Posts Tagged: clothing


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Jun 11

Donations! Fashion Delivers and Wearable Collections

 

After receiving a poignant email from Fashion Delivers regarding the recent devastating environmental disasters in the Southeastern states,  we felt a responsibility to do our part to help the people in need.

Fashion Delivers is an incredible organization dedicated to unifying the men’s and women’s apparel and home industries to donate new product in order to aid victims of disasters and individuals in need throughout the year.  For more information please visit: www.fashiondelivers.org.

Taking the opportunity to continue cleaning out our office, and to help a few more folks out, we donated 3 large bags of gently used clothing to  Wearable Collections.

Wearable Collections is a tremendous organization that has identified a problem: “386 million pounds of textiles enter the NYC waste stream annually, representing close to 6% of total waste.” And they came up with a solution: “Wearable Collections provides a no cost, turn-key solution to recycling clothing within residential buildings in NYC. We handle all the logistics from placement of bins and promotion within the buildings to scheduling weekly pick-ups.”  The benefit: “Through our established network we distribute your discarded clothing around the world to people who need it, enabling us to raise money for charitable organizations.”

Many thanks to these organizations for their hard work and dedication to making it easier for folks to make a difference.

 


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Dec 10

Alive and Well in the Garment Center, a mini-tour: Part III: Fashion Design Concepts

Part 1: Design Trust for Public Space: HERE

Part 2: R& C Apparel: HERE

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The third stop on our tour of the Garment Center is Fashion Design Concepts.  While Samanta Cortes, designer and president was not available on our surprise visit, her sister Aimee was kind enough to show us around the studio.  If you are looking for amazing, couture-level details for your designs and/or things you have never even imagined, Fashion Design Concepts is certainly the place to go.  On their website they say they are oftened referred to as “the Lesage of America” and we completely agree.  Amazing talent, fast turn around time and unbelievable artisanship.  When given unimaginable deadlines they can work around the clock with their talented artisans coming in to work “night shifts” to complete the project.  While we were there we got to see a design-in-progress from start to finish:

The top image is the machine stitching the cording (which will become the edges) to the material but what you will see in the video below is that every single stitch is controlled by a man or woman working the machine.  Then the spirals are cut in to strips and that is what you can see hanging in the two middle photos.  And lastly (bottom), they are stitched in to a fabric likely to create voluminous 3-D spiral/ flowers on evening gowns.

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And in action:

(If the video isn’t showing, please click HERE to view on YouTube!)

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View more of their techniques HERE.

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Alive and Well in the Garment Center could not be more appropriate.  In the city that never sleeps it’s comforting to know that some of the people staying up all night are creating Fashion Art that we may be lucky enough to wear some day.

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Here’s to Fashion Design Concepts and a Happy Holiday Season.

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Fashion Design Concepts is also on

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Nov 10

Proud Riverkeeper Retail Partner

We’re proud to be in good company on Riverkeeper.org.  Check out the other Riverkeeper Retail Partners and shop to support a great cause.

(Image taken from Riverkeeper Retail Partner Website.)

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Look Great.  Feel Great.  Do Great.

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