Archive for June, 2011

alf re-creation: young, stylish, reused!

From the friendship of three Padua students the idea of offering something new in fashion. “The world surrounding us gave already all the raw material we need, now it is time to find a way to gather all this”, from this concept they decided to give new life to unused things they would find around them. Truck PVC covering, felt scraps, unwanted shirts, bicycle tubes, tailor’s measuring tapes are some of the components of alf re-creation accessories, the rest is just experimenting.

re-place… re-made… re-birth… let’s play is their motto to create belts, bags and other accessories combining materials and ideas, trying approaches and solutions always in a trendy and urban way.

Ethical Kids Fashion @ Pitti Bimbo

Also in the 73rd edition of Pitti Bimbo there will be an interesting section for eco-ethical kids clothing. This prestigious kids fashion show, opening in Florence from June 23rd to the 25th, will guest in the central pavilion all eco-ethical collections from famous italian and international brands.

EcoEthic at Pitti Bimbo is the expression of the eco-evolution of baby fashion, a selection of collections that have chosen ethics and eco-friendliness as their cornerstone. These are companies from all over the world that use organic and bio materials produced with respect for nature and as part of a supply chain that protects local products and small communities as well as safeguarding the planet.

Here the brands of the EcoEthic sections, an interesting mix of Italian and European companies presenting organic and hand made kids clothes and accessories:

Bubino – Fatto con amore in Italia

Frilo Swissmade

Jolie Poupée

Inch Blue




Mon Petit Bébé


Paola Maria

Vincent et Olive

Jail Tailoring: Sartoria Sanvittore

We all know the importance of work as a tool for social reintegration for detainees. This concept is the root of Cooperativa Alice a social cooperative working in Sanvittore and  Bollate detention centers both in the Milan area. They run three workshops, two within the prison premises and one outside, employing detainees and professionals, tailoring for third parties and their own fashion and bridal collections.

In September 2010 the opened a shop called Sartoria Sanvittore, as their line to commercialize both their collection.

On may 25th, they presented the bridal collection, now available at Sartoria Sanvittore in Via terraggio 28, 20123 Milan.

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