Environmentally Conscious Hats

Helen Kaminski Hats - Kaminski Raffia Bag - The ViennaTop designers mixed hemp, soy and old cashmere in a recent ensemble show called FutureFashion staged by ‘Earth Pledge’, an environmentally conscious nonprofit group. On parade were: a hemp-based pantsuit; a rugby-stripe dress made of recycled cashmere; and a cream-colored hemp-silk gown from Donatella Versace.

Designers (including Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein and Michael Kors in addition to Versace) were eager to participate and find ways to incorporate recycled or organic materials without straying from their usual aesthetic.

I’m glad to see the fashion industry is finally following my green lead. You know I’ve been offering hemp hats for years and pushing scrap and patch caps. Over the past couples of seasons, I’ve been carrying Helen Kaminski products too. She’s the Australian designer who developed a workshop facility on the remote island of Madagascar where the raffia is harvested ecologically so that the palm tree is unharmed.

Thanks for reading,
Mr. Green, Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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