Abigail Doan

 

Abigail Doan is a fiber and environmental installation artist based in NYC, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Italy. She has worked as a documentary film researcher, an art director for digital media and 3D design projects, and as an outreach coordinator for environmental education initiatives. Educated at Princeton University and Purchase College, she has exhibited her artwork with the United Nations Environment Programme and in art venues worldwide. Abigail is also a featured artist on Greenmuseum.org, the online environmental art museum. When not writing about art, craft, gardening, sustainable textiles and fiber, she is busy restoring a 14th century farmhouse in rural Tuscany with her husband, twin toddlers, and extended family. During 2009 Abigail will be helping to a grow a non-profit called the Haemimont Foundation, while also exhibiting her eco textile projects in Finland, the American Southwest, and at the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ.

Abigail Doan
PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Fashion Competition

PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Fashion Competition

The annual Project Earth Day Student Fashion Competition was held this past Thursday as part of the Project Earth Day fashion event, and featured an impressive mix of young designers from

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PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: EGB Eco fashion event

PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: EGB Eco fashion event

Eco-fashion loving New Yorkers came out in droves last Thursday night for the annual Project Earth Day green runway show/fashion design competition. The turnout was even more impressive than

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loup Charmant’s PURE Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loup Charmant’s PURE Collection

Loup Charmant (the charming wolf) is a purely seductive and eco-dreamy intimates collection. Kee Edwards, the designer for Loup Charmant, will be showing selections from her latest PURE

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Alyson Fox’s A Small Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Alyson Fox’s A Small Collection

For eco fashion fans, what’s not to adore about Alyson Fox’s A Small Collection? We have covered Alyson before on Inhabitat, but we were totally excited to see her name in the designer

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Species by the Thousands Shoes

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Species by the Thousands Shoes

Keds-style shoes might be easy to come by pretty much anywhere, but how often do you find designs this cute, and this original, that are also eco-friendly? Brooklyn design duo, Species by the

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Gyongy Laky Sculpts the NY Times Magazine’s GREEN ISSUE

Gyongy Laky Sculpts the NY Times Magazine’s GREEN ISSUE

The greening of typography might be a new concept on the sustainable design frontier, but San Francisco-based artist Gyongy Laky already has a foothold with her eco-friendly process for creating

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: NeuAura Vegan Shoes

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: NeuAura Vegan Shoes

OK, so it probably seems as if we are developing a bit of a vegan foot(wear) fetish here at Inhabitat. This might actually be true, though we are not advocating shopaholic-behavior ala Imelda

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Sid Vintage Reclaimed Jewelry

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Sid Vintage Reclaimed Jewelry

With the Project Earth Day Eco-Fashion Show less than a week away now, Inhabitat’s Sustainable Style team will be providing its readers with a sneak-peek preview of some of the hottest green

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MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

The arrival of Salone Internazionale del Mobile marks not only the official start of spring in the design world, but also an inspiring cross-pollination of fresh ideas related to innovative

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NATALIE PORTMAN Te Casan Vegan Shoes for Spring

NATALIE PORTMAN Te Casan Vegan Shoes for Spring

It certainly is no newsflash for any vegan-fashionistas out there that Natalie Portman recently launched a collection of luxury vegan shoes. Te Casan started featuring her designs on January 15,

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loyale Spring 2008 Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loyale Spring 2008 Collection

There is something to be said about experience making all the difference, and this is indeed the case with eco-chic fashion house Loyale Clothing. Founded by the hip and stylish fashion designer

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: John Patrick Organic Fall 2008

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: John Patrick Organic Fall 2008

John Patrick Organic is leading the campaign to end what he calls “masstige" or "mall-sprawl robostyle, toxic denim, and sweatshop ‘it’ things." If your definition of sustainable style

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INTRODUCING: The New Green Inhabitat T-shirt

INTRODUCING: The New Green Inhabitat T-shirt

New men's green Inhabitat Root T-shirt Drumroll please...... After many long months of product testing, research, and hard work, we are excited to announce the launch of a brand new

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Nau Organic Cotton Jeans for Women

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Nau Organic Cotton Jeans for Women

If spring fashion fever finds you hunting high and low for a reliable and sexy pair of eco-chic jeans, look no further, as Nau has just released their super hot 'his and hers' 2008 jeans

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Nau Organic Cotton Jeans for Guys

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Nau Organic Cotton Jeans for Guys

