SDN - aka Sarah Dixons Nova
...a Brooklyn-based men's line that literally started from the ground up. In 2003, the line was born - recycling used T-shirts, hand dying them and screen-printing collages on them. And they continue this tradition today. “We actively find old T-shirts and cold water dyes,” says Kyle Goen who started the line with lifelong friend Marcus Hicks. “We put the word out to friends before they throw them out. We clean them, dye them and silkscreen them. It’s tough to find T-shirts with nothing on them.” After much success with the t-shirts, Hicks and Goen recognized the need and demand for sustainable clothing made from recycled and eco-friendly fabrics.
What started out as a men's line, made with organic cotton, soy and bamboo, was launched as a full line of men's and women's clothing, made entirely of recycled, organic and other sustainable fabrics in 2008. Like all eco-fashion lines, SDN is very socially responsible. In addition to that, however, SDN ensures that all products are created without the use of sweatshops. And to top it all off, SDN also supports political causes.
The line is available at New York boutiques Sodafine and Kaight.
"The Restore® acronym stands for "Responsible, Earth Friendly, Sustainable, Technological, Organic, Recycled and Ergonomic", a name that represents the standards and innovation they stand for."
RESTORE CLOTHING - Extra-Ordinary fabrics. Timeless Silhouettes. Clothing cut and manufactured for lifestyles that crossover Fitness & Fashion, Yoga & Spa, Work Out & Out after Work.
As fashion industry veterans, long time New York City residents and devoted environmentalists, Anthony and Celeste Lilore understand firsthand the needs of modern, urban dwellers to have crossover clothing that blends functionality, fashion and responsible production. In creating their line, these two are fashionably caring for our environment, while at the same time creating comfy clothes that move with us. The men and women who wear the line, appreciate and expect comfort and flawlessly executed earth clothing.
The fabrics used range from organic cotton and Repreve® nylon made from recycled fabrics and water bottles to lining made of Cocona®, an activated carbon made from the shells of coconuts! But they don't stop there! Their zippers come strictly from eco-conscious manufacturers, their hangtags are printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper with soy ink and their garments are shipped in biodegradable bags and recycled cardboard boxes.
The Lilores not only want to design fabulous clothing, but they also want to connect with their consumers, by sharing everyday concerns and fabulous stories in their Responsiblog. You can purchase this fabulous line right off the website.
A pret-a-porter women's line, hailing from the UK - incorporating fabulous ensembles that can go from day to night, with accessories and jewellery to boot. Designer Aisyah Syahdinar even includes swimwear and some unisex accessories into her collections.
In addition to organic silk, low-impact bamboo and organic wool and cotton, alchem1st also features garments made from natural hides and organic leather - all featuring unique embroidery, beading and contemporary prints.
Beautiful clothing can only stem from a beautiful environment and atmosphere - all of alchem1st's garments are produced in open air factories overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens and grand rice fields of Bali. It was there that Syahdinar found some of the most talented silversmiths in the world, alongside amiable workers who are unparalleled in the detail and intricacy of their work.
The sewers and workers - in essence the creators of the designer's vision - come first in the company. Local artists are supported in their individual talents, to assure old traditions are not lost. All staff working for the company are provided with the basics of room, board and health insurance, but they also receive regular yoga classes to maintain their mental and spiritual wellness.
You can obtain this eco-friendly fashion forward line in many retailers throughout North America, Europe and Asia.