As a nostalgia queen and 'save-the-libraries' enthusiast, I totally admire what The Athenaeum is doing- or trying to do- for a more "sharing" economy in San Francisco. The Anthaenum is the brainchild of Shaye McKenney, owner of La Library- a former prototype clothing library housed in San Francisco's Mission District. The Athenaeum will be "an eco-friendly f[...]
So we began our Pinterest adventure under the premise that we would get to browse pretty pictures and add a little insight into the eco fashion world. Upon our amusement of the all the pretty pictures, we became obsessed. There's truly not a day that I wouldn't just mind sipping a cup of coffee [or wine] and rummaging through a plethora of inspiration.
Whilst enjoying some of San Francisco's fashionable events --particularly IndieMart-- we came to meet a very humble and talented dude from AZ, Paul Nosa, sharing his hand-made patch art. Upon asking people to think of a scenario in '5-words-or-less', he sews his interpretation on the spot and free-hand.. eh, I mean free-stitch.
But it's not just his art t[...]
For those of you in "the know" on eco fashion, you must have heard this lovely lady’s name more than a few times. Her name is not the only thing that embodies nature--you see her passion and love for it in everything she does! Summer Rayne Oakes. If you have ever seen her model for a sustainable brand or on the runway of an eco fashion show, bought a pai[...]
At REFIX we get warm and tingly all over when we see people recycling the post consumed in super awesome ways. It makes us happy to see, and it also inspires us to get more creative with the waste or packaging left over from items we consume.
Michelle Stitzlein creates found object art / sculpture from recycled materials, including piano keys, broken [...]
LOVE [ECO] FASHION
REFIX Vol. 2 is now online and available for your viewing pleasure. This issue we feature some really cool people doing some pretty extraordinary things like coming up with an eco-labeling system for textile products or starting a website to enable communities to "swap" clothing. Oh yeah! And we've also got fashion spreads f[...]
What do you get when you mix Marie Antoinette, Alice and Wonderland, and a fetish for recycling?
Chandeliers by Madeleine Boulesteix!
By collecting old kitchen utensils, cutlery, and tea cups, Madeleine does her part in transforming unwanted items into luminous editions to any fun and modern interior.