“I feel like the president here,” Gisele said as Aussie fashionistas cheered for her. The Super Model was in Australia to launch her new line of shoes, which help fund the Pure Xingu Water campaign, which is trying to preserve the headwaters of the Xingu River system in Brazil’s Amazon region. See the video after the jump.
“Novo has timed Gisele’s first visit to Australia to coincide with the Collection being available in Novo stores from September – perfect for the warmer Aussie weather.The Y Ikatu Xingu Campaign The Xingu River, symbol of the Brazilian socio-economic diversity, is under threat. Deforestation at its headwaters has doubled in the last ten years and many river sources are drying up. This affects the quality of life of 250 thousand people, including 18 Indian villages. Indians, small and large producers, NGOs, researchers and local leaders participate in the Y Ikatu Xingu “Pure Xingu Water” Campaign for the protection and regeneration of its sources and ciliar bush area.”
While 24 and America’s Next Top Model probably don’t share many viewers, they do have one thing in common: a goal of season greenness. Entertainment Weekly recently announced that season 9 of ANTM is jumping on the green train. While green has always been a popular color, fashionwise, Exec Producer Ken Mok told the magazine that the show is taking steps to educate the contestants (and no doubt the viewers as well) on important every day issues.
Mok elaborated by saying that Tyra and the girls will be chauffeured around via biodiesel and living in a mansion that is not only painted green but equipped with tips on “using water and electricity.”
I’m guessing most of us don’t need to be taught how to use water and electricity. But that’s why we’re not models…
lululemon. Sounds like somebody who’d get up and do a Vagina Monologue. But actually, it’s the latest in yoga gear and the biggest thing to come out of Canada since… Celine Dion.
No, wait – let me rephrase that… the best thing to come out of Canada since the Arcade Fire. For a female yogi, lululemon is a dream come true. (And no, that’s not a typo – they don’t capitalize it either.) Stylish, healthy clothes that look great and help you feel balanced.
When I heard bamboo was the hottest material in natural organic clothing, I had difficulty imagining what it would feel like. I have a bamboo walking stick, bamboo patio furniture, and a friend just put in a bamboo floor – but I just couldn’t imagine wearing it. Then I met a designer from a bamboo clothing manufacturing company. She assured me that if I tried it out, I’d be hooked. So, I tried it out, and she was right. I’m hooked.
Bamboo is a soft, light, comfortable fabric with many unique qualities. There have been those times when my bamboo T-shirt has become my nightshirt, my get-up-in-the-morning-and-jog-shirt (along with my bamboo/hemp blend drawstring pants) and then my off-to-run-errands shirt. Fortunately, most days I have the ‘wear-withal’ to put on my bamboo/organic cotton blend tank top and matching shorts before heading out for the day. In the nighttime I slip into the bamboo/cashmere slinky dress and it’s out dancing I go.
The Designers & Agents Show is always an exciting time in the fashion industry. Over 1,000 handpicked fashion designers show their latest cutting edge clothing in three locales: London, New York, and Los Angeles. As a West Coast-based boutique owner focused exclusively on “G” fashion, I go every year to peruse the latest and greatest–but have rarely found anything beyond conventionally-made clothing.
But not this year fashionable friends…D & A finally had its own G section! Affirming once again that choosing items for their environmental impact is not only good for the planet, it’s now en vogue.
For the fashion-minded and budget conscious I’ve good news: summer sales to help green up your wardrobe without breaking the bank. First up is a sale at Beklina on season ready tops, jewelry and accessories. Our picks: a delicate graphic Lace Trim Cami by Stewart + Brown made of 100% pima cotton (shown left) and a crisp, summer weight Multi Stitch Trench made sans sweatshop by Myth and Ritual (shown right).
G Living | Fashion turns our lens on British Fashion Designer Katharine Hamnett, and her extensive history of using style to spotlight world issues. She has a flair for building content into fashion, and using her connections to some of the hottest models in the business to promote them. These organic cotton SAVE THE FUTURE tanks have been seen on high profile models such as Lily Cole, Naomi Campbell. With Hamnett’s help issues such as child labor, blood diamonds, and pesticide use in the garment industry have captured public interest and concern.
Founded in 2002, Karen Stewart and Howard Brown’s clothing line has become one of the main faces of the eco-movement. Right after the birth of their daughter Hazel, Karen’s experience as a painter and Howard’s graphic design talents were combined to create Stewart+Brown. “We wanted to prove to the world that you could be socially and environmentally responsible without compromising quality and style, and still be profitable,” Howard told me recently. Recently featured in Wired’s Green Issue, Plenty, and a favorite of the now-defunct Organic Style Magazine, S+B’s creations naturally garner attention.