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Monday, February 27, 2012


OMG!! This Bike dress by Electopura is SO cute! Made from an upcycled T-shirt, the back view makes a statement. Finished with a green printed cotton jersey double skirt. So maybe these dresses are for girls, not even close to my size, I am still coveting one. Must find a little friend to buy this for........Electropura takes fashion consciousness to a new level.
"Foresight of design is our cornerstone: we recycle existing materials and upcycle interesting textiles create fu
nctional, one-of-a-kind pieces for toddlers and children from ages 0 to 5.Electropura’s entire line employs practical and durable recycled fabrics that will stand up to active kids and resulting wash cycles. Models range from crossover onesies to shirts and dresses for girls and boys".

Fashion Designer (and mom) Lynn van Gastel is the driving force behind Electropura. Lynn studied fashion design at the Artez Institute of Arts and worked in design studios across Europe. Now a mother of two young children in Toronto, Canada, van Gastel combines her passions for design, children and consumer-awareness to create fashion-forward, green clothing for conscientious parents around the world.

What a fab 100 Mile Find.