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Issue 11

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Can You Be Eco-Friendly and Trendy? 2010 Summer TrendS The Green Way By TereSa LouiSe JohnSon W ith so much inspiration traipsing down the 2010 Summer Toronto Fashion Week runways, dressing the eco-friendly but trendy way is not the daunting task it might seem to be. Simply add some legwork and a little bit of scrimping. Foremost trends on the runways were lace, dresses of all sorts, menswear stores and closets, womenswear designers this season use hits of lace to create contrast and add femininity. Etsy.com, the internet haven for all things handmade, makes wearing lace with eco-consciousness in mind simple. Lacy and sweet and all made from eco- friendly or upcycled and recycled materials, Etsy dresses by SavoyFaire are Grandma’s frocks designed with a modern spin. Dresses Dresses were done every inspired clothing and, continued from past collections, exaggerated shoulders. Lace With military inspired jackets and touches of menswear all over the runways and in our which way in runway shows this season; they were adorned with all sorts of patterns (plaid, floral, graffiti inspired), bows, high necklines, pleats, bondage inspired harnesses, and sparkle. Nau.com is known for striving to lessen their carbon footprint and increase their sustainability when designing their collections. Fabrics like recycled polyester and organic cotton take the forefront in their choice of materials. They constantly evolve their standards because of ever-changing options and the products available to them. The Chrysalis Dress by Nau reminds us not only of nature with its transformative sleeves but with its earth-friendly fabrics as well. The Chrysalis Dress is made of recycled polyester fabric that

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