Hot New Spring Eco-Fashion.

Via on Mar 12, 2010

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This spring season, fashion is all about rich colors and textures, feminine laces, floral prints, drapey mini-dresses with lots of movement, and of course, saving the environment.  “Eco Fashion” is a hot topic these days, with more designers than ever sourcing their materials from organic and sustainable producers. I love that we have so many more options for buying consciously created clothing.  [Some of my personal faves are Nicacelly, Juleselin, and Deux fm. ;-) Word up sistas!]

Yet, I still think that the most eco-friendly fashion uses recycled and scrap materials (zero carbon footprint!), which is why all of my whimsical, one-of-a-kind, handmade garments are re-born from “upcycled” vintage fabrics and excess material, turning them into something new and glamorous. Not wanting to waste even a scrap of fabulous found fabric, I’ve been making cute eco-friendly headbands, earrings, belts and more out of the leftovers.

Sometimes I completely dismantle a vintage garment and use the fabric with my own patterns, and other times, I let the old shape of the piece inform what the new garment will become. Making clothes by hand is always an adventure, and I love that I am never quite sure how the finished product will turn out. Each individual piece is as unique and loved as the woman who wears it!

Check out the pictures from my most recent fashion show in San Francisco, hosted by Wingman Fashion TV, with photos by Hoggarazzi. Thanks Shannon and the amazing hair and make-up team for all your hardwork!

To see more of my eco-designs and artwork, check out my website;-) www.rachelzart.com

Rachel Znerold is an artist and independent fashion designer living the good life in San Francisco, CA.

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Teji
Teji
Rachel
Rachel
Rachel
Rachel
Heather
Heather
Cinthia
Cinthia
Stephanie
Stephanie
Cinthia
Cinthia
Cinthia
Cinthia
Julia
Julia
Julia
Julia
Rathna
Rathna
Christina
Christina
Christina
Christina
Shannon
Shannon
Shannon
Shannon
Rathna
Rathna
Designer (Me!) and Model (Teji) Walk
Designer (Me!) and Model (Teji) Walk
Backstage Ladies
Backstage Ladies
Headbands and earrings
Headbands and earrings
Backstage Ladies
Backstage Ladies
Headbands and Earrings
Headbands and Earrings
Almost Ready...
Almost Ready...
Heading up
Heading up
The Line-Up
The Line-Up

About Rachel Znerold

Growing up in the Colorado countryside, Rachel Znerold knew early on that she was different…she saw dazzling beauty in decomposing logs and expressed her individuality with wild drawings on her sneakers. Now, as a prolific painter, eco-fashion designer, performance artist and writer, Rachel makes a life out of making art. With a degree in Fine Art and Advertising from The University of Colorado in Boulder, Rachel began to pursue her art career full time. Aiming to share her awe of the world and the art of the everyday, she has taught painting, fashion design, and performance at a variety of schools, museums, and non-profits. Rachel has been commissioned to paint murals in Colorado, New Zealand and Mexico, and eventually landed in San Francisco, becoming a part of the Mission District’s vibrant art scene. Rachel believes art is instrumental in building strong community and a culture of social activism. www.rachelzart.com

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