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Friday, 27 June 2008

Style Report: Eco-Design Fair, London 19th June

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I dashed along to the eco-design fair last Thursday at the Candid Arts Gallery, and despite only having 30 minutes to look around I was really excited to see some top quality eco and ethical design work on show…

One of the most interesting of the bunch was Lucy from RE-silicone. Her variety of silicone lighting, rugs and accessories were like none I had ever seen before and would certainly make a dramatic design statement in any interior.


Izzy Lane had gorgeous high-class ladies shoes, coats and tailored suits on display. All products are 100% vegetarian friendly and the wool for the clothing comes from happy rescued or retired sheep that live at the sanctuary.


I was also really pleased to see Bamboo Baby who I had met a year earlier, and whose business appears to have been flourishing in the meantime. Although they have stopped producing most of their range of general bamboo women’s clothes for now (skirts, tops etc), they have developed their range of baby and maternity wear further to include a bamboo denim which they said was proving really popular. I can’t get over just how soft the fabric is – bamboo really is a wonderful alternative textile. And just in case you wanted to learn a little more I’ve included some info on bamboo textile below…

"Pay attention (!) here comes the science bit"….
Bamboo has many amazing properties – first and foremost it is beautifully soft. It is extremely versatile, and can be used to make knitwear that feels like cashmere, soft and durable denim, cosy blankets, snuggly bathrobes and silky-soft jersey pieces. It is a high-end luxury product.

Finished bamboo fabric is hypoallergenic and thermo-regulating. It can be machine washed at 40 degrees just like cotton. (For environmental reasons we recommend you wash at 30 degrees.)

Bamboo fabric is UV-resistant and completely biodegradable. Bamboo is naturally organic, sustainable (the world’s fastest growing plant) and takes in 35% more carbon dioxide than equivalent stands of other plants. It is a grass, so regenerates without the need for replanting. Bamboo is rain-fed only and helps to reduce soil erosion.

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2 comments:

Maria said...

Nice post

review daddy said...

I really like eco friendly products like tailcoat.