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Support Independent Designers

Now, more than ever, supporting small business, independent designers and Made in the USA products is so important and can have a huge impact not only on individual lives but also on local communities. And it's much easier to track that impact or see the benefit to the local economy when you choose to purchase locally sourced goods.  More people are also recognizing the importance of purchasing products Made in the USA, and how that not not only helps to support the economy but also expresses a sense of unity and pride. “Made in the USA” is not just a...

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Designer Spotlight: Seidenmann

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Designer Spotlight: Seidenmann

  Seidenmann is known for spectacular silk scarves, shawls and ties, created with exacting attention to detail.  The silk fabrics are woven in Italy and then hand rolled and sewn in a time honored
 Swiss tradition in Zurich.We sat down with Andreas Hurr, designer of Seidenmann to ask him some questions about his brand. When did you start your brand and what inspired you to do so?Andreas: In 2012 we started the Brand Seidenmann. What is your background and how does that inform your design process?  Andreas: I studied Fabric Design and I love to design things that can have a different effect each...

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Designer Spotlight: AndRena Nikol

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Designer Spotlight: AndRena Nikol

AndRena Nikol's leather accessories are handmade in the USA, in the heart of Texas. AndRena's bags and cuffs combine rugged urban design with exotic leathers and bold colors. Feminine details meet tough hardware to create a line that is edgy yet feels and looks luxe.We sat down with AndRena Johnson, designer of AndRena Nikol to ask her some questions about her up and coming brand. When did you start your brand and what inspired you to do so? AndRena: I started my brand in 2010. I always loved fashion. I was inspired by my parents who were also entrepreneurs. What is your background and...

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Why slow fashion is winning the fashion race

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Why slow fashion is winning the fashion race

Slow fashion is a way to "identify sustainable fashion solutions, based on the repositioning of strategies of design, production, consumption, use, and reuse, which are emerging alongside the global fashion system, and are posing a potential challenge to it." -WikipediaSlow fashion is about purchasing and creating fashion with integrity and awareness of the impact the entire consumer process has on the planet. It connects the awareness of social and environmental responsibility with the appreciation of wearing and acquiring beautiful, well-made, and lasting clothing and accessories. In this world filled with so much fast fashion and fast food it was inevitable that we...

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