Sanctified Style

Fabric Blessed by the Dalai Lama

Given the state of the economy, fledgling designers can take all the help they can get. And the same is true for Eviana Hartman, a former writer for Teen Vogue and Nylon, who showcased her debut collection of eco-friendly fashion, Bodkin, on Monday. Hartman's exceedingly wearable collection, which won Ecco Domani's first-ever award for sustainable design, is made "using dyes derived from eggplants or spinach leaves, quilting from recycled bottles, and non-violent silk blessed by the Dalai Lama." Hey, a little holiness can't hurt. And neither can having worked at a handful of fashion magazines.