Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders. Occasionally she deigns to cover automobile events in Los Angeles for us as well. However, she dreams of a day when Los Angeles' streets resemble the two-wheeled paradise she discovered living in Barcelona and will not rest until she's converted the masses to two-wheeled bliss.
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 […] More
The Clever Resourcefulness of Designers at Unique LA 2010
The selection of interesting and beautiful accessories and jewelry at the show this season was overwhelming. Plus so much of it was responsibly made, it was really hard to choose my favorites. These selections reflect my personal tastes and my interests, but there was so much more at the show it was hard to narrow […] More
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 […] More
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 […] More
Global Green and What Makes an Oscar Gown Green?
Photo Courtesy of Brandon Hickman At the Global Green Pre-Oscar party last week, Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco Oscar gown was unveiled. It was lovely, but there was no mention of what made this gown more sustainable than most, other than it was colored “Na’vi blue”. This sort of vagueness is how people can easily be accused […] More
TransFair Develops Fair Trade Certification for Apparel
This week I met with Tierra Forte of TransFair USA, to discuss the new apparel certification pilot program they’re developing to extend fair trade benefits and protections beyond just the farm, but also for factory workers. I am very excited about this, as one of the main reasons I chose to pursue an MBA in […] More
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 […] More
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 […] More
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 […] More
Eco luggage from Killspencer- James Bond would die for it.
Killspencer designs and makes a small line of high-quality bags in Los Angeles. Finally, something sustainable for the gents! Although, I know plenty of women who could rock these with panache. I found out about this line via design blog Neu Black, and fell in love. Not only are the bags much sexier than your […] More
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 […] More
Burning Torch by Karyn Craven Recycled Clothing Studio Sale
Burning Torch has long been a pioneer in recycling clothing. Karyn has been buying up old cashmere sweaters, having them cleaned, sorted, cut up and re-sewn into new sweaters here in Los Angeles for many years. Over the years, she has expanded her recycled offerings to include army fatigues and even beaded antique gowns, to […] More
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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 […] More
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 […] More
Recycled Underwear? PACT Doesn't Recommend It.
Earlier this week I spoke with Jason and Jeff, co-founders of PACT, the most socially and environmentally responsible underwear company on earth, as far as I know. Not only do they use organic cotton, GOTS compliant dyes and otherwise uber-responsible manufacturing, they also donate 10% of sales to charities. This is utterly astounding in an […] More
Loudermilk Trunk Show and In-Store Appearance
Linda shows off one of her gorgeous rings. As Lucille told us in an earlier article, Clary Sage hosted a lovely trunk show with Linda Loudermilk’s collection taking up at least a quarter of the boutique. There were delicious hors d’ouvres, wine and plenty of competition to try on eco-couture. Linda has always been very […] More
Safe and Beautiful Hair Color, Beverly Hills Style
Occupational Hazards Always the intrepid investigative journalist, I braved crosstown traffic to respond to a tip about a salon using all natural hair color. Shades Natural Hair Color Studio was founded by Susan Henry in 2006. She was a very successful colorist, with hundreds of Hollywood A-list clients. But around 2001, she became so ill […] More