Leather is a very popular material for a host of products. In 2007, there were more than 23 billion square feet of leather that was produced. At any given time, you can find most American consumers wearing at least four items (including their wallet) that are made from leather. Throughout the 1980s, leather designs for apparel were led by European designers such as Claude Montana, Versace, Armani, Ungaro, Fendi, Gucci, Alaia, and Hermandegrave;s. Leather belts are very popular accessories and many people around the world wear them.
When you are shopping for gifts or for yourself, it is not uncommon to find an item that you think you could get elsewhere for a cheaper and better price. You may find a leather belt,
Eileen Fisher, Inc., a New York City clothing company, is collecting used clothing to be recycled into newer products.Read More
“Our goal was to find techniques that minimize waste and preserve the inherent value of Eileen Fisher’s materials,” said Carmen Gama, winner of the Social Innovator Award, who, along with Teslin Doud and Lucy Jones, helped design new sustainable products from recycled clothes. “They’re so beautiful they can easily have a second and maybe third life.”
According to SustainableBrands, GREEN EILEEN, Fisher’s program that collects, designs and distributes recycled clothing also donates its profits to organizations that support women and girls in New York, Seattle and around the globe. GREEN EILEED has donated more than $2 million and has recycled 500,000 garments.
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