We are aware that more focus is needed in the fashion industry when it comes to
ethical clothing. However some designers and big names are getting more
involved which is certainly a step in the right direction.
Aine Bence is doing her part by generating more focus towards ethical fashion with
her winning creation in last year’s Online Fashion Week competition produced by
Vogue.com. Aine created her winning design by spending hours gluing thin paper
strips together to create a dress made entirely from sheets of recycled tissue
paper. Her simple dress was inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s classic look giving
the design a timeless quality.
As expected the original design won’t be making an appearance in stores and so a
wearable version has been created and is now available at online designer
retailer Matches Fashion. The Eco Pleat Dress has been crafted in organic
Parigi cloth produced by organic mill Tessile Naturale to create a feminine
style for the eco-conscious fashion follower.
The Freda Eco Pleat Dress may not be making big waves in terms of ethical clothing
but with designers and fashion retailers becoming more aware of their responsibilities
we hope it will inspire the industry.