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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycled Fashion from Si:Su

Posted By Kate Andrews On June 29, 2008 @ 1:33 am In Accessories and Fashion,Eco Textiles,Recycled Materials,sustainable style sundays | 3 Comments

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, sisudress.jpg [1]

In 2005, after graduating from the Institute of Art and Design in Swansea (UK), three Welsh designers founded Si:Su [2], a beautiful range of womenswear clothing and accessories all made from recycled and reclaimed vintage textiles. Sustainability was woven into the eco chic design philosophy from the start, reflecting shared concerns of Si:Su design trio Helen Stew, Hanneke Van Ryswyk and Rachel Bryan for minimizing waste, as well as the fashion industry’s footprint on the environment. With fresh styles that easily cross seasonal boundaries, Si:Su is defining summer with pretty yet practical designs, gorgeous prints and an undeniably feminine eco-sensibility.

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, Su 2008 summer collection

Their 2008 summer collection is due to launch later this month in Swansea (UK) and true to sustainable form, Si:Su will partake in 2008 The Ethical Fashion Show [3] in Carrousel du Louvre, Paris this October. Si:Su’s participation in this year’s eco-fashion events just reinforce the intrinsically green philosophy and actions of the company, adding to a remarkably long list of sustainable endeavors including a collaboration with Oxfam [4] and a Global2Local [5] charity awareness fashion show.

Si:Su’s designs are available at Allthingsgreen.net [6] or by commission through their website. How perfect for the summer of 2008!

+ Si:Su [2]
+ Si:Su (Facebook) [7]
+ Si:Su 2008 Photoshoot (Flickr) [8]

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, Su 2008 summer collection

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, sisu21.jpg
Copyright image courtesy of Michael Sullivan [8]

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, sisu20.jpg
Copyright image courtesy of Michael Sullivan [8]

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, Su 2008 summer collectionCopyright image courtesy of Michael Sullivan [8]

eco fashion UK, Hanneke Van Ryswyk, Helen Stew, Rachel Bryan, Reclaimed Materials, Si:Su Swansea UK, Vintage textile, Si:Su UK, Si:Su eco fashion, sisu_header1.jpg


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/29/sustainable-style-reclaimed-textiles-from-sisu/

[2] Si:Su: http://www.si-su.com/

[3] 2008 The Ethical Fashion Show: http://www.ethicalfashionshow.com/

[4] Oxfam: http://www.oxfam.org/

[5] Global2Local: http://www.global2local.com/

[6] Allthingsgreen.net: http://www.allthingsgreen.net/marketplace/sisu-m-90.html

[7] + Si:Su (Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6722488293

[8] + Si:Su 2008 Photoshoot (Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/10553105@N02/sets/72157603965300435/

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