If the term “eco-fashion” makes you think “bland” or “boring,” just give us 36 seconds to change your mind. Here are six of the hottest up-and-coming green designers you’ve never heard of, curated and condensed into six mini-videos by Ecouterre editors Jill Fehrenbacher and Yuka Yoneda.
Ecouterre favorite Suzanne Rae a fashion designer who focuses on inspired minimalism in her ethically manufactured high-end apparel. The ready-to-wear label is designed and manufactured in Brooklyn.
BETH MACRI DESIGNS
Merging advanced technology and architectural design, Beth Macri creates her edgy eco-jewelry right in New York City, using mostly recycled metals. Her most recent collection, “Hidden Messages,” features a secret word or phrases masked within extruded letter forms.
With a background in ready-to-wear, Mandy Kordal of Kordal crafts unique knitwear from ethically sourced textiles that is designed and manufactured in New York City. Her creative two-layer mesh sweater is only one of the many innovative pieces in her collection.
NOMADIC THREAD SOCIETY
Fair-trade brand Nomadic Thread Society takes inspiration from sandy beaches and a well-traveled passport. Its clothing, accessories, and home goods are transformed from indigenous textiles from artisans and producers from all over the globe.
BLAIR LAUREN BROWN
Blair Lauren Brown’s exquisite handcrafted jewelry is made from ethically mined gold nuggets from Alaska. This line of fine artisan jewelry is handmade in the United States and locally produced in Brooklyn.
Pima Doll is made entirely from ethically produced Peruvian pima cCotton, and the designer has come up with a unique technique of knitting with upcycled fabric offcuts to get incredibly textured, one-of-a-kind knitwear.