Designers

In the pages of the Dress Responsibly Lookbook

5in1

5 in 1 is a multidisciplinary organization supporting design entrepreneurship. 5 in 1, as a design collective takes a collaborative approach to communication design engagements. Listening to our clients, we then put together the proper talent to accommodate the needs of the project in a manner that is both stylistically relevant and strategically effective. This gives 5 in 1 the opportunity to not be tied down to one particular design style or philosophy, but leveraging flexibility to accommodate Client needs.

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ajna

Ajna values quality over quantity, pursuing innovation and blending organically shaped construction with modern sculpted silhouettes, using only certified organic and sustainable fabrics and collaborating with indigenous textile artisans whenever possible so they may sustain themselves, enhance their craft, and join the global market.

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Alberto Parada

Alberto Parada’s jewelery is handcrafted and manufactured in the United States using natural and environmentally friendly materials of the highest quality. With a strong commitment to the earth’s future, Alberto is proud of his recognition as a green designer and looks forward to bring more attention to eco-consciousness in the jewelry industry.

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Aldo

ALDO places a premium on being a good corporate citizen by working to enrich the communities in which we live and work. ALDO and its employees participate in fundraisers or volunteer their time to community causes. Giving back to our communities is a necessary and fundamental part of the work we do everyday. ALDO has been involved with the fight against AIDS since 1985, a time when the cause carried with it an unfortunate stigma. Over the years, ALDO has commited millions of dollars to AIDS awareness and research organizations, including CanfAR, AmfAR and YouthAIDS.

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Angela Johnson Designs

Angela is an award-winning, indie designer who handcrafts cutting edge, eco-friendly clothing consisting mainly of dresses created from recycled or “thrifted” T-shirts. She is best known for her “T-shirt Ballgowns.” Angela also occasionally designs items commissioned by private clients. Angela’s clothing is sold online, in boutiques nationwide, and at her fashion and trunk shows.

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Antique Wardrobe

Jamie Viano and Sandi Skeffington are devoted to the exquisite quality and intricate detail of fashions from times gone by. Located in South Central Massachusetts, collection can sometimes be viewed in person by select appointment only. Often showing at locations in Central Massachusetts, New York City, San Francisco, London, Miami, and the Los Angeles areas. Antique Wardrobe pieces are most often used for design inspiration, example and form, as well as pieces sold for film and stage, collections both museum and private, as well as pieces for wear.

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anzevino and florence

It’s all about juxtaposition for the fashion duo Anzevino & Florence. With William Anzevino hailing from the east coast and Richard Florence from west, they find inspiration in opposing forces. Who else could find commonality between Warhol and Thoreau? But they do so convincingly, distilling both down to the exaltation of the ordinary. Their designs continued to feature artwork, this time their own, along with nature-inspired patterns, and Anzevino’s clever, cryptic sentences, and Florence’s asymmetric and architectural lines. It was a natural progression for them to open a store on Hollywood Blvd last December. The store, equal parts art gallery and retail boutique, also reflects their confluence of organic vs. synthetic, with large salvaged tree trunks, exposed brick and Anzevino’s paintings adorning the walls.

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blink eyewear

Eyewear continues to be the most important adornment in our daily life, even as the fashion world strips away jewelry and other accessories for the minimalist look. People will always have a need for the privacy and mystery that sunglasses provide. BLINK offers the most impressive collection of internationally designed and handmade frames - updated classics with enduring quality and style. However, our expertise is not only with frames. We also specialize in the best optics available, including world-renowned Zeiss premium lenses. My philosophy is "Clean, Pure, Modern and Distinctive Eyewear".

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buckler

Buckler is a menswear line which melds the Roguish American icon with a Brit edge. Andrew Buckler disregards the universal monotony which plagues menswear, evading uniformity by superimposing eccentric undertones with classic silouettes. Buckler is worn by such personalities as Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, The Rolling Stones, Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, Liam Gallagher, Giovanni Ribisi, the band Rock and Roll, Shia LaBeouf, Ashley Parker Angel, the Keane band, the Paddingtons, Panic at the Disco, Mika, Andrew Eckert, and the HBO Entourage cast.

Launched in 2001, Buckler has stayed true to it's original aesthetic conception: English Bloke meets New York. The designs are tailored, versitile, masculine, and sexy, brought to life with quality textiles from the U.S. and Italy.Bucker has grown since it's initialtion and now sells in London, Paris, Japan, and Canada. On April 12th, 2005 Andrew made New York's "Meatpacking District" the subterannean home for his first flagship store. Two more locations have been opened this year at 13 Grand Street in New York's SoHo and at 35 Artillery Lane in London, with the anticipated opening of a third Canadian store due mid-summer.

