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Mayor Bloomberg’s Made in New York Label

17 Feb

The New York City Garment District is nothing to ignore in these times of out sourcing mayhem as major players such as Mayor Bloomberg and Diane Von Furstenberg, president of CFDA,  draw up plans to make it a label.  Yes, Made in New York no less a grand gesture for being made in America in it’s epicenter and cultural haven.  When New Yorker’s get an idea they plan to make good on it’s success and that is what this venture will be.  Mayor Bloomberg understands the times in this country is about bringing back industry to what was a thriving and essential industry.  Bringing back the industry not only provides jobs, but keeps designers thriving by allowing them to utilize the tools domestically to manufacture and market their product.  With all of this competitive advantage, it could also allow the cost for the clothing manufactured in the U.S. to be as less expensive to their Asian counterparts.  It is being called ambitious, but what isn’t ambitious in New York City.  Their vision will become a reality even though Rome wasn’t built in a day and good things come with time. I’m just excited to see the label Made in New York on my next purchase!

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Sustainable Chic Designer On The Move: Carrie Perry wins prize at Amsterdam Fashion Week

16 Feb

Carrie Perry is someone to watch in the newest echelon of the fashion world that is cultivating a following for sustainability.  I’ve profiled her before  now doing it again because she keeps making headlines in the fashion press and she is an indie fashion designer.  She recently took home a prize of 15,000 at Amsterdam Fashion Week for her innovative designs that project confident, feminine tailoring and sustainable practice in their materials and manufacturing.  Perry’s idea of making clothes more convertible from season to season extending the garments wearability is a generous thought in the obsessive ideology  of over consumption of fashion for profit that takes an inevitable toll on the environment.  Perry has worked for Marc Jacobs and Norma Kamali before going independently to come up and above with a cause that transcends the fashion world in so many ways without sacrificing beauty or the planet.

http://fashion.elle.com/fashion/insider/2011/05/24/new-designer-alert-carrie-parry/

 

Model of Environmentally Conscietious Fashion

2 Sep

   Laura Bailey, who has been around for a good 15 years or so is making the move of going green in the Fashion world.  Though she is not as famous as the super models we all know, she has made campaigns with GUESS Jeans and dated Richard Gere! (You may remember him in Runaway Bride?)  Well, she is working with the likes of UK company Tesco to help judge sustainable fashion design from around the globe. Entry into the competition is closed, but the winners will show up with a fashion show in London and NYC.

NYC will host NOLCHA that caters to Independent Designers and works mostly in social media and E-Commerce.

If you are a fashion designer – anywhere in the world, you have great designs and you are considering the environment and the people behind your product, Ethical Fashion Forum wants to put you in the spotlight! This season The Fairtrade Foundation has teamed up with the Ethical Fashion Forum. For the first time the competition will run a Fairtrade cotton category sponsored by Tesco, which will be judged by fashion model Laura Bailey. The winning entrant will be invited to work with the F&F brand at Tesco.

Here is one of the American winners http://www.carrieparry.com

Carrie Parry achieves a timeless style rooted in sustainability and wearability. It’s a concept, an aesthetic, a philosophy, and a lifestyle, designing clothes of the finest quality rendered from responsible sources that transition effortlessly from day to night, season to season. Sophisticated, tailored and with an appreciation for luxury and simplicity, CARRIE PARRY is in the details, from intricately textured fabrics to whimsical touches and fastidious workmanship.

http://www.carrieparry.com