May 9th, 2011
Made with flowers, fruits, and weeds, Weedrobes is a series of dresses, coats, and suits designed by Canadian environmental artist, Nicole Dextras. The message behind Weedrobes is directed at the not very eco friendly practices of the fashion industry. Dextras’ garments start out as plants that come from different places, even the designer’s own garden. Once she designs a piece, Dextras photographs each Weedrobe on a model, and sends them out to “engage the public.” Afterwards, each garment is left to decompose naturally. Her material’s include yucca leaves, roses, willow, hydrangeas, crab apples, kale and many more plants. She uses thorns to pierce components together. According to the designer, ‘the Weedrobes philosophy is based on being a free thinker, creating one’s own sense of style while also raising awareness about the impact of industry on our eco-system. Our most effective tool for change is for consumers to demand more equitable products. It may be impractical to wear clothing made with leaves, but our future depends on the creation of garments made from sustainable resources.’ Clean Spirited loves this concept! What do you think?