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06/02/2009

Carseats Turned Handbags: Kim White's Vintage Designs

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Purse Vintage-inspired fashion designer Kim White's newest design is the epitome of eco-friendly fashion. When she uncovered an entire warehouse of automotive textiles that were intended for use in the interior of American cars of the 70's and 80's, she decided to mold the incredibly durable and colorful fabric into a cutting-edge new shape: the handbag. White's eco-smart mission is to make all of her items from vintage or dead stock fabrics that have had other uses before. Her one-of-a-kind bags each come tagged with the year and make of the fabric, so you know which car your bag could've been (a 1975 AMC Pacer? 1980 Ford Mustang?). Prices range about $95-$380 for the high-quality automotive bags. Find your old/new vintage bag here.

Wearing vintage clothing is a step-up in sustainability from wearing clothes made of recycled or organic material, for the obvious reason that there are no new resources going into your wardrobe. It's not only smart and resourceful to wear vintage, but it's incredibly chic. Kim White's sustainable practice of reusing old materials exemplifies this new fashion-forward trend. Use fashiondig.com to locate a vintage store near you.

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