The Elena Garcia Eco-Couture studio produces creative clothes for women using exquisite fabrics and eco-friendly processes. Designer Elena’s style is feminine, comfortable and elegant. Her garments are made with special care and with materials that change for each collection. Primarily find pesticide-free silks, organic linen and eco bamboo.
This is high-end women’s wear made sustainably and ethically, with a focus on local resources. Pictures here are from the 2008 Winter collection that features silks farmed from silk worms and mulberry trees that are pesticide-free. The silk yarn is processed entirely without chemicals.
All garments are handcrafted by small manufacturers and social enterprise units, giving something back to the community. The dyes are free of metal, amine, and azo compounds. Batch dyeing is sent to a local company. Find loose jackets, flattering wide-leg trousers, silk camisoles, slip dresses, and elegant satin bustle skirts.
Elena says that most of their wool comes from sheep that are reared organically in UK. Some garments are an exquisite mix of organic silks and linen in indigo and ivory. The decorative details include felting, cutwork embroidery and shibori dyeing. No two garments are exactly the same and each piece can be custom tailored to suit the wearer.
Elena was born in Spain, but based in London since 1992. She completed her degree in Surface Textiles for Fashion at the London College of Fashion. Her work blends daring design, traditional techniques, and luxurious, eco-friendly textiles to create beautiful, timeless pieces for women of all ages.
Know that Elena is a tied winner with America’s Britta Reynolds as second runner-up for Chíc Eco’s 2008 Best Eco-Creative Women’s Fashion Designer Poll. Both designers are innovative with proven devotees, but oh so different. I love that fact and now congratulate Elena!