Call it responsibility or accountability. Or simple popular demand. The rarefied world of design is embracing the environment as never before. Top architects are implementing revolutionary methods. Fashion and furniture mainstays are manufacturing products using sustainable materials. And luxury empires are establishing credos on issues their customers are still waking up to. Behind the scenes, trailblazing executives are taking big risks to make it all happen beautifully.
Using fair-trade fabrics hand-dyed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the semieponymous collection designed by Lauren Bush (a niece of the former President) lends fashion classics an African air. lauren-pierce.com