Friday, June 18, 2010

Picture A Better World

by Fabien Baron

Have any of you heard of a magazine titled Above?  It's probably the most eco-conscious thing in fashion (just behind Stella McCartney's line, of course).  The magazine is printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks but what gets people raving about this publication are its featured fashionable items.  All the products you find in the magazine can be integrated into a sustainable lifestyle.  I recently looked through the latest issue (with a very green Elettra Wiedemann on the cover) and found a colorful variety of graphic tees...all 100% cotton, obviously!  The proceeds of these Limited Edition New York (LENY) shirts support The Climate Project and help raise awareness on the effects of global warming.  But that's not all...these eco-friendly shirts were designed by names you recognize.  Celebs (Gwyneth Paltrow, Helena Christensen), designers (Diane von Furstenberg, Waris Ahluwalia), models (Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Freja Beha), and random others (Richard Bransom) contributed designs that ranged from the simple and clean to the messy and abstract.  Some of these creative minds unfortunately don't do so well when it comes to illustration (scribbles are bountiful), but here are some of my favorite limited edition designs.

by Shinsuke Kawahara

by Ambra Medda

(the one my brother would wear) by Gundam

by Marc Hom
by The Best Shops

(my fave!) by Chico Bialas 

Images: leny-icons.com

5 comments:

Ken said...

how do i get these shirts?



and please join my giveaway!
http://kenchanayoh.blogspot.com/2010/06/gift-of-giving-away.html#comments

✿ e m i r i said...

ooo. i'm gonna check these out!

AsianCajuns (Lar) said...

I've never heard of Above before, Lucy! Thanks for the link- I'm checking them out now.
Love your tee choices too- those are gorgeous!

Shini said...

The last one is my fav too!
I love publications that go through the trouble of showing that it all can be done eco-friendly. I get that a lot of magazines open online versions as a part of their 'eco-response', but since it's obvious print will never die, why not embrace a better solution to using so much paper every month?
Lovely post <3

carmen w. said...

These shirts are soo nicely made and I'm really loving all of it! The details and the colors..wow, btw! you should follow my blog! it's about asian fashion and alot more! i love you blog :)