Developing as an international name, Buckler continues to be an innovative menswear company. Andrew is very hands-on with all aspects of design...simultaneously creating unique environments to display his collection. Andrew executes his vision: A brand for "blokes."

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Cha by Chandra Anderson

Los Angeles was the breeding ground for Chandra Michelle Anderson, born in the hills of Echo Park in The City of Angels. Art and design has been a part of Chandra's life as early as middle school. Her attraction to art and design studies would continue in far away places like Mexico, Spain, and Costa Rica. Later she would build on her intellectual development and creative ideas while studying architecture at Howard University in the Nation's Capital.

"My love for everything vintage started with me wanting to connect with my past. My grandparents passed away before I got a chance to know them. I was left with their jewelry, hats, and clothing which I adored. This was my only connection to their legacy. My father also had an impressive collection of hats which sparked my interest early on."

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Chopper Couture

Fueled with a passion of mixing influences and experiences from an art-driven chopper culture and the 'Haute Couture' - Chopper Couture has evolved with an Eco-friendly, fashion-forward attitude that's pure Rock & Roll!

Chopper Couture means edgy progressive designs inspired by Rock & Roll with an emphasis on  Eco-friendly fabrications such as luxuriously soft bamboo or Lyocell with "EU-flower certification," taking Eco-fashion to a whole new level of sustainability through the implementation of Eco-friendly print processes totally free of environmentally harmful PVC and Phthalate artisan silk screened and printed by hand.

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CG Originals

CG Originals was formed in August of 2005, when Cecilia Guerra and her niece Patricia Real combined their lifelong interest in the handcrafted arts.

CG Originals pieces are modern, innovative and are designed for women of all ages to make them feel feminine, confident, sophisticated and stylish. The designers get their creative inspiration by the different colors of nature, the fashion that is in style and naturally their rich Peruvian culture.

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The Clothing Exchange at The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room presents a place for emerging fashion and accessories designers to create and showcase their collections, providing an innovative shopping experience offering fresh, versatile styles that span the spectrum of fashion. In addition to retail space, they also have use of the work studio on the lower level.

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corpus

CORPUS collections are unique as they are truly set within the pulse of the lifestyle of their core customer base - those who admire the uptown refined tailored suits, but have an effortless casual personal style. Since its inception in 2004, the LA based line has found loyal supporters amongst downtown cool kids and influential tastemakers on both coasts.

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Covet

Covet is renowned for achieving fusion and balance between fashion and the world in which we live. This is accomplished by using sustainable fibers while remaining dedicated to the details and styling of a contemporary fashion brand’

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Creative Visions

Creative Visions Foundation supports "Creative Activists", individuals who use the power of media and the arts to create positive change in the world. Creative Visions Foundation partners with creative activists through fiscal sponsorship, mentorship and outreach programs to develop, thrive and promote vital social change. Our network of creative activists inspires others to be the spark of change in communities all over the world.

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crow

At Crow we make sustainability, social change, health, and community a stylish part of our everyday lives. We create sustainable, fashion forward clothing combined with an interactive resource-driven Web cafe where you can come to shop, learn, connect, and enhance your life, your planet and your wardrobe. We work hard to bring you the best so you can be your best.

We see the many ways our society can change and we help to make that possible. We invest in social change, value physical health, stimulate intellectual growth, and protect our environment. Crow is written in all caps to remind us that all issues are equal, and that when we connect many aspects of social change, including our own personal growth, we are strong, bold and powerful.

Whether you are looking for a great new party dress, a resource on social issues, or a great fitness routine, you can turn to Crow.

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Current Boutique

Current Boutique is an upscale, modern consignment boutique that features high quality, gently used name brand clothing and accessories sold on consignment as well as new clothing and accessories hand picked from distributors in Los Angeles and New York.

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dekka

DCAFAM DEKKA is a new concept for U Street shopping. The boutique will be a co-op, bringing together work from local clothing and accessory designers, visual artists, and musicians. They also intend to be a space to host events for the art, music, and fashion communities.

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benetton

Benetton has been always committed to ethical values, with a multi-ethnic and multi-racial approach, respect for minorities and for the environment, support of human rights. Through its communications campaigns and tangible actions, the Group has realized many initiatives in cooperation with internationally renown institutions and organizations.

Benetton's institutional campaigns have always involved social themes of wide international breath, with or without the cooperation of international associations. The social commitment has been shown in various different initiatives, with local and international impact.

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david gallan

David Galan may be just the guy to fill the fashion void. His eponymous handbag line is poised to be to the near future what Ford’s accessories were to the recent past. Having worked at Gucci, he’s now struck out on his own with a line of eye-catching bags in an array of killer colors and splatter-paint designs; funky hardware and lots of pleating and fringe complete the look. They’re very L.A. — and not necessarily for the demure. Think of them as a way to spice up your wardrobe while making everything just a little sexier.

