Meet artist Dave Rittinger. He designed these shirts made of leaves which he calls “zero footprint shirts” because they’re only made of leaves and glue. They seem real itchy and highly flammable. And they look pretty silly. He is not doing anything to further the case for green fashion, which conjures up images of things made from bamboo and hemp and now shirts made of fall foliage. Luckily there are lines out there like Bodkin, and designers like Stella McCartney, who both prioritize sustainability in their designs, to combat these stereotypes. But we could use some more smartly designed green fashion.
Mostly I like Dave’s modeling: He is totally smizing into the distance. Check it.