Krrb.com: The best merchandise in the neighborhood, online and around the corner.
Garage sales can be fun, but who has time these days? That’s where Krrb comes in. Pronounced “curb” (get it?) it’s an online garage sale: Craigslist meets Etsy. Users can shop based on their locations and view images of the merchandise in their neighborhoods. It’s a safer, more attractive and more personal shopping experience.
“Krrb’s mission is to create a fun, friendly and safe online venue that enables better and more personal face-to-face dealings between neighbors.”
Ladies, you know that go-to dress you have? The one that always looks good for all kinds of different occasions? Maybe it’s an LBD, maybe it’s full of colors, but you know the one I mean.
Designer Stephanie Ann Doucette knows too. Formerly of Doucette Duvall, Stephanie has been designing and manufacturing “sure thing” pieces entirely in New York City for almost a decade. I was lucky enough to sit down with the busy mother of three in a Chelsea cafe back in January when she told me a little about her journey, and I was THRILLED to get an email from her earlier this week announcing the launch of her new line: Doucette*!
Stephanie is back in full force, feeling reinvigorated and ready to dive back in with her Holiday 2012 collection. It was time, she told me, time to move on from her former brand and start fresh. Her twins just turned one, and she’s more inspired than ever! Continue reading →
Upcycling: the process of turning something disposable into something else; something better.
JoAnn Berman – also known as the Reigning Queen of Reconstruction – is the Ultimate Upcycler. Unique doesn’t begin to describe her creations, which are art-inspired, brightly colored conglomerations of mostly vintage fabrics with a healthy dose of WOW factor. She is in the midst of an incredible career, having shown 6 times in the last 2 years, including twice at the Green Shows.
JoAnn’s background is as eclectic as her collections. A New Yorker through and through, she moved out to San Francisco at age 19. It was the late 70s and she became a punk rocker, which had a clear influence on her style. Continue reading →
Now, I want to share what I imagine to be seven habits of men & women that have achieved an outstanding level of green in their wardrobes.
Disclaimer: I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it.
1. Don’t be a mindless shopping machine
Research brands: if you are lusting after a particular blouse, lookup the CSR information for the designer to find out where, how and with what their clothes are made. If you find out that they’re on the right track – maybe the blouse is made locally or uses eco-friendly material – great! If not, consider spending a few extra minutes perusing the net for one that looks just like it but will be better for mother earth.
In honor of tonight’s GOP Caucus, (or perhaps in spite of it) I want to give some eco shoutouts to sustainable fashion folks in the Hawkeye State.
Designer Ananda Duszynski makes upcycled (recycled and upgraded) clutches, totes and clothing. She uses vintage and repurposed materials in her fabulous creations. No stranger to Sustainable Fashion, Ananda worked for both Ducette Duvall and Feral Childe. She used to be in NY, but is now located in…..Fairfield, Iowa!