Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cosmetics Bill in Congress

scissor head
Bellevue Arts Fair 2010
The 2010 Safe Cosmetics Act would empower the FDA to screen cosmetics for super toxins, many already banned in Europe and Japan. However the FDA is barely able to keep tabs on the food and drug industries.

Go to the Environmental Workers Group to check out your own cosmetics.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Socially conscious

jewelry from the Andean bold necklaces and more colors.

"NEW YORK, NY - The Andean Collection (AC) today unveiled its latest line of chic, ethical, and natural jewelry. The AC's new line introduces rich new materials and elegant statement pieces, all handmade by artisans in Ecuador, into its collection."

Good collection, good business model....enjoy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

tee redux

Take one xtra large tee shirt and modify for dolman sleeve 80s revival look. Add sleeve length from remains of another ee shirt. Play with collar - be careful it is easy to misjudge the opening. Paint, applique and reverse applique is featured on these 2 shirts. Ading buttons, trims whatever is the fun part. Easy sewing so the detailing time is maximized.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bus Stop Boyz

Great Looks; take rocker, skate punk, mountain and rap, mix well and add a dash of pID (personal Identifiers) I wish i had asked them ...need to get a little bolder about this streetwear shooting.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wabi Sabi Collection

Marybeth Spector, designer and yoga instructor

photos courtesy of Joyce T.

Wabi Sabi Wear is an eco friendly line of wraps in an array of blended textile fibers. Soy, hemp, organic cotton, tencel and bamboo in different weaves for different hands (texture) add to the appeal.

Fibers grown without pesticides and fertilizers are considered organic. Other eco fiber attributes include how fast and water friendly they grow, the processing requirements, waste management, the dyes, animal free considerations, more.

Unlike LEEDS certification, the eco fashion industry is playing with a huge array of variables in all chains and gears of the fashion cycle.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

Monument to the Russian Vterans of USA wars circa 1936

1892 -1895 & 1900 -1951

Gravesite in the Russian Veterans Memorial section

War is an environmentally disastrous device for problem solving and is maintained by socially unjust paradigms. I mean isn't patriotism a funky, outdated divider used to rally the "us" against the designated "them," part of the jargon of manufactured consent used when convenient for the benefit of the few who are not in the line of fire?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

dress whites

ReFashion using a silk bouse from the oversize 90s and a vintage cotton tablecloth with hand embroidered details.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ethically Legal

Moving on up! Vermont has taken a giant step forward; a step towards creating the framework for the next business model where a triple bottom line really counts.

Introducing the B Corporation!

This is very important for creating next phase development. As more and more of us realize what a disaster old think is, we need the solutions. (BP spillage, Climate Chaos, Fast Fashion & Fast Waste, Halliburton fracking away at fresh water supplies....awk) This formalization of process by creating the legal entity, the USA framework, makes the economics evolution "real." It opens the door into the "new reality," where we can align with current knowledge and not continue to reiterate the bully syndrome power up.

OK the big global bullies are still amongst us, greenwashing their nasty bits...
But behold -we are a savvy group, getting wiser daily and acting on that wisdom We shall overcome...again! Ta-da.