sustainable fabric

There's an interesting article in today's Tyee about fabric and the environment. They cover everything from the small (the preciousness of individual handmade pieces) to the expanding (the increased use of alternative-fibre fabrics like those made from bamboo or soy) to the mega-huge (NYC fashion shows are featuring sustainable fabrics and even Wal-mart is starting to sell (and radpidly sell out of) organic cotton yoga wear). Hopefully the latter will drive down the cost of alternative-fibre fabrics for general consumers; as it stands these fabrics and clothes are still priced way out of my range.

In completely unrelated but amusing fashion news, John Malkovich ran a fashion show where, instead of using models prancing down a catwalk, he got 20 Judo fighters beat each other up while wearing his designs. You can watch the trailer for the documentary about this event here.

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