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Recycled fashion inspired by Africa

September 18, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

South African designer Clive Rundle brought a touch of the “reuse, recycle” part of the greenie mantra to the catwalk at the Sanlam Fashion Week in Johannesburg at the end of last month. But he says his garments – which he calls the the “recycled collection” – are not an attempt to be eco-friendly.

He told Mary Corrigall of the Sunday Independent in an interview that for clothing designers to be green in South Africa is “a joke” because it’s unbelievably difficult to achieve. His recycled clothing is not attempting to be green, but it is expressing something quintessentially African, he said. Read more