Note: I’ve been on a multi-month hiatus due to a full-time gig that limited my time to write. I’m thrilled to be back on the blog, working with awesome people, and setting my focus on upcoming opportunities for the final few months of 2013.
In addition to consulting, I’ve been focusing on a new initiative with a group of creatives, educators and designers in the Greater Boston area. When I moved back to my home state of Massachusetts in February I hadn’t seriously considered finding a sustainable fashion network in the area. (It’s no secret that Boston has been ranked the #1 worst-dressed city in America…)
So when I received a LinkedIn message from the editor of a popular eco-living site, I was thrilled to find out she was also living in Boston and looking for other like-minds to create an organized group of industry voices.
Over coffee, Kate Black introduced me to Jenn Varekamp, an associate professor of fashion design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. We began to brainstorm, while setting a date for our first official meeting. In the meantime, we extended invitations to a small group that would later become the founding board of the Sustainable Fashion Collaborative of Boston.
With the combined help of designer Carlos Villamil, as well as MULXIPLY founders Tanja Cesh and Annalisa Oswald, we will officially launch the Collaborative on Sunday, September 29th to kick-off Boston Fashion Week.
In addition to the two-hour launch event, we’ll open a week-long standing exhibit to showcase seven eco-fashion designers in Boston: GeorgAnnette Chatterly, Ellen Shea, Avni Trivedi, Amy Plante, Lallitara, Carlos Villamil and MULXIPLY.
If you’re in the area, join us for drinks and appetizers on 9/29 from 6-8pm at The Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on SFC Boston check out our Facebook page and website.
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