lauantai 3. lokakuuta 2009
Clothing recon ideas from Vilde Svaner
Vilde Svaner is a sustainable fashion brand from Germany. One of the features about their collections are to morph recycled clothing, for example mens shirts, in their designs to create unique and sustainable fashion. The result is simple and chic eco wear. It makes them also good inspiration for clothing recon projects.
Shirt dress made from a mens shirt and a long rectangle piece of fabric or jersey.
Mens shirt refashioned by adding length from another shirt. Cuffs are also replaced.
Shirt dress made from adding length, replacing cuffs and collar with knit from secondhand sweaters.
Another shirt dress design. Replace dress top with the top part of a shirt.
Vilde Svaner also manufactures locally fabrics from stinging nettle (like Brennels in Netherlands) for their clothing. Stinging nettle (Finnish. nokkonen, Swedish. nässla) is one of the new eco fibres that could be used to replace cotton and polyester in the fashion market. Like hemp, it can be grown in cold and harsh climates, without any pestesites and little watering. Stinging nettle was actually harvested widely for textile use before cotton production overthrough it in the industrial revolution. With the new improvements in modern fabric production, stinging nettle can be made today to feel very comfortable, even more softer and comfortable than linen. It is similar to linen but does not wrinkle as easily and it is stronger than cotton. Like hemp, the whole stinging nettle plant (leaf and stem) can be used for fibre production, when cotton plants can be used only in parts.
Stinging nettle plant.
Via Vihreat Vaatteet and Vihreat Vaatteet (site in Finnish).