Eco Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet: A Newspaper Dress from Sketch to Reality

Designer Samantha Pleet, who we’ve featured on Eco Chick several times (see her Greenshows runway collection here, and her Fall, 2009 collection here) is one of the creators behind the Yesterday’s News Do-Gooder Design Challenge, wherein they are to create an original design using recycled newsprint.

According to the site:

The key here is that they are not being compensated – they’re doing it all for charity. Before being auctioned off for charity, their one-of-a-kind designs will be unveiled at a Green Catwalk Event in New York City this fall.

More to come as the design challenge heats up!

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.