Ana Lisa

The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires' Puro Diseno Fair

by , 06/24/11

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What we did see was a lot of felt. The Argentine National Institute for Industrial Technology (INTI) was launching a book containing their extensive work with the biodegradable material, and their booth showcased many designers who are working with the soft material.

One of the new and nice surprises we found at this year’s Puro Diseno Fair was Billet Bill, a brand by Buenos Aires-based French designer Adelaide Aronio. Trained as a graphic designer, Adelaide makes cute hand-drawn illustrated books, bags, T-shirts and other objects hand-printed with water-based eco-friendly inks onto unbleached canvas.

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  1. Ana Lisa Ana Lisa Alperovich July 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yes, that is right!
    ¨The Argentine version to American TOMS shoes, which are in fact a shoe design taken from Argentina’s gauchos, alpargatas, was also standing at Puro Diseno Fair under the name of Paez Shoes. This very basic footwear made from canvas and a jute sole are very comfortable, biodegradable and comes in a wide variety of designs.¨
    Thank you for raising the point and adding value to it!

  2. scbr July 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “The Argentine version to American TOMS shoes, Paez Shoes, sells very basic footwear made from canvas and a jute sole.” Sorry you got it wrong. Those shoes (alpargatas) have existed in Argentina for centuries now. It has been the preferred shoes in rural environment because they are cheap, durable and comfortable. TOMS’ founder is in fact Argentinian and he ‘export’ the model to the US as a fashionable shoe.

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