Top Green Fashion Designers Compete on the Catwalk for Charity (Video)
Behind the scenes with Samantha Pleet as she designs for the Do-Gooder Design Challenge.
And by Catwalk we do literally mean "catwalk". Yesterday's News, makers of eco-friendly cat litter, made from recycled newspaper--hence the company's name--are hosting a Do-Gooder Design Challenge in New York City, September 21. They've enlisted some of our favorite green fashion designers Samantha Pleet, Bahar Shahpar, Lara Miller and Anthony & Celeste Lilore of Restore Clothing, to design a garment out of newspaper. While the designers work away, Yesterday's News offers us a "behind the seams" sneak peak video to watch their progress:VIDEO: New York Fashion Week: Samantha Pleet A/W 2010
Behind the Seams: Do Gooder Design Challenge with Bahar Shahpar
GALLERY: Bahar Shahpar Spring 2010 Collection at New York Green Fashion Week
The Green Catwalk Event in New York City will also feature winning designs from the Yesterday's News Do-Gooder Handbag Design Contest, which is open to the public. Everything worn by the models on the runway will be auctioned off in a week-long charity auction to benefit a green non-profit, of the designers' choosing. In the same night, Yesterdays News will host a workshop geared toward educating people on how to live more environmentally-conscious lifestyles.
Update: A former version of this post stated the the event, and the corresponding workshop, were set to take place on September 8 and 9. They are not.
For event details and to view more videos and photos from the designers, visit Do Gooder Design Challenge.