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
THE BRELLI: 100% Biodegradable Umbrella

THE BRELLI: 100% Biodegradable Umbrella

With the last few weeks of winter finally drawing to a close, we can begin to look forward to the renewal that spring showers and the subsequent greenery promises. What better way to help you

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GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters

GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Plastic Fantastic ‘Melissa Shoes’

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Plastic Fantastic ‘Melissa Shoes’

Melissa Desire + Triton Red Hot Heels, $58 at Kaight NYC We generally associate plastic shoes with blister-generating sandals or galoshes that take eons to decompose in landfill, but when it

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycling and Upcycling Collections

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycling and Upcycling Collections

FromSomewhere's recycled tweed remixes, Autumn/Winter 07/08 After all the hoopla from the recent New York, London, Paris, and Milan fashion shows, it is nice to get back to basics and think

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GREEN CELL Universal Battery Sold in Vending Machines

GREEN CELL Universal Battery Sold in Vending Machines

Ever wished you could do away with all those annoying cell phone chargers that are cluttering up your space? Have you ever taken to cursing cell phone manufacturers for their extremely wasteful

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ESTETHICA ECO FASHION: Mark Liu’s Zero-Waste Designs

ESTETHICA ECO FASHION: Mark Liu’s Zero-Waste Designs

There is a lot of eco-chatter these days about 'adaptive reuse' and 'reclaimed materials' in green design, particularly in the realm of fashion-forward garments and accessories. Estethica,

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WEARABLE COLLECTIONS: Recycled Clothing Initiative

WEARABLE COLLECTIONS: Recycled Clothing Initiative

Wearable Collections, a non-profit charity initiative, is leading the crusade to reduce textile waste in a city traditionally known for disposable, seasonal styles. The organization is placing

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Din-ink Cutlery Retools the Bic-Pen

Din-ink Cutlery Retools the Bic-Pen

If you associate the affordable and ubiquitous ‘Bic pen’ with disposable, throw away office culture – think again, as Zo-loft design has added a whole new dimension to desktop

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FIN ECO FASHION – Fall Collection 2008

FIN ECO FASHION – Fall Collection 2008

FIN Knit Black Dress As follow up to last week's coverage of New York Fashion Week and the House of Organic line up, we wanted to take a closer look at the stylish Norwegian eco-fashion

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RIGHTEOUS ECO FASHION: Fall 2008 Collection

RIGHTEOUS ECO FASHION: Fall 2008 Collection

The Swedish fashion brand Righteous definitely follows moral law when it comes to sustainable innovation. Founded in 2004 by human rights law students, Paula Kermfors and Kajsa Holst, the

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: ‘House of Organic’ Fall 2008 Collections

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: ‘House of Organic’ Fall 2008 Collections

We could not think of a better way to talk about 'sustainable style' then to report on the recent Fall 2008 House of Organic fashion show here in New York City. Presented by our favorite eco

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Copenhagen Fashion Week: NOIR Fall 2008 Collection

Copenhagen Fashion Week: NOIR Fall 2008 Collection

All eyes during the past week were on the much anticipated Fall 2008 fashion shows here in New York City, but we also wanted to draw attention to what has been happening with one of our favorite

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Bake For A Change: Contest Winners Announced!

Bake For A Change: Contest Winners Announced!

Our good green friends at Terry, a sustainability project in Vancouver have finally announced the winners of their Bake For A Change sustainable gingerbread house contest! The competition was

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GUERILLA GARDENING: Strategies for Greening the Hood

GUERILLA GARDENING: Strategies for Greening the Hood

Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC and greening. If you see

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FUTUREFASHION: Earth Pledge Remakes Fashion Week

FUTUREFASHION: Earth Pledge Remakes Fashion Week

image: Diane Bondareff, Associated Press Quite a bit of eco-buzz has been generated since Earth Pledge's FutureFashion runway show here in NYC on Thursday night, the eve before the official

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Animal Estates ‘Model Homes’ by Fritz Haeg

