Today's entry into the HauteGREEN 2007 Sneak Peek series seeks to reevaluate and re-brand the notion of "recycled". The "Eco Collection" from In2green is a series of throw and yoga blankets made from "eco2cotton", yarns made from pre-consumer clippings that are salvaged from large cut & sew manufactures. Says designer Lori Slater, "As an interior designer I felt that there was a void in the 'eco-home furnishing' market place. I think that people understand "organic" but have a misconception when it comes to recycled.
When people think of recycled they tend to think of used or worn. This collection reflects how we can incorporate beautiful, environmentally-responsible, recycled items into our home." As intended, the designs (there are four in the collection) belie the traditional notion of what "recycled" looks like: they're all colorful and modern, and if everything TreeHugger saw that was recycled looked this good, we'd be happy campers. The Eco Collection will be at both the main and satellite (at Design Within Reach) exhibitions, and since each blanket is knit, they're really worth seeing up close to get a look at the detail and intricacies of each. Pics of all four designs are after the jump! ::HauteGREEN 2007 and ::In2green