Ana Lisa

The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires' Puro Diseno Fair

by , 06/24/11

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Regarding jewelry, the girls from Cruz DellaCasa were exhibiting their glamorous sparkling jewelry. Necklaces and brooches made from repurposed vintage buttons and fabrics were just a few pieces from their line inspired by the past, but made for today’s women.

Another brand we liked was Llamas del llano. They mainly work with llama hair, making big warm sweaters in the llamas natural colors like greys, creams, blacks and browns — all are locally sourced and handmade by artisans from the north of the country. The group is also producing jewelry out of left over material, combining felt balls, llama hairballs and cute acorn seeds tops, making them (almost) entirely biodegradable.

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2 Comments

  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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