Ecouterre contributor Kestrel Jenkins and photographer Amanda Coen in clothing by Adri, Amanda’s grandmother. Kestrel is also wearing a necklace borrowed from Inhabitat communications manager Rebecca Paul, (which belonged to her grandmother) and a bracelet from her own grand-mère. Looks like we have some pretty stylin’ grannies in the hizzouse (oh no, we did not just write that…)
EcoSalon publisher Sara Ost shows us an Afia dress with a technicolor blast! Made of Ghanaian cotton wax textiles, designer Meghan Sebold’s dresses and adorable shorts (which she models in another photo) are fair trade and made locally in Chicago and New York.
Love is Mighty founder Monisha Raja shows off her label’s “Jaya” sandal, a flattering flat that’s fairly handmade by Indian artisans.
These vibrant earrings by Erin Consodine are quite deceiving. At first glance, they resemble snakeskin, but they’re actually made with mesh and filled with tiny, clear beads.
These playful umbrellas by Ohm Mongo are made of biodegradable materials that will break down into the earth instead of piling up in a landfill.
Besides showing everyone a good time, one of the event’s objectives was educating people about where their clothes come from and how they’re made. To that end, the organizers set up this fun board made of wine corks and invited guests to pin the tags from their clothes. They’ll analyze the origins of each tag and tell you where your shirt, dress, or pants were made.
Eliza Starbuck, the designer behind The Uniform Project’s little black dress, shows off a LBD of her own that transforms into a maxi black dress or even a mid-length tulip. Its manufacturer? Coogi, the label that made all of Bill Cosby’s funked-out chunky sweaters.
Source4Style’s Elizabeth Cloyd, Meghan Sebold of Afia, and Ecouterre photog Amanda Coen.
Ecouterre senior editor Yuka Yoneda, former Inhabitat editor Olivia Chen, and designer Eliza Starbuck.
Amy DuFault and Sara Ost of EcoSalon.
Hand-dyed silk scarves by Shabd.