Category: Designers

Creating Artful Community with Marin Sewing Lab

Written and Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Pia Andersson has a rich background of over 20 years in design and product development, gaining expertise with garments and accessories as well as in commercial manufacturing of textile products. A Swedish native, she has always been involved with making textiles, but it was upon retiring that she […]

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Rooting the Fashion Revolution in the Soil

Soil-to-Soil

This year’s Fashion Revolution Week just wrapped up but the movement for transparency, accountability, and shifting the norms of a harmful and wasteful industry is gaining more traction and momentum than ever. Born out of tragedy, the Fashion Revolution campaign began with just one day and one question to honor the nearly 1200 lives lost […]

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Ambatalia: A Non-Disposable Life

Written and photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss After a 20 year stint as a full-time hairdresser, Molly de Vries was certain there was something more for her. She gave herself one year to “collect clues” for her soul path and true calling.  The clues led her into a typical fabric shop, which according to Molly […]

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Building the Fashion Revolution

Andrea Plell is the founder of Ecologique Fashion  an ethical and sustainable fashion consultancy based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2007, Plell has put her background in business and marketing to work to change the fashion industry, from creating editorial content to coordinating fashion shows. Ecologique Fashion has worked with the 25th Street Collective in Oakland, […]

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Boneyard Beanies

Story by Jenna Tico, photos by Alycia Lang (except where noted) With a quote famously attributed to Mark Twain (but more likely overheard on BART in the middle of a fog-in), Bay area residents love to quip that “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco”—and most haven’t even tried surfing here. […]

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Pioneering Modern Natural Dyes

Photographs by Paige Green Photography; story by Jess Daniels. There’s a duality to natural dyeing that Kristine Vejar embraces: the naturalist and plant pigment explorer; the scientist and careful recipe creator. For years, Kristine has worked in this balance as a natural dyer, spinner, knitter, community-builder, and owner of the shop A Verb for Keeping […]

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