A lot goes into Starting and Manufacturing a Clothing Line and I love how this spells out each step for our readers.Read More
Responsible Fashion is a term presented to me by fellow colleague, Janice Paredes from FIDM (my alma mater). It's a new way to look at Clothing and the Fashion Industry. It's about choosing a responsible way to wear your clothes and a responsible way to spend your money. It involves deeper thinking beyond just looking at the style and price. Responsible Fashion is looking at the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN AND HOW your clothes get made.
Uma started taking classes in Fall and has been sewing up a storm ever since. I love her style and creative enthusiasm. for instance, she wanted to make the Bonjour Teaspoon Lilli Sailor cap but thought it was too pointy, and then thought that the points looked like cat ears. So she was determined to add cat ears and she did it! I also love this amazing camp she designed made while visiting her dad's work, where they have a sample making room. So cool.Read More
Ezra has just started attending our FASHION STUDIES program, but he has already made an impact. I love his creativity and excitement around fashion. As you can see from the photos, he's got his own flair for style. Bravo to his parents Tom and Sarah who clearly see and nurture his creativity.Read More
I've been sewing now for more than 40 years (yikes!) Starting at age seven and sewing ever since. All that practice informed the way I understand how clothing gets made. Spending years reading patterns, prepared me for design school and I was much more SEWING-ABLE than many of my peers. Here are 5 reasons why it's crucial to get this skill cultivated early:Read More