Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fancy Tees

From Green Right Now: Clothing Recycling Goes Upscale

Salvation Army watch out! Barneys New York is moving into the used clothing collection space. Starting next week, April 13-27, the upscale clothier will be gathering old T-shirts – that’s right, your old T-shirts – to be “re-fashioned” by the ecologically minded Loomstate clothing brand.

Loomstate designers Rogan Gregory and Scott Hahn use 100 percent certified organic materials in their clothing, and Gregory says the redesigned, re-dyed and/or reprinted T-shirts will be “taking eco fashion to the next level.” The transformed shirts will be sold at Barneys during the 2008 holiday season as a way to show how the parameters of luxury clothing are moving to include items that make an environmental statement.

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