by kelli
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When New York Fashion Week kicks off at the end of January, designers will be showcasing their new green designs- but that doesn’t mean lima-bean green will be the new black.

Some of the world’s hottest names in fashion- including Marc Jacobs, Versace, Jil Sander, and Narciso Rodriguez will join no-stranger-to-the eco-scene designer Stella McCartney to participate in Earth Pledge’s FutureFashion runway show, which will feature their one-of-a-kind designs made from recyclable, sustainable, and earth-friendly materials.

This isn’t the first year for the show, which promotes renewable materials and production methods, and eco-fashion no longer means you DIY a re-purposed burlap sack into a clever (but still unfortunately hideous-looking) dress. An ever-increasing awareness of environmental issues has definitely taken root, and socially and environmentally-conscious purchasing options can now be found at all your favorite shopping locales, from your favorite ridiculously cute but shockingly overpriced neighborhood boutique store to all the major department stores.

If you’ve got champagne tastes, but are forced to live on a beer budget, don’t feel too sorry for yourself. You can check out some of the designs featured on the runway in Barney’s Madison Avenue store window displays starting February 1st. Then you can sulk that while your burlap sack dress is eco-friendly, the one-of-a-kind garments featured in the show are pure eco-fashion.

About kelli

My name is Kelli, and I live in San Francisco, California with my wonderful five year-old…dog. I began contributing to ecorazzi.com in June, as a way to feed my insatiable appetite for gossip without totally loosing sight about what really matters. In my day job, I work as a community organizer for a great non-profit environmental organization, so environmentalism is both my interest and my profession. I’ve been an environmental activist for several years, and have had great experiences fighting for clean energy, against the destruction of imperiled forests’, and to protect endangered species. In my spare time, I write for ecorazzi.com, bike through the hectic city of San Francisco, volunteer as a children’s pottery instructor and tutor, knit at the dog park, and see a lot of live music.

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  • maddison

    i get stella mccartney is supposed to be green, i am a fan of her cosmetics line, but when it comes to couture what has she ever done but avoid leather and fur?can some one please tell me?

  • http://www.naturalbridals.com Morgan Boszilkov

    I have just launched a site featuring my Natural Bridal Collection of beautiful green gowns:
    http://www.naturalbridals.com

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  • Glam202

    I think it’s great that so many designers are on the “go-green” buzz that’s making its way around. This Fashion Week is going to be awesome with all the newest organic designs. It seems like everywhere you turn now, people are starting to realize they need to take part of this epidemic. The only fact I hate is that I’m on that “beer budget”, and can only window shop, until the eco-friendly clothes become more price-friendly.

  • http://Dress-m-Up.com Jody Seguine

    As a co-owner of Dress-m-Up.com, we take slightly used garage sale clothing and recycle, redesign, and create one-of-a-kind children’s clothing.