NYFW: Sustainable Designer Exhibition Spring 2012 @ Nolcha

AFIA

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Afia Spring 2012 Nolcha Fashion Week Designer

Designer Meghan Sebold

Afia uses Ghana textiles that are purchased from small vendors and sewn by Ghanaian seamstresses paid a fair wage. I love the bright colorful prints, especially the green shorts! Buying Afia will add color to your wardrobe and support the women in Ghana.

CARRIE PARRY

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Carrie Parry Spring 2012 Nolcha Fashion Week Designer

Designer Carrie Parry

Founded on the principles of environmental and social consideration Carrie Parry Spring 2012 stays true to her commitment, using hand-spun cotton that supports WomenWeave in India, biodegradable curpo, and organic cotton dobby. Fabrics are dyed using azo free dyes. The line is produced in New York supporting the local garment industry.

SOHAM DAVE

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Soham Dave Spring 2012 Nolcha Fashion Week Designer

right: Designer Nimet Degirmencioglu

Soham Dave blends fair-trade, hand-craft and sustainability to offer a contemporary range of clothing. Supporting artisans in India who weave, dye fabrics and embroider all by hand using biodegradable and recycled fabrics is at the core of the Spring 2012 collection. Garments are made by hand, on average taking about a day to produce one garment. One of the brand’s mission is to empower its mostly female workforce.

STAY BY MAR


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Designer Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

For Spring 2012 Stay by Mar has joined forces with Care for Kenya and has collaborated with the Women’s Center of Kibera, a women’s empowerment program based in the largest slum of East Africa, to produce the capsule collection.  To read more about the collaboration click here.

RAINBOW PEOPLE

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Designer Ngoc-Phung Dang

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French based Rainbow People combines high-end fashion with ecology and ethics. The line is inspired by American movies of the forties to the sixties, and uses only natural fabrics like silk and organic cotton. The clothes are timeless and have versatility in mind with reversible tops and dresses. Garments are produced locally in France.

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