Animal Estates ‘Model Homes’ by Fritz Haeg

Our favorite visionary designer Fritz Haeg is at it once again, this time with the launch of Animal Estates, the much-anticipated follow up to his Edible Estates of the past few years (2005 to

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NATUREVSFUTURE: Recycled Juice Pouch Gown

NATUREVSFUTURE: Recycled Juice Pouch Gown

We are devoted fans of Naturevsfuture designer Nina Valenti and her stunning eco-fashion creations, so it was a nice surprise to hear recently of her upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall. Nina

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Eco-Friendly Single Family Residence by AKA Architetti

Eco-Friendly Single Family Residence by AKA Architetti

Italian designers are surely global frontrunners when it comes to cutting edge fashion and innovative design (as evidenced by our previous coverage of the 2007 Milan Furniture Fair). With this

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MANA COLLECTION: Stunning Recycled Jewelry by TOUCH

MANA COLLECTION: Stunning Recycled Jewelry by TOUCH

Mana Collection 'Spatial Card' necklace made of Recycled Phone Cards and Plastic Magnet Latch The Mana Collection by TOUCH features one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that cleverly string together

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Hale County Animal Shelter by (New) Rural Studio

Hale County Animal Shelter by (New) Rural Studio

It is probably no surprise that we are big fans of Rural Studio and their community-based regionalist architecture. Samuel ‘Sambo” Mockbee was a real visionary, and outside of being

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Exception de Mixmind by Ma Ke

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Exception de Mixmind by Ma Ke

The organically inspired work of Ma Ke is an exercise in the power of poetry and one person's mission to defy the odds in the cut throat world of high fashion and garment production. The

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GREEN PLUG: The Global Energy-Efficient Power Adapter

GREEN PLUG: The Global Energy-Efficient Power Adapter

Every year the Consumer Electronic's Show (CES) raises the bar for must-have gadgets and appliances of the coming year. Whether or not 2008's CES will be greener than ever won't be evident until

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Alyson Fox’s A Small Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Alyson Fox’s A Small Collection

It's true that good things sometimes come in small packages, and Alyson Fox's 'A Small Collection' is no exception. The Austin-based photographer, illustrator, and innovative clothing designer

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Duro Olowu

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Duro Olowu

If Duro Olowu is not on your sustainable style fashion radar, he should be. This former lawyer from Nigeria has a flair for breaking the laws of couture design via a resourceful mix of brightly

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Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

What better way to usher in the New Year than with greenmuseum's first ever environmental art calendar? Through a unique collaboration with Amber Lotus Publishers, greenmuseum.org, the

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Sacred Sands: A Strawbale B&B Guest Retreat

Sacred Sands: A Strawbale B&B Guest Retreat

We are all in need of some good old R&R from time to time, and the Sacred Sands Guest Retreat in Joshua Tree, California is just the sort of (green) destination to cure what ails you. This two

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BAKE FOR CHANGE: Sustainable Gingerbread Design Contest!

BAKE FOR CHANGE: Sustainable Gingerbread Design Contest!

The good green folks at the University of British Columbia have an ingenious sustainable gingerbread house design project going on right now. Terry, a sustainability project at UBC (Vancouver,

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: For Kids

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: For Kids

Kids love the holidays- for the cheer, the joy, the abundance of cookies, but mostly, for the gifts. This year, why not give green gifts that are healthy, educational, and eco-friendly. The

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Africa Wages War on Plastic Bags

Africa Wages War on Plastic Bags

Motivated by a climate of widespread environmental devastation, Africa has boldly moved to initiate a continent-wide ban on plastic bags in an effort to eliminate the billions of throwaway sacks

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ECO-FRIENDLY KIMINO SET FOR BABIES

ECO-FRIENDLY KIMINO SET FOR BABIES

ORGANIC COTTON KIMONO BABY GIFT SET Whether you are looking for an all-for-one ensemble for your own sweet newborn or are simply in need of an adorable gift set for a beloved peep that you

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