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Audible Fabric and Designer Deborah Lindquist

Although I’ve been an admirer of designer Deborah Lindquist since she launched her first eco-conscious clothing collection in 2004, I shied from writing since so many others were on it. She’s deservedly featured on most every eco fashion blog every season. And oh boy, the creation of her Green Bride collection was the ultimate for eco brides to be.

While many green designers were looking for an organic cotton with stretch, Deborah was on to a mix of reincarnated fabrics. Examples were recycled cashmere, restructured kimonos, and vintage silk scarves. One thing led to another and Deborah got an innovative itch for unique materials in the upcycle market.

Pictured is actress Alison Brie at the Global Green Millennium Awards. Final photos of sonic bustier credit to Glenn Campbell Photography, green LA girl and ecouterre two of the first who wrote about Deborah’s sonic fabric designs in the Cow Girl Meets Thunderdome high-tech collection last March.

Deborah is such a trailblazer! She teamed up with Alyce Santoro, who invented sonic fabric. Today she offers sonic neckties and fedora hats. Alyce offers a number of videos, ‒ from how sonic fabric was created (below), to making a sonic fabric reader.


Deborah is one of LA’s most sought after environmentally-conscious designers who is becoming a global icon. I’m thrilled she intends on utilizing sonic fabric in her upcoming 2011 collection!

Deborah Lindquist Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses

Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

Enjoy reading some of my freelance writing about environmental design, fashion and art -- from both consumer and supplier perspectives. You may notice I focus most on individual eco designers, movers and shakers.

From sustainable fashion apparel to paint and flooring, discoveries are a rush. I get my kicks this way. I also offer sales representation of earth-friendly designed products for wholesale buyers. Retailers may take advantage of my services with factory-direct pricing. Spend less time sourcing and prevent green-washed purchases!

My other forte is connecting suppliers with business-to-business tools. Aspects of my business vary with consulting services while I'm proud to be the aide that embraces unique and innovative gigs.

I'm originally a Kentucky Blue Grass gal who relocated to Maui early 2006 and the tropical Puna District of Big Island, Hawaii late 2007. Walk the talk is my motto here.

Early 2009 I constructed a yurt home office in a semi-urban setting on a tiny lot. My water comes from the sky, contained in a catchment that's not likely to dry in this rain forest. The electric is designed for solar conversion. I grow about 30% of my food organically, compost, and recycle to the hilt. Permaculture with a full eco system is my gardening style.

In fact, gardening is my ultimate joy. I seek gigs like design, weeding and planting between other jobs. My love is Hawai'i which has more climate zones than any state. There are frequent earthquakes here, typically under a 3.0 magnitude, and I happen to dig the vibrations. It's a wonderful simple life in paradise. As I grow older and wiser, I become more and more grateful.

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