A few days ago, I was harping on about buying recycled vintage clothes. Now I’m talking about 100% organic, ethical clothing by a company based in London and Rotterdam called OsvoMode. I think this is my guilty conscience about my aerosol spraying, Nike trainer buying polluted past catching up on me!
Anyways, when people think about ‘green’ clothing, they think hemp and smelly Jesus sandals. Well, not these folks. Jeanette Osterried and Thomas Voorn believes in ethical and environmentally conscious fashion and uses 100% organic fair trade fabrics in their quest but doesn’t sacrifice any style!
Here’s part of their winter/spring collection 2006. I can’t decide whether the raggedy dolls look freaky or cute or maybe both….
Some detailed shots of the collection:
The collection I REALLY was in love with (and nearly trekked to Rotterdam just to buy some pieces!) was the spring summer 2005 collection. Remember when Maria in Sound of Music made play clothes out of the old ‘drapes’ (that really confused me at the time…..could not equate drapes to curtains) – these clothes are like the same shapes except they’re not in a dodgy green floral print. Don’t you just wanna PLAY in these clothes??
The lovely Jeanette also has a hand knitted range which I’m seriously thinking of purchasing – hand knitted things are very hard to find in the shops.
Lastly, when they said their clothes were organic, nobody mentioned edible!!! The detailing on the shoes and brooches are made of rice and beans – my question is….are they organic rice and beans from Fresh & Wild (an uber chic organic food chain in London) or Tesco’s economy bulk bag pulses? The mind boggles…..