Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles


We are constantly digging deeper for eco designers who are reworking the threads of sustainable style with new offshoots of innovative textiles and refashioned couture. There seems to be quite a few collections on the scene where recycling and upcycling vintage or thrift-store fabrics is the MO, but only a handful might be considered sculptural, museum-quality designs. Asiatica is a real exception to this trend, as their one-of-a-kind collection features recycled vintage kimonos and state-of the-art Japanese textiles in a fusion of methods and materials that really makes them stand out as art objects. We also love that Asiatica’s design showroom is located well outside of NYC’s fashion world, rooted instead in America’s heartland – further proof that decentralization is a great way to spread the seeds of sustainability and fashion artistry.

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  1. emmahoward September 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I recently learned of Asiatica and I am SO Pleased to have done so! Such beautifully simple lines in the design that really do the vintage fabrics justice.

    Little did the women who wore the kimonos imagine that their garments would become re-worked tops in Kansas City .

    There is such beauty in the movement of recycled goods; like nature’s elements swirling and moving in and around the process.

    Thank you,

    Emma Howard
    Kailua, Hawaii

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