With its recently-launched 2011 line of handbags and accessories, Escama Studio takes recycled pop-tops to a new level of sophistication with updated shapes such as the oversized Luci tote shown here and details that include chrome hardware and detachable wrist straps.
Independent fashion designers are our first love, but we’ve got an ongoing crush on local retailers who combine eco-friendly fashion and independent labels under one roof. When next you’re on the hunt for eco-friendly apparel and accessories in San Francisco, take a gander at these local shops and boutiques:
If long since forgotten, hopelessly out-of-style leather jackets have a hero, it’s certain to be Shannon South, the San Francisco-based designer behind ReMade USA, whose leather handbags made from cast-off jackets have given fans of eco-friendly fashion a solution to their incurable leather obsessions.
With Earth Day right around the bend, it should come as no surprise that we’re seeing green this week. Below, five local labels with eco-minded missions.