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!
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:
And to spur your creativity and inner fashionista, here are some more examples of green fashion:
Another group joining the movement is . 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:
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!