I must confess. I can't talk of sustainability in fashion coherently or intelligently. a) I can't adhere to the rules that eco-fashion impose and b) I can only speak in the basic baby language "Oh that's cute!" or "Oh me no likey...". So the basic dealio with sustainable fashion is if i like it great, if I don't then no amount of ethical talk is going to sell it into me.
Fashion156's blog (there's a reason why there's a special link to the right...it is a GEM of a blog...) alerted me to Multiple Choice, an initiative that concentrates on one particular project at a time. My HK radar must have been off at the time but back in May 2008, they set up a "Made in HK" pop-up shop in New York featuring clothing, accessories and objects by HK indie labels. It did not get the raviest of reviews...
However, Multiple Choice's online store that revolves around the concept of '1 Thing' might be a better bet. Only 1 thing is offered at a time with no thematic boundaries but I guess the focus is on special commissions and unique design. Their 1st item on offer now is multi-tasking scarf. Now, multi-tasking clothing, when done well is a great thing indeed. But when done badly, you might as well start making awful QVC adverts for it and have it featured on Bid-Up TV or similar channels.
On the site they have described the scarf, designed by Mint Fashion Studio, as being incredibly versatile...you can wear it as a ruff, a shawl, a structured collar. With its frayed edges, ruffles and two tonal make-up though, I'm seeing this scarf as an exaggerated belt, an additional to a dress to make a halter neck, an asymmetric sleeve/shoulder, a jagged peplum and with some clever wrapping, a top. I'm even seeing guys doing something quite elegant with this scarf in the muted colours of beige, black and grey. Like a far more advanced version of those American Apparel jersey scarf, for a seemingly expensive price of $108, I think a lot can be coaxed out of this 'scarf'.