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The True Cost
The True Cost

The True Cost Documentary on Netflix

     10 Companies Crushing It In Art
10 Companies Crushing It In Art

10 Companies Crushing It In Art & Fashion 8 of 10 Catherine Edouard Charlot

 L'art de rendre utiles nos fatras
L'art de rendre utiles nos fatras

L'art de rendre utiles nos fatras en Haiti. Le Nouvelliste

Fashion for a Rainy Day
Fashion for a Rainy Day

Himane Sustainable Designs Upcycles Umbrellas and Other Items Into Fashionable Accessories and Apparel.

Rainy Day Woman
Rainy Day Woman

The Designer Who Gives New Life to Old Umbrellas.

It's Raining Clothes
It's Raining Clothes
Positively Black
Positively Black

Fashion week interview at NBC.

Journey of the Umbrella:
Journey of the Umbrella:

From Trash to Fashion.

Her umbrella clothes light up world.
Her umbrella clothes light up world.

Cocktail dresses, tote bags and more are created from umbrella material. Broken umbrellas find second life at the hands of Catherine Charlot

Recycled Purses Will Benefit Haitian School by Mary Mazzoni 03/30/12

A Conversation with the Eco-Sustainable Creator of Himane

Street Fashion Made From Old Umbrellas. By Mary Mazzoni 02/17/12 11

Rebuilding Haiti, One Umbrella at a Time. Bad weather puts Catherine Charlot in a good mood.

Estilista de Nova York cria roupas feitas com sombrinhas quebradas

Earth Day 2011. Et vous, quel est votre act of Green?" Le chic à la Française sur Madison Avenue

Designer turns busted umbrellas into luxe goods

International Design: Spotlight Haiti

The HIMANE label injects a heavy dose of style, precision tailoring, and visual interest into its upcycled garb, thanks to Charlot’s experience as a professional pattern-maker.

Le chic à la française sur Madison Avenue. Sur fond de musique lounge et dans une ambiance cosy, les invités sirotaient leur kir royal en admirant les créations de la française Catherine Edouard Charlot, fondatrice et designer de la marque Himane.

A new life for disposed New York umbrellas A Haitian designer has found a way to clean New York streets from unused umbrellas.

The Fashion of Upcycled Umbrellas

From broken umbrellas to beautiful dresses

Upcycles Broken Umbrellas Into The Latest Fashion. Recycling is great, but upcycling is even better…especially for items that don’t traditionally find their way into a recycling bin or a recycling facility.

I’m singing in the rain… e non mi bagno! (Ri)usare l’ombrello in tutte le stagioni (per realizzare borse e vestiti)

Recycled Umbrella Fabric Goes Couture

Make something old new again today at the Green Spa!

Riciclo creativo, vestiti e borse da vecchi ombrelli.

Borse e vestiti realizzati dal riciclo degli ombrelli delle strade di New York

Eco-Wedding Dresses by Himane Inc. of Brooklyn

Do The Green Thing.
Do The Green Thing.

Broken brollies make beautiful dresses

Feature Fridays: Himane and its new Coalition!

An Upcycled, Unforgettable Thanksmas. There is nothing quite like creating one-of-a-kind gifts that will remain in the hearts of your loved ones for life.

From Stormy Weather Into Inspired Creation - All in a Day's Work

Una artista de Nueva York transforma sombrillas rotas en artículos de moda. Vestidos de coctel, bolsos enormes y otros productos son creados por Charlotte Charlot, a partir de materiales de sombrillas.

Love it! Umbrella Fabric into a Dress

Finding New Beauty In Used Goods.

The life of white umbrellas
The life of white umbrellas

If you really want to be a green bride and choose a dress that won't harm the nature, you must know HIMANE SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS.

Upcycling umbrellas
Upcycling umbrellas

Few designers would ever go digging through the garbage for fabric, but the trash is where Catherine Charlot sources most of her textiles.

Are you “Upcycled” yet?
Are you “Upcycled” yet?
Art That Nurtures and Inspires.
Art That Nurtures and Inspires.

African American Artist You May Not Know #3

From Umbrellas to Handbags!

Beautiful recycled dresses for the eco conscious.

The early morning rainstorm had led reporter, Ailsa Chang, to investigate what happened to all those wind torn umbrellas found crumpled in trash cans.

TODAY eco!
TODAY eco!

Street fashions made from...old umbrellas? Surprisingly beautiful designs.

More on umbrella clothing.