Episode 12- Label by Three (Rue Vincent)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
I had so much fun meeting Rue Vincent and chatting about her brand Label by Three, a collaboration with her two sisters. Label By Three is based on a belief in three pillars that guide their design decisions- minimalism, sustainability, and versatility. In this episode, we chat with Rue about the meaning behind the brand philosophy and how to bring mindfulness into our clothing choices. Rue and her sisters were not designers before starting the brand, so they had to learn everything from scratch. What they did have is a love for vintage, which inspires their collections today. All of their clo ..read more
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Episode 10- Dorothy Jonus (Salty Girlz Closet)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dorothy Jonus, the reseller and stylist behind Salty Girlz Closet. Dorothy shares her incredible journey from working in luxury fashion and self-identifying as a "shopaholic" to discovering the freedoms and joy of secondhand fashion. Now she "eats, lives, and breathes" sustainable fashion. She finds thrill in the hunt for new products, the low prices for high-end luxury brands, and the opportunities to style others. In addition to her personal story, we dive into how consumer's rising interest in secondhand fashion is changing the market. Fi ..read more
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Episode 9- Jessica Zaneis (SoulCare in Surplus)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
In this episode, we talk to Jessica Zaneis from SoulCare in Surplus about a really unique area of fashion - military uniforms! Inspired by her own family's military history and the retired uniforms hanging in her father's closet, Jes began repurposing military uniforms into messenger bags, shrapnels, and vests. Jes is fiercely protective of the environment and passionate about sustainability. We learn more from Jes about the ins-and-outs of creating an original upcycled design and the trajectory of materials used in military uniforms over the years. We get really deep into some thought-provoki ..read more
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Episode 8- Adriana Bachmann (Earth Momma Trainee)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
What a pleasure to interview AZSAA's own VP of Marketing and eco-wellness blogger Adriana Bachmann. In this episode, we explore the connection between sustainability and spirituality as Adriana shares about her personal journey of healing, mental health, and green self-care practices like eco-therapy! Adriana is such a compassionate spiritual soul and it comes through in both her blog entries and the wisdom she shares during the interview. We discuss some of her individual blog posts such as the powerhouse female leaders both locally and globally addressing climate change as well as explore th ..read more
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Episode 7- Eartha Hubbell (Shop Revari)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
In this episode, we are joined by Eartha Hubbell who is the owner of Revari, an online sustainable fashion boutique. She is also one of our dedicated board members, serving as the AZSAA secretary! Eartha has been passionate about ethical fashion for a long-time. As a former fashion industry professional, she was exposed to the poor conditions experienced by garment workers in factories and this didn't sit right with her values. From there, she began a journey to shop more environmentally sustainable and ethical clothing made under fair labor conditions, spending hours researching brands. This ..read more
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Episode 6- Karen Lukacs (Karen Lukacs; Sustainable Eco-Fashion)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
Hello listeners! You are in for a real treat in this episode where we interview Karen Lukacs, a self-proclaimed "designer-maker" known for her gorgeous one-of-a kind jean jackets made from reclaimed textiles. Her brand purpose is about more than just designing clothing; each garment aims to educate and tell a story about the harmful realities of our current fashion industry.  In this episode, we learn more from Karen about her philosophy around mindful consumption and what she has learned from her own journey exploring the issues of textile waste. We dive into the importance of our clothi ..read more
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Episode 5- Laurie and CJ (Activ Intimates)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
In this episode, we are joined by sisters CJ and Laurie, the founders of sustainable lingerie company Activ Intimates, inspired by and made for women of all ages to feel sexy! This female-powered business was founded on the idea of creating body positive sustainable lingerie that can help women feel and look their best. In this conversation, we talk about how clothing can truly be a source of empowerment. Laurie and Madeline both get intimate and share some stories about their own experience with body insecurity and how clothing helped them overcome these perspectives. Not only do these sister ..read more
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Episode 4- Jenny Melissa Rodriguez (Pure Life Jewelry)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
In this episode, we talk to Jenny Melissa Rodriguez, jewelry designer and owner of Pure Life Jewelry! Our conversation feels fun and free just like the companies' namesake, the Cost Rican phrase pura vida (pure life) which also happens to be Jenny's life motto! This concept means living a simple life connected to nature and those most important to us, which implies having a healthy balance amongst the material world and the spiritual world. In this episode, we talk about the environmental and social value of purchasing artisan (hand-made) products, Jenny's journey into opening a store-front, a ..read more
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Episode 3- Erin Donaghy (Applause Lingerie)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
Hello listeners! We are thrilled to have Erin Donaghy, upcycled lingerie designer from Applause Lingerie here with us today. In this episode, Erin and I talk about her creative methods for repurposing garments, natural dying with tea staining, and the immense value of choosing custom-made lingerie! From design to packaging, Erin is always thinking about ways to limit her resource-use and environmental impact. Although a small business owner, Erin likes to make a big impression! Her business is about so much more than lingerie. She participates in national upcycled fashion competitions and serv ..read more
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Episode 2- Laura Tanzer (Laura Tanzer Designs)
Arizona Sustainable Apparel Association Growing Together
by AZSAA
10M ago
In this episode, we are joined by sustainable fashion designer Laura Tanzer, the creative behind Laura Tanzer Designs. Nestled comfortably in the Historic Railroad District of Tucson, you will find Laura's Atelier where she designs, manufactures, and sells sustainable clothing based on body geometry and made to fit for the modern women who likes a little artistic flair! Laura's designs are made from natural fiber and sustainably sourced textiles and she is surrounded by a team of fairly paid seamstresses who help bring her designs to life. A self-proclaimed, "clothing engineer," Laura is also ..read more
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