This Fashion Designer Is Stitching Together Old and New
Reduce, reuse, restyle. Mimi Prober’s worries about the fashion industry’s environmental impact inspired a zero-waste philosophy that makes sustainability the focus of her collections, OZY reports. She integrates antique fabrics, such as handmade 19th-century lace, with natural fibers and botanical dyes to create what she calls modern-day heirlooms. That’s helped the creative New Yorker forge partnerships with high-end retailers and even snag celebrity endorsements.
Are Prober’s products affordable? At $450 per T-shirt, not exactly — but she notes that cheaper “fast fashion” causes the vast majority of environmental harm.