Author archives: Andrea Krystine Plell

Prepare to be Wooed

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In early 2009, 26 yr old NYC-based designer, Susan Woo, debuted her environmentally conscious, sustainable fashion line. Her most recent Spring/Summer '10 encourages consumer's to dive right in to the greener-side of fashion with friendly price tags starting at $345 and going only upwards to $1000. All of her garments use eco-friendly dyes and con[...]

NYC BUST Magazine “Craftacular” 2009

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During my travels to NY I was lucky enought to be able to swing by Bust Magazine's Craftacular, an annual event of which was held this year at The Metropolitan Pavilion.Artisans and vendors of all kinds were lined up in several rows inside the pavilion awaiting the long line--as long as an NY city block-- of anxious attendees. For only 2 bucks a ticket, what[...]

Crews Attitude

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Maroussia Rebecq, founder of Parisian fashion line Andrea Crews Collective, knows just how to upcycle unwanted garbs and make them into eccentric new art pieces. Her works have been seen on such artists as Santigold, Yelle, Olivia of The Do, and Metronomy. The name, "Andrea Crews" signifies a masked person whose name might just belong to a man in Germa[...]

Olsenhaus’ Hot Kicks

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Coming Spring 2010, Olsenhaus will be releasing a line of super cute [Babylon] eco-chic flats that are made entirely from Recycled Television Screen Microfiber! The recycling process used reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 80%-- talk about kick-ing bad habits!www.olsenhaus.com

Dear Mr. Larkin

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Your designs are ethical, elegant, and lovely. Eco-consious 'Mr. Larkin' made an impressive impact on all who attended the The Green Shows, a two-day event that took place in Soho sponsored by The Rainforest Action Network. Designer Casey Larkin's collection included organic, sustainable, and renewable textiles. Organic cotton, peace silk, bamb[...]

Lara Miller Holiday Collection

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Lara Miller is greatly influenced by architectural aspects of her hometown of Chicago. Her designs have been featured on Elle.com, The Today Show, NY Times, WWD, Lucky Magazine, and many others. In addition to doing her best to limit her carbon footprint, Lara's designs are created by hand pattern making and draping which allows her to re-use old patt[...]

Has Katharine Hamnett convinced you to "Save the Future" ?

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Can Katharine Hamnett convince you to consume only organic cotton?"Non-organic cotton represents 10% of world agriculture." This type of cotton contains 25% of the world's pesticides. "100 million conventional cotton farmers... are living in conditions of abject poverty and near starvation.""Conventional cotton subsidies funded by American taxpayers are caus[...]