Slow Fashion, Featuring Ethical Fashion Design by D'Arcy Couture

Ethical fashion design, with an emphasis on up cycle, re-purpose, and re-make design methodologies.

D’Arcy Couture is an ethical fashion design boutique that supports up cycle and re-purpose design methodologies.  Her home-based studio is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she sells her up cycled clothing year round at local street festivals.  She also exhibits in local galleries and museums.


Darcy's collection is largely designed from materials that have been discarded.  Her belts are re-made from fabric and leather samples that are discarded seasonally.  She up cycles purses from worn out leather jackets or fabric scraps.  Dresses, skirts, and pants have been re-purposed from discarded t-shirts.  In addition, Darcy will take an unloved jacket and re-make an entire outfit around it, creating a fresh new ensemble. 


Consider your own closet a goldmine for new ideas.  Up cycle and re-make old tired clothing into new artistic ensembles!  Or hire D’Arcy Couture for your fashion re-make over.

Summer Fashion Fun

Summer is a fun season to play with more whimsical fashion attire, mixing dots and stripes, or different laces and/or prints.  Keep it simple however, and try using color pops to add interest and complexity.


Photographers Ken Fowkes (left) and Sam Breach (right) feature upcycled D'Arcy Couture fashion ensembles, modeled by Kerry French. Accessories (gloves, shoes, clutch and purse) are by Margot Silk Forrest and Destiny Carter with Sassy Feet.