More and more people are beginning to generate greater awareness regarding environmental conservation, modifying their lifestyle to make an environmental difference. Both cars and energy use, as well as food and products, have been positively affected by these changes. However, if there's one point where women especially have a harder time giving in, it's when it comes to looking good.
Today there are no more excuses, a large number of designers have begun to transform their styles to make them more ecological and natural. The fashion market has been influenced by producing new methods that do not affect the environment while creating modern, creative and fun collections. Here are some of the leading Latino designers in eco-fashion:
Auralís Herrero-Lugo is a young Puerto Rican designer who we highlight in the April / May issue in the key to success. Auralís has been in charge of creating innovative pieces with the purpose of helping and improving humanity. For this reason, it only uses organic materials such as hemp, bamboo and cotton for them. Its attractive designs are specifically created to be preserved, while they can be recycled or reused.
Vanessa Barrantes is the founder of the “Shumaq” line, which in Quechua language means “beautiful”. Her pieces are made in her native country, Peru, by artisan hands. For these, ecological and socially responsible materials such as cotton are used, as well as Peruvian textiles and ornaments that accentuate the collections, making them contemporary-ethnic inspired by vintage fashion.
Rosita Hurtado is one of the pioneers in the concept of ecological clothing and a faithful believer in the benefits of nature within fashion to achieve a better environment. This Bolivian woman makes her pieces with materials from nature and makes her fabrics using materials such as cotton, which have been organically grown without chemicals. Also, dye them with vegetable dyes for a natural look.