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The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires' Puro Diseno Fair

by , 06/24/11

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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.

From the northern province of Tucumán, comes a design studio called Des-Hechos who made a recycled wooden installation at their stand with old wood from vegetable crates and pallets. As well as children chairs, low stools and tables, the arty tree intends to remind shoppers and passers by, where wood originally comes from. Des-Hechos works with urban rubbish and left overs from mass-manufactured products, like these bright lights made from plastic plates and discarded yellow champagne coolers.

Remember the old Levi’s T-shirts that you could cut and customize yourself? Choosing a desired neckline and arms length according to your own style and needs, Inhaus has mimicked the same concept, but their version is made from locally grown organic cotton!

And to finish off with our favorite green designs from Puro Diseno Fair is Cosecha Vintage, a brand by Alejandra Gougy who makes handmade clothes from scrap nylon tights. She told Inhabitat about her latest idea of a social, inclusive project that will encourage customers to donate their broken tights, so dissabled people will learn the knitting skill by making a big textile together.

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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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