Argentina, eager to join in the conversation, has suddenly found itself bursting at the seams with eco-conscious fashion designers expressing their talent through endless mediums. From sustainable knits to recycled fabrics, not to mention traditional artisans hand-crafting their goods which inherently fit the green profile, eco-minded shoppers have plenty to choose from without compromising values or quality. The following ten eco-designers in Argentina and their creations top the list.
1. Sustainable knits produced in Toba indigenous community
Agostina Bianchi Thames 1733, Palermo.
2. Bracelet made from fabric scraps and paper beads made from discarded magazines
Lua Chea Borges 2029, Palermo
3. ‘Bolso Pescador’ Shoulder Bag made from aluminum can tops, $868
4. Unisex Scarf made from sustainable knits (100% Llama), $180
Cubreme, Godoy Cruz 1720, Palermo
5. Wallet made from Tyvek materials, $55
6. Dress made from recycled neckties
7. SURI sweatshirt hand-printed with water-based inks onto unbleached canvas, $255
8. Laptop case made from recycled coffee sacks, from $140
9. Rococo necklace made from recycled textiles
10. Unisex messenger bag made from recycled vinyl, $174