Whether you are the kind of guy who sports jeans on a skateboard or for meetings in a boardroom, Nau's latest spring 2008 jeans collection will help you to get completely ramped up in

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PHIL ROSS ECO-ART: Juggernauts & Recycled Cellphones

PHIL ROSS ECO-ART: Juggernauts & Recycled Cellphones

Tinkerer Phil Ross is a one-man laboratory for geeky eco-art experiments. His illuminated hydroponic sculpture, 'cultured' living organisms, and clever splicing of ancient and future

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Re-Run Messenger Bag by Fleurville

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Re-Run Messenger Bag by Fleurville

The Re-Run Messenger Bag by Fleurville is yet another fine example of how green design and product-alchemy seem to just get better with the passage of time. Fleurville's entire line of recycled

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PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Eco-Fashion Competition

PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Eco-Fashion Competition

The 2nd Annual Project Earth Day Student Eco-Fashion Show is coming up on April 24 here in NYC, and Inhabitat will be there scouting the runway for future eco-fashion stars and sustainable style

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Travel Trash Paks by Monsoon Vermont

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Travel Trash Paks by Monsoon Vermont

It's no secret that we are totally obsessed with trash-to-treasure here at Inhabitat - we just cannot get our fill of landfills with a brighter lining. These pop-art recycled trash paks by

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E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) at Exit Art TONIGHT

E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) at Exit Art TONIGHT

There is quite a bit of eco-buzz circulating around the current E.P.A. exhibit at NYC's Exit Art gallery, and with good reason as the tag 'E-P-A' has gained new momentum thanks to the show's

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Veja’s 2008 Volley Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Veja’s 2008 Volley Collection

The tagline: "Is another world possible?", is a good way to sum up Veja's dream of being the most ethically inspiring trainers out there. Their new 2008 Volley Collection makes cool, green style

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Alabama Chanin’s (Slow) Eco-Fashion

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Alabama Chanin’s (Slow) Eco-Fashion

We cannot properly usher in spring without checking in to see what hometown gal Natalie "Alabama" Chanin has cooking down in Florence, Alabama. We love that the former star of Project Alabama

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Smart Car’s ‘Sideways’ Art Project

Smart Car’s ‘Sideways’ Art Project

It's official that the eco-chic Smart Car is coming to the USA in 2008, and to add to this momentum, Smart is releasing a gorgeous creative anthology, "Sideways: A Smart Art Project", as a means

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Pleated Recycled Textile Chair by Nendo

Pleated Recycled Textile Chair by Nendo

It's no secret that needless waste and heaps of scraps are part of the equation in today's textile and garment manufacturing process. Granted there are some amazing results in terms of cutting

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Nike’s Recycled Scrap Sneaks

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Nike’s Recycled Scrap Sneaks

We like to talk trash here at Inhabitat, so when one of our readers tipped us off on the new Nike 'Trash Talk' shoe, we obviously wanted to find out if this was a load of garbage that we should

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Organic Tees and Hoodies for Guys

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Organic Tees and Hoodies for Guys

Edun Men's 'Twisted Tree' Tee, $55 and People Tree's 'Pedal Power Hoody', £45.00 Organic cotton collections for men no longer consist of just plain old white tees. Both Edun and People Tree

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Spring into the Outdoors with EDUN

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Spring into the Outdoors with EDUN

Edun Women's 'Aura Sleeveless Hoodie' $115 and Edun Women's 'Vine Cardigan' $198 Edun's 'Aura Sleeveless Hoodie', made from 100% organic Peruvian cotton, is a great contemporary piece for

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ECO FASHION: Spring to the Outdoors with Eco-Layers from Nau

ECO FASHION: Spring to the Outdoors with Eco-Layers from Nau

Nau 'Chrysalis' Convertible Overlayer-to-Dress - $198 With spring drawing near (at least in the northern hemisphere), it is time to begin shedding our old layers in order to don lighter

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Spring into the Outdoors with Patagonia

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Spring into the Outdoors with Patagonia

Patagonia Women's Rhythm Hoody $70, and Patagonia Women's 'Valley Sweatshirt' $70 We certainly cannot talk about spring sustainable style and layered dressing for the great outdoors without

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Philly Goes Green with Moss Installation by Edina Tokodi

Philly Goes Green with Moss Installation by Edina Tokodi

One of our favorite green public artists, Edina Tokodi, is at it once again with her shape-shifting moss graffiti and urban guerrilla tactics. Tokodi was recently commissioned by SEPTA

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