Gallery: The Best Green Designs From Buenos Aires’ Puro Diseno Fair

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich
 
Cosecha Vintage makes handmade clothes from scrap nylon tights. The brand's designer, Alejandra Gougy, 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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  1. 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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