Stamping over stains

These Rick Owens silk pants were marred by a burrito lunch during September NYFW in 2018 (major grease stains, still visible after two rounds of dry cleaning). I worked backstage for the Marina Moscone and Opening Ceremony presentations that season. Blockprinted lines in a contrasting pattern covered the stain and added a knee patch look.… Continue reading Stamping over stains

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Miseducated Guesses

I wish more posts stated that we really don’t know for sure what the future holds. We simply cannot. Science cannot prove anything true. Science – even the most significant breakthroughs – can only prove previously held truths false. We search for patterns and past truths to minimize the unknown. We make educated guesses. A… Continue reading Miseducated Guesses

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Our Plastic Closet

Did you know most clothing is made of plastic? Petroleum-based fabrics have been the most popular choice for the past few decades but we are seeing a shift due to consumer demands for cleaner and safer alternatives. This talk goes into depth about how microplastics are affecting our environmental systems, what can we do to… Continue reading Our Plastic Closet

Ides of March

Made a new Spotify playlist for March, an undeniably confounding month thus far. Songs I’m “social distancing” with during this unprecedented moment in our history. Discovered through family and friends, algorithms, and TikTok. If you have one you think belongs on this, comment or DM! Keep looking up, staying strong, making things (even if that’s a playlist, or… Continue reading Ides of March

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Clotheskeeping Workshop in Brooklyn

Thursday Feb 27th6–9PM__Dusty Friends595 Manhattan AvenueBrooklyn, NY__Learn about the art of Clotheskeeping, featuring sustainable laundering and closet maintenance practices for modern and vintage fabrics and garments. We will demosteaming, light mending, washing, stain removal, storage and lots more. Have a special garment with a cleaning or mending problem? Please bring it in for our on-site… Continue reading Clotheskeeping Workshop in Brooklyn

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Sustainability and Style @ SXSW 2020

Our founder Allison Vicenzi will be speaking at SXSW 2020 on the topic of “conscious wardrobes” and debating sustainable clothing trends and technologies, alongside peers in the industry. Will you be in Austin? RSVP to join us on March 13th Submit your ideas or questions for discussion via the comments!

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Jul 2019 ~ One Thing We’re Into

Preparing to see John Mayer kick off his Summer 2019 Tour in Albany led to a discovery of YouTube and its magnanimous capacity. (I mean that seriously.) At a recent conference, I learned 70% of content consumed on YouTube is recommended by the algorithms as “Watch Next” (rather than found by searching). I finally got a taste of that… Continue reading Jul 2019 ~ One Thing We’re Into

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