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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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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At-home composting for apartments, houses, anywhere with a freezer

Sustainability is a spectrum and there is no wrong way to get involved. If you’re thinking you want to find real, tangible ways to make a difference in helping the environment and preserving natural resources, composting is the best place to begin. Not only will you dramatically decrease your (inadvertent) contributions to toxic waste streams… Continue reading At-home composting for apartments, houses, anywhere with a freezer

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Part 2: How To Thrift Well

In Part 1, I committed to using the VICENZI blog to challenge myths and overexposed ideas for sustainability within fashion, to show there is not one right approach. This post will cover shopping secondhand, the most sustainable choice when it comes to resource conservation and minimizing waste. How To Thrift Well Some friends and I had… Continue reading Part 2: How To Thrift Well

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Part 1: Debunking

I’ve talked to hundreds of women in the past two years about their wardrobes; wants, needs and desires, frustrations. The main complaints related to conscious consumption shifts are as follows: “I want to shop sustainably but it’s too hard, daunting” or “I’m not sure where to go” or “I want to shop sustainably and ethically… Continue reading Part 1: Debunking

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