Friday, December 12, 2008

C.L.A.S.S. Sustainable Style Unites The World

Recognizing that sustainability in fashion is not a fad- it is a way of life, Milan and London based sustainable style organization CLASS (Creativity, Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy) has found its way stateside, to New York City.

Last week was the first CLASS event complete with delicious organic food, a round table panel discussion, and fabulous eco-fashionistas/advocates like Elinor Averyt of LEAF (Labeling Ecologically Approved Fabrics) working to create a unified labeling standard; fashion model Summer Rayne Oakes who releases her eco-friendly shoe line Zoe&Zac for payless Spring '09; and a representative from Italian renewable energy leader Relight who spoke about moving into the eco-fashion realm to achieve the 360 green lifestyle package.

It was a great night and here are some photos.

These sustainable fabrics and more are available to explore at the CLASS' Fabric Library

Blocks of recycled material
Ingeo (corn ) fiber

Noon Solar bags at the CLASS Event

A few sustainable garments on display, sustainable fashion heads in the background

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