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deborah lindquist

As one of LA's most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah Lindquist continues to impact the world of fashion with her mix of old "reincarnated " and new eco-conscious fabrications. Her love for the environment and fashion inspires exquisite collections that are not only Ecologically sensitive but cutting edge as well.

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Dinorah Handbags

p>All Dinorah handbags are handmade in Colombia using pinewood and leather. This collection introduces a variety of colors that represent the nature found in Colombian landscapes.

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Donghia Textiles

Donghia Inc. produces original designs in furniture, textiles, trim, lighting, wallcoverings, and accessories that bridge the gap between modern and traditional. Donghia's designs are hand-crafted of the finest materials with an unmistakable signature style and are only available through your professional interior designer, architect or specialty retailer.

Donghia is a privately owned furniture and textile company, founded by Angelo Donghia who, in his brief lifetime, established the high standards which have become the company's hallmark. Donghia's uniquely focused look is achieved through classically inspired yet distinctly modern product. Sold worldwide (in the USA, to the trade only), Donghia presents "American design" at its best.

Mr. Donghia's vision continues today, not only through the future of the companies he founded, but also through the establishment of the Angelo Donghia Foundation. This non-profit foundation, overseen by Mr. Jerrold Sonet, provides multiple scholarships each year to interior design students from around the world, encouraging the study of interior design as a viable and necessary discipline and helping a new generation of designers to share in his dreams. The foundation has made several sizable monetary donations to schools of interior design, including the founding of the Angelo Donghia Materials Library and Study Center at The Parson's School of Design, in New York City, and the Angelo Donghia Studio for Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, Rhode Island. A large amount of money is also donated each year by the foundation to AIDS organizations for continuing research for treatment methods and the search for a cure for this disease.

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Ecoganik

Ecoganik is a California based fashion designer manufacturer and is an active member of the Organic Trade Association, the OTA Fiber Council Committee and Co-op America Business Network. The Organic Trade Association is a membership based business association which brings together policy makers, certifiers, growers, shippers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers in North America and Mexico to promote the integrity of the organic standard in North America.

Ecoganik recognizes this consumer need to balance quality and eco-conscious living. The company designs and manufactures stylish fashion wear using only certified organic or eco-friendly fabrics. The manufacturing detail and processing all conform to the international organic certification standard.

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Fly Boutique

Fly Boutique carries both new and vintage designer items such as Pucci, Gucci, Dior and Chanel to name ony a few. Jean Marie also has her own line called Puglia. Since 1996 she has been reconstructing vintage items and creating beautiful dresses, bags, tops, skirts and bikinis. All of these items are recycled from vintage pieces that are no longer desireable or wearable in their present condition. Fly Boutique has always projected to it’s clients a new concept in recycled and vintage clothing. It is mainstream with a minimal, sensible, simple and practical yet glamorous style that appeals to all generations.

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habitual

Founded in 2001, Habitual has established itself as one of the top leaders in the premium denim market. Beginning with the finest fabrics in the world, all of our carefully developed designs receive hand treatment where the underlying beauty is brought to life.

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Goodwill

Goodwill Industries is all about people working. We are one of the world's largest nonprofit providers of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Last year, local Goodwills collectively provided employment and training services to more than 846,000 individuals.

We believe that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves a chance to have these. Goodwill provides that chance.

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iWood Ecodesign

You have entered a world of quality, luxury, and exclusivity and nothing communicates these qualities like wood. With only limited qantities of wooden sunglasses produced each year, you are now in a small circle of discerning individuals. iWood ecodesign uses exotic veneers made available by today’s global economy. Each pair of iWood ecodesign wooden sunglasses is designed with the environment in mind, using the highest quality, eco-sustainable, exotic wood veneer. All iWood ecodesign products are individually crafted with the most modern techniques combined with old world craftsmanship to insure all products adhere to the highest standards.

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Jack Mackenroth

Project Runway star Jack Mackenroth is originally from Seattle, Washington where he lived with his mother, brother and sister. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a double degree in Fine Arts and Sociology. He moved to New York in 1991 to attend the prestigious Parsons School of design where he studied Fashion Design. Fresh out of Parsons, Jack opened a menswear store in the uberchic West Village called 'Jack'. There he showcased new designers along side upscale brands such as Gaultier Junior, Diesel and John Richmond. In 1997 he went to work for Tommy Hilfiger, designing knits for the women's line and doing fashion illustrations for the entire division. From there he went back into menswear designing for the Slates brand under the Levis umbrella. Before