On Monday, September 9th, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce held Tesla Style Night, co-founded by Build a Better Planet (www.buildabetterplanet.org), an event which added to the unique excitement of Fashion Week 2013.
This fabulous evening featured the sustainable electric car designs of Tesla’s Motors (www.testlamotors.com) complemented by many emerging fashion designers whose focus is also on the importance of fabric sustainability.
So below you’ll find some highlights of the evening’s very creative “recyclable” designers!
So our first designer is Ashley McAleavy and she is the owner of Remedy (www.remedydesigns.net). Ashley shared that in the fashion industry there is so much excessive waste. Ashley in her passion for design has found a way of now creating sustainable fashion. Ashley calls her line of clothing “upcycled” vintage and works to give new meaning to the past to sustaining life in the present. How cool is that!
Our second “green” designer is Anais Bouchard. Her company is called Anais (www.be-nais.com). Anais has designed a lounge wear-lingerie collection which is both trendy and urban. She uses organic cotton and all her fabrics are from The United States, her manufacturer is in Long Island and her studio is in Brooklyn. Check them out!
A third highlighted designer at the evening’s event was Lanni Lantto. Lanni is the owner of RE. RE designs found at www.lannilantoo.com is a line of clothing that Lanni says, “is about to take you on a journey. A journey where things that were once tossed aside are (a thought also shared by our first highlighted designer Ashley McAleavy) brought back to life.” So if you agree with Lanni’s design philosophy about “reing” things, then check out her site. It has some very unique creations!
And let’s not forget the kids in supporting this recyclable fabric movement. At Kaillo (www.kallionyc.com) pre-adored vintage clothing is reclaimed, sorted and re-sewn to give it brand new life! Nothing is wasted!
Karina Kallio who founded Lallio shared her vision which is, “To create a conscious kid’s fashion brand that if fun, stylish and unexpected, thatkids can play hard it, without being hard on the environment. How cool is that!
And now below, last but not least I found myself being photographed by one of the attendees who said, “Hey, Sora, why not become part of the “sustainable” movement. Well, as a Baby Boomer, I thought, “Why not?LOL!” and so I found myself sharing space with one of Tesla’s newest electric cars!
So if you’re a person who doesn’t believe in waste, remembers that adage, “Waste not, want not!” then check out Tesla Motors (www.teslamotors.com) or any of the innovative impassioned recyclable designers and do your part for the movement!
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