“I live my life in party dresses. It’s a great part of being a young designer in New York,” Allison Parris told me when we sat down in her studio last week. Located in the heart of the city’s garment district, and just a few blocks from the factories where her entire line is produced, Allison’s studio is where party dress magic happens.
Ok, boys&girls (or boys&boys or girls&girls), the corporate powers that be say it’s time to get your romance on! So this year, why not make Valentine’s EcoRomantic? Here are a few suggestions:
After a romantic dinner, treat each other to massages with organic massage oil from Sliquid Organics. The “tranquility” blend is coconut and lime, and “rejuvenation” is citrus and spice.
Don’t forget the all-natural beeswax candles!
After your massages, pop in a DVD. Continue reading
Given the amount of time I spend throwing around the phrase “sustainable fashion” (for my Twitter followers, just throw on a #), I feel it appropriate to explain my definition.
I had a lot of conversations in New York City last week with designers whom I consider to be “sustainable.” Many of them, however, are hesitant to portray themselves in that light. Their hesitancy is both unfortunate and understandable. Unfortunate that “sustainable fashion” still comes with a stigma of clothes that look like this:
And understandable that designers whose clothing actually look like this:
want to avoid that stigma. Yet the pieces above were all designed and manufactured on West 35th street in New York City. That means Continue reading