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Linda Loudermilk, Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable design, green fashion, eco friendly clothes, eco fashion, ecological fashion, environmentally friendly fashion, Sustainable Style Sunday, Inhabitat

Linda Loudermilk is a green trail blazer in the fashion industry — committed not only to making clothes out of environmentally friendly fabrics, but making beautiful clothing in general.

Nature is Linda’s muse. It is the core of the materials she uses and the designs that she creates. From sasawashi, a linen-like fabric made from Japanese leaf rich with anti-allergen and anti-bacterial properties, to bamboo pointelle, a butter-soft, highly sustainable fabric, Linda works tirelessly to find and develop the highest quality, most ecologically sound textiles. Organic cotton, reclaimed antique lace, lenpur (wood pulp), soya and bamboo: the list is ever-growing and changing.

Linda was educated in costume design and fashion design at Oxford Universtiy and Colorado Institute of Art respectively. She began showing couture in Paris in 2002 before returning to the US to launch her eco-collection. She partnered with Aveda, Global Green, Velocity, and Helena Durst to show her collection under the tents in Bryant Park during the Spring 2006 Fashion Week last September.

On a visit to her showroom in February, I was able to view the collection that is now selling in stores. Along with her lava inspired looks was a line of jewelry made with ancient carved stones and recycled silver. Last I heard, Loudermilk was hoping to unveil an eco-luxury store in Los Angeles and is also launching a denim line. With all of this, we are waiting to see what else she may have up her organic sleeve.

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  5. Jill Danyelle February 18, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Hi Hilary,

    Have you tried Kaight? She carries a good selection of the Loudermilk line, not to mention many other eco-friendly designers. The Autumn/Winter line is now on sale and new merchandise for Spring should be arriving shortly. If all else fails contact the company directly.

    good luck!

    Jill Danyelle

  6. hilary February 18, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    i wish her things could be purchased online.

    having looked and looked i have only found a couple of places and nowhere with the entire line.

    i’m a huge fan with nowhere to shop.

    her duds are incredible.

  7. Madeline Amato February 12, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Hi, I would love to know who represents Linda, I would like to purchase her fashions for my store.

    Madeline Amato

  8. Inhabitat » GREEN... February 4, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    […] Los Angeles based Linda Loudermilk showed here in NYC on Thursday just before the official start of Fashion Week. The designer presented forty-three looks that seemed to leave no manifestation of eco-fiber unexplored. The collection included bamboo wool, wood pulp, Ingeo, hemp, organic cotton fur, Sea Cell, reclaimed textiles, silk and Oeko-Tex fabrications. Loudermilk even used human hair as trim, which we don’t know whether to classify as an innovative or odd interpretation of sustainability. While there were strong pieces, the collection felt somewhat unfocused at times. There was an iceberg influence evident that resulted in several interesting jackets with sculptural, cubed sleeves. Standouts in the show were the floor length train coat in rice paper wool that had pleating at the natural waist and hip, the iceberg dress in hemp satin and silk tulle and her more accessible one shoulder, ruffled silk chiffon pieces. She also carried over some shapes from her Spring collection, such as the wrap dress with obie belt in organic cotton denim. The butterfly medicine blanket in reclaimed cotton could be the perfect accessory for curling up by the fire and is reminiscent of Derek Lam’s blanket wraps from his “Winter in Carmel” collection of Fall 2005. The designer should be lauded for the ambitious size of her collection and the array of ecological textiles she works with. It is good to see her return to the runway as she is an important success story for sustainability in fashion. […]

  9. Emily Lee November 17, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    How about a sustainable body weight.

  10. prashant November 13, 2006 at 2:14 am


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