Author: Susanna Schick

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Eco-Fashion: Going Green at The Museum at FIT in New York City

This lava colored dress is from Costello Tagliapietra’s spring 2010 collection and gets its color via AirDye technology. Photo Courtesy AirDye via Creative Commons License Eco-Fashion: Going Green The Museum at FIT through November 13 This exhibit is free of charge and housed in the museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, one of the […]

July 19th

Dwell On Design Expo 2010

I went to the expo today to better spend time talking to people at length and was rewarded with loads of juicy stories, including a fascinating new household cleaning line I’ll talk about in more detail when it’s officially launched. The expo was gorgeous and mostly green as would be expected of Dwell. My favorite […]

June 26th

Burning Torch Eco-Fashion Sample Sale in Los Angeles This Weekend!

Friday, May 7th, 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday, May 8th, 10 am to 3 pm 1738 Cordova Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Author Susanna Schick is the social media manager for Burning Torch as well as other designers. Previously featured here on FeelGoodStyle as well as Your Daily Thread and others, Burning Torch has been making gorgeous, high-end […]

May 3rd

2nd Annual Unique LA Spring Show Brings Etsy IRL*

This past weekend, over 12,000 shoppers descended upon hundreds of talented local designers & artisans at the California Apparel Mart for the second annual Spring Unique LA show. This event just gets better and better each time. I also went in December and was impressed, but this time it seemed like the designers showing were […]

April 28th

The Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Last saturday afternoon, Sunset Gower Studios played host to a different kind of show, created by the Green Youth Movement and produced by Gallery LA. The Green Youth Movement was started by Archer student Ally Maize, whose mission includes: “As founder of GYM, I hope to one day garner the support of politicians and educators […]

March 23rd

What’s an Eco Designer to Do about Bamboo?

Having read a lot of recent coverage of the FTC’s August 2009 ruling about bamboo, I wonder what will become of brands whose staple fabric is “bamboo”? The problem is, most of these designers and the textile sales reps they buy from, were sold rayon fabric labeled as bamboo. Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber based on […]

February 15th

Recycled Military Jackets from Burning Torch

A fresh new take on the military look is having a very strong moment, as seen on the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York this season. However, Burning Torch has been doing gorgeous recycled military surplus for years now. The white jacket above is made from surplus “snow camo.” It’s from their Spring 2010 […]

February 8th

Frigidaire vs. Method et al in the Epic Battle for Clean Dishes

The Culprit: Frigidaire Ultra-Quiet (but louder than my old Bosch) III The Contenders: A selection of readily-available eco dishwasher detergents Having just moved into a lovely apartment with a brand new high-efficiency, low-water use dishwasher built in, I was really looking forward to just loading it up and letting it sit for 3 days until […]

February 5th

Hope for the Holidays

I recently discovered this sweet jewelry made from spent shell casings fired during the civil war in Liberia. Lovetta Conto, who was raised in a refugee camp, hammers the casings into a charm and presses the word “LIFE” into each one. She calls it Akawelle– AKA Wel’le- Also Known As Love. Each necklace comes with the […]

December 1st

Have you heard about the ecofabulous lounge at the Opportunity Green conference?

A Place to Feel Eco-Fabulous The  ecofabulous lounge at Opportunity Green was appointed with gorgeous sustainable furniture used throughout the conference space, and is a flawless manifestation of Opportunity Green’s commitment to design. I’ve been to a few sustainability-oriented conferences in my time, and this is the only one that celebrates sustainable design, and helps designers and clients […]

November 9th

Green Blogger Meetup in Los Angeles

This event hosted by ecostiletto.com at Environment Furniture looks like a great opportunity to meet our comrades at arms here in the eco blogosphere. I’ll be there for sure. It’s the day before the Opportunity Green conference, so if you’re in town for the conference anyway, be sure to check this out. There will also […]

November 2nd