eco chic fashion

front view: eucalyptus polythemos, and cinerea

The word, ‘eco’ is actually short for ecology. Ecology is a science and study of the relationships between living things or organisms and their environment.

Eco friendly, is a term that refers in goods made with the minimal or no harm to the environment. Therefore eco-fashion are clothing made with fibers that are grown organically, without harmful pesticides, or fabrics that are not treated with chemical dyes. Hence, these clothing are generally made with natural fibers such as: cellulose or plant fibers, animal or protein fiber, and dyed with natural colors from botanical. Eco or sustainable fashion is a household term for the fashion industry. It is a part of a growing trend of design and its goal is to support the environment and social responsibility.

My contribution to ecology are two pieces of eco-printed dresses in merino wool jersey. For the dress design, plant materials are arranged on the fabric and bundled up with strings, and steamed in water for about 2 hours. Then the fabric are cut into pattern pieces and sewn together. Every step of the process are prepared without any harsh mineral.

These sleeveless tunics are perfect for the cool weather, as I shall wear them with turtleneck inside for warmth and color contrast. It is versatile, trendy, and totally eco chic!

back view: random display of eucalyptus polyanthemos and cinerea

John made me laugh because he had to teach me how to pose for the camera

pale green from rose leaf and shades of brown from rose petals

side view

back view

arrangement of roses and leaves

our cat all curled up under a wisteria tree

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