Posts Tagged: green


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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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May 11

Inspired Musings: Emily Zuzik (Zuzik Muse-ic)

Emily Zuzik in the Lacer Racer by RESTORE

A prolific singer/songwriter, rocker and sought-after collaborator, Emily Zuzik’s wide-ranging career has allowed her to shift fluidly from acoustic folk to alternative rock and everything in between. A fixture in the New York City music scene for nearly a decade, Zuzik is also a featured vocalist and co-writer of “The Low Hum,” off of Moby’s upcoming album Destroyed, out May 17th, 2011.

In honor of Emily’s feature on Moby’s upcoming album Destroyed, we decided to sit down for a quick chat with her about music and what she does to RESTORE. Read on for the Q&A.

RESTORE: What do you to do RESTORE?
Emily: If by RESTORE, you mean live more sustainably, then here’s what I do:
I compost.
I recycle.
I shop locally at the green market.
I buy and recycle clothing.
I bring a canvas bag to the grocery store and try to keep my coffee in a travel mug to eliminate paper waste. I wear my RESTORE clothing when I run, when I hit the gym, when I want to feel comfortable around the house, when I want to feel comfortable running errands and when I do yoga!

RESTORE: What are your Top 3 Eco Friendly Habits?
Emily:
1) I turn off lights when I leave the room and unplug adapters from the wall when not in use.
2) I carry a canvas bag to the grocery store and try to eat local and organic only.
3) I compost my food scraps and donate them to the GrowNYC Compost collection (http://www.grownyc.org/compost).

 

…for more information about Emily Zuzik, her collaboration with Moby and her upcoming album, please visit: www.emilyzuzik.com
http://www.myspace.com/emilyzuzik
http://www.twitter.com/ezuzikmusic

 

Album cover for Moby's Destroyed due out May 17th


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May 11

How to Keep Up With Kick Ass Environmental Trends?

 

Last week our friends at Fashion Cloture interviewed us to be featured on their blog.  We really appreciated the outreach and wanted to highlight one of our favorite parts of the article.

Fashion Cloture asked us:

How can fashion designers stay updated on the latest environmental trends /sustainable manufacturing impacting the fashion industry? How can fashion designers get information about sustainable manufacturing practices?

We answered:

The approach needs to be more systemic.

Our top SIX resources include:

 

1. For Framework: Eco Working Index – Outdoor Industry Association

2. Must Read: ECO TEXTILE Magazine http://www.ecotextile.com/

3. Must Read: TEXTILE INSIGHT Magazine http://www.textileinsight.com/

4.  Education: Continuing FIT  Edu  SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CLASSES http://www.fitnyc.edu/7390.asp

5.  For Community: ETHICAL FASHION FORUM http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/ SUSTAINABLE DESIGNERS http://www.sustainabledesigners.org/

6. For Fabric Sourcing: SOURCE4STYLE http://source4style.com/

Fashion Center BID kiosk on 7th Ave and 39th Street or http://www.fashioncenter.com/

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