Monday, 6 April 2009

Sustainable fashion design

Summer Rayne Oakes' book entitled - Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty -has proven to be quite the Eco fashion and beauty resource. One of my latest finds in this book is Bird Textiles.

Bird Textiles produces exquisitely designed hand painted fabric using water based dyes. Designs are created by Textile Designer, Rachel Bending whose inspiration comes from the fruit, flavours and sunny surrounds of Byron Bay in Australia where she now resides. I say reside because Rachel is originally from the UK having studied textile design at the infamous Glasgow School of Art. Some of you may be familiar with Rachel’s work from the Slingfings brand.


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From Fabric to Fashion
Bird Textiles' creativity is transformed from fabric to fashion. Rachel's'uniquely designed hand painted fabrics which comes in linen, organic cotton, cotton voile etc is used to create timeless fashion that can be customized to suit all preferences. From the choice of fabrics you can create these trans seasonal fashion originals.

hand painted fabric, eco fashion, sustainable fashion design These classic low slung hipster pants are beautifully shaped over the bottom, and tapered into a subtle flare. Extremely flattering as they lengthen through the leg.

eco dress,hand painted fabric, eco fashion, sustainable fashion design This glamorous dress is made from a cotton stretch poplin so it will figure hug without restricting. Available in plain or print fabric.


The Pinafore is a favourite and a definite best seller. It suits nearly every body shape and is a good transeasonal. It can be worn with a vest top or tee shirt in summer and a roll neck jumper in winter.

1 comment:

hoganfe said...

awesome fabric!
mary
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