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Online auction of "green" fashion

You can now bid online for some "green goods" - including a Isaac Mizrahi dress - and have the proceeds go to restoring the wetlands in the Everglades.

The auction is being put on by The Nature Conservancy, which is the organization behind the exhibit "Design for a Living World" now at the Coral Gables Museum through October 25, which is also the date of the live auction at the museum. The online auction is a precursor.

The traveling exhibit displays works from nine highly-recognizable designers who were asked to create usuing sustainable materials from all around the world.

Aside from a salmon skin dress by Mizrahi, there are handbags made of woven jipijapa (a fiber made from palm leaves) and hand-carved wooden tiles (stitched to a cotton fabric) by Paulina Reyes (former Kate Spade designer).

Also make sure you check out the glossy geometric bracelets made of vegetable ivory by Ted Muehling and the python heels made from the invasive Burmese python in the Everglades.

Even photographs - made on recycled aluminum by photographer Ami Vitale - will be up for auction.

Bidding on all pieces begins at $100.

For more information or to bid, go to Nature.org or Heritage Auctions' HA.com.

 

 

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