Today is Earth Day and more than one billion people now participate in related activities each year. Designers, such as those featured here participate year-round with their eco-conscious collections.
This story first appeared in the April 22, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
The High Line uses forest stewardship council-certified ipe hardwood that was sustainably harvested from a managed forest, and almost 80 percent of the plant species in section 1 are native to New York.
Pictured here: This dress is crafted in New York City from recycled plastic soda bottles that are melted down and refined into the mesh-like fabric.
MODEL: NATALIA O./VNY; HAIR BY KAYLA MICHELLE AT ATELIER MANAGEMENT FOR REDKEN; MAKEUP BY JEN MYLES AT WORK GROUP LTD. USING NARS; FASHION ASSISTANT: JASMIN TREGONNING
Alkemie is designed by Dara Gerson and Ashley Lowengrub. Each piece is reclaimed metal that is melted down, hand cast and crafted in their Los Angeles studio.
H. Fredriksson works with Kusikuy, a knit production program that provides fair wages, safe workplaces, zero-interest loans and training programs to knitters in Bolivia, who use only fiber produced in accordance with the Organic Trade Association.
Visit sourcemap.org/trace/organic-collection to map the journey of select garments from Patrick’s fall-winter 2011 collection from material to construction to retail.