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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Greening Designers & Agents

Posted By Jill Danyelle On May 13, 2007 @ 8:01 am In Accessories and Fashion,Design,sustainable style sundays | 2 Comments

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This past weekend the popular fashion trade show Designers & Agents [2] launched their new green initiatives at their Fall II/ Holiday show here in NYC. I was invited to exhibit my fiftyRX3 project to help raise awareness about sustainability in the fashion industry. Here’s my report…

GOOD [3] magazine was on hand to host a party for Josh Dorfman’s release of The Lazy Environmentalist [4] book, which included a Q & A with the author and Earth Pledge’s Leslie Hoffman. Dorfman’s eco-friendly virtual store, Vivavi [5], provided the furnishings for the lounge in the Green Room where I was stationed as part of the “consciousness raising” area. That is what you do at a trade show when you have nothing to sell. Aside from the green vendors integrated throughout the show, the Green Room showcased green candles [6], beauty, accessories, and clothing along with SIGG water bottles (don’t forget the contest [7]!). Among the twenty-plus green vendors were Inhabitat favorites Sea Bags [8], Bahar Shahpar [9], Organic [10], Carga [11] and stewart+brown [12].

While I did make some new fashion discoveries, which will surely grace the Sustainable Style pages in the near future, the closeted artist in me also enjoyed eco-lounging beneath Aurora Robson’s calming, recycled plastic sculptures that hung from the ceiling. Also on the scene was artist David Cohen with his virtual field from The Seed Project.

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/13/sustainable-style-sunday-greening-designers-agents/

[2] Designers & Agents: http://designersandagents.com/

[3] GOOD: http://www.goodmagazine.com/

[4] The Lazy Environmentalist: http://thelazyenvironmentalist.com

[5] Vivavi: http://vivavi.com

[6] green candles: http://www.thecandlecompany.co.uk/

[7] the contest: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/26/sigg-whats-your-eco-style-design-competition/

[8] Sea Bags: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/10/22/sea-bags/

[9] Bahar Shahpar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/01/eco-designer-bahar-shahpar-blossoms/

[10] Organic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/02/11/fashion-week-john-patrick-organic-fall-2007/

[11] Carga: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/01/14/sustainable-style-sunday-carga-bags/

[12] stewart+brown: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/15/stewartbrown-organic-cotton-pioneers/

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