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With more and more of us becoming environmentally aware, the green movement is gaining momentum and along with it, green fashion. Helping to bolster this growth, perhaps, is the current economy. With many people losing work hours or losing jobs altogether, shopping for brand new clothes can be expensive, and many are looking to vintage, consignment, and thrift stores to spruce up their wardrobes.

This doesn't mean you have to be out of fashion, however. More and more people are dusting off their sewing machines, taking dowdy old clothes and cutting, sewing, tying, and sometimes ripping them up to turn them into fresh, new, fun pieces to wear. Books like Generation T by Megan Nicolay are only adding to the movement. :) Fashion trends are gearing more towards funky, vintage styles that can sometimes only be found by hunting around in thrift stores. Luck is key!

This movement isn't just limited to clothes. Old vintage necklaces are being taken apart and being updated and reworked into new designs. Designers are gathering inspiration from found pieces. This includes anything from bike parts to pieces of broken glass. Anything is possible! :D

In addition to recycled pieces, greener manufacturing methods are coming into play, as well as materials and methods of construction that are cruelty-free to animals.

We at Eco-Couture want to share this movement on DeviantART because we think its pretty cool, and we want to take care of our home planet. :) We are small but we have some talented artists. Here are some great examples of green fashion that our members have put together:

'I Love New York,' Revamped by DarkFireRavensteampunk top by zelocoTriple Hem Crystals Rollers by bikepartjewelry:thumb159907400:Sapphire Steam by BedeckedInBeads:thumb155435772:Its Complicated Necklace by JamoomersPaperclip Necklace by JamoomersBraided Shoe by renurenuCat boot by renurenuupcycled chandelier earrings by NotaSouthernGirl

And to spur your creativity and inner fashionista, here are some more examples of green fashion:
OOAK Denim Skirt by MorbidPrincess122Striped skirt by zelocoRobe rouge by EmillyeRed Rings Silver Plates Brac. by FeMailleTurtleGreen Cyber Necklace-Divulged by CraftcycleIn The Groove DJ Mix by harlewoodPeridot SteamGear by KubusRubusRecycled innertube purse 3 by Lioness123Sand key Glass tie by black-shaddow-walkerclockwork hat by primatonaVinyl Messenger Bag by LunarJadeStylesRECYCLED CONVERSE - GLOVES II by AmrodSurion

Another group joining the movement is :iconeco-friendly-fashion:. They too have just gotten started, so go check them out! :)

If green fashion isn't your thing, here are some other groups on DA for recycled art:
:iconcraftcycle: :iconupcycle: :iconearth-awareness-club:


Share your recycled art with the world! If you have a club that supports recycled art on DA, feel free to post it in the comments and spread the word about green fashion and art! :)
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:iconchristine-eige:
Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
thank you SO much for this!! all i do is recycled artwork, and i was looking for a group to join! thanks!!!
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! There are a few on DA now, and they are all amazing. :) We're all working really hard to show that recycled isn't shabby. :D
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:iconchristine-eige:
Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
great - thanks to this ive joined quite a few groups - really appreciate it... my work finally fits in somewhere!
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:icondarkfireraven:
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its a nice feeling, isn't it? :aww:
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Christine-Eige Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
mhm!
there isnt really a calling for soda can flowers... XD
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:icondarkfireraven:
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Soda can flowers! Awesome! :D
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digikijo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was just looking for art made out of recycled material.
there are really some great works! and of course I couldn't resist to fave them ^^
thanks for this article.
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:icondarkfireraven:
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! ^_^
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Sophiera Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I've watched some really, really interesting accessories made from missprinted labelings, but I forgot to write down their website >_<
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:icondarkfireraven:
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooh, let me know if you find it! That would be awesome! :) I may try to google it.
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