It’s hot, steam and stylish – Austin’s got its own collection of awesome eco fashion designers!
So, Texas may be known for cowboy boots, Stetsons and a ridiculous amount of denim…but Austin, the sustainability and alternative culture hub of the nation’s 2nd largest state has got some eco chic style to flaunt. Discover 5 amazing eco fashion designers that are walking the talk and offering up some snazzy and sustainable digs for the capital of Texas.
1. Blue Avocado
Focusing mainly on accessories like bags, handbags, purses, wallets and luggage, this Austin label is the brainchild of 3 local ladies who are committed to reducing waste. All Blue Avocado items are made from 50 percent recycled REPREVE fibers, which are manufactured from polyester-based plastic sources such as plastic bottles. These lifestyle items are recycled and recyclable, and the label donates proceeds to non-profits like Kiva.org and the Whole Planet Foundation.
Offering up its fair share of Southern sass, Jinxdaposed is a locally based label that has gained a global reputation. Up to 80 percent of the materials used in each collection are upcycled and sourced from Austin, cutting back on waste and transportation. These roaringly sexy, undeniably daring and tantalizingly attractive ensembles are sure to turn heads all over the country.
Cute and sassy pretty well sums up Material’s collections, which are entirely made out of upcycled vintage and re-purposed materials. We especially love their upcycled T-shirt dresses, but the label also offers shirts, skirts, ties and accessories. You can contact designer Kellie (a native Texan) for custom orders.
4. Ross Bennett
Ross Bennett is an Austin based designer with a love for classic, custom tailoring. His modern take on traditional techniques has been revered by women across the country, and is evident in his sophisticated and elegant collections. All Ross Bennett collections are manufactured in Austin, as are his custom orders. Read about the RB and Blue Avocado collaboration here!
5. Savannah Red
Savannah Red is the sassiest, sexiest and most sustainable fashion collection made for full-figured women. With a focus on sleek and sensual vintage silhouettes, the design team at this Austin label are also committed to using upcycled and recycled materials, resulting in one-of-a-kind ensembles. Locally made and designed, Savannah Red has Austin style written all over it!
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Images: Blue Avocado, Jinxedaposed, Material, Ross Bennett, Savannah Red