From what I can gather “repurposed fabrics” are coming to the forefront as popular materials in “eco” collections. Basically, materials are retrieved from discarded clothing and reused to make current lines or labels. And Meadow from Miami fabricates “repurposed lycra” into lovely camis, bathing suits, and beach cover-up dresses. In addition to the lycra, she also uses bamboo, hemp, soy, organic cotton, and wooden buttons to create her little local collection.
Inspired by her grandmothers’ clothing, one grandmother is artistically inclined enjoying the outdoors and crafts while her other grandmother enjoys wearing stylish designer clothing. Thus, Meadow’s “eco chic collection is founded on the marriage of style and the love of the earth”. In designing her label, Meadow tried to create a line that was respectful both of employees and the earth, was considered in the same league as designer clothing, and was chic but comfortable to wear.
The Summer 2008 collection includes a floral bikini called “blooming bikini” crafted from repurposed lycra with side tie bikini bottoms adorned with pretty coloured wood beads.
The “braided bamboo bikini” is quite pretty with its long braided string ties at the neck and back of the white coloured triangle top. Made of bamboo, organic cotton and spandex, the bikini top and bottoms are lined with mesh. The “kaia bubble dress” fashionably made from soy, organic cotton and spandex, with plunge neckline and keyhole design, bubble skirt, and short styling is perfect for wearing on the beach or partying at the club. And the “lena cami set” of moss green or cream camisole and boy short is rich looking and very unique with the string ties at the shoulders of the camisole.
A cute collection that should be noticed, you must take a look at the rest of Meadow’s bikinis and her little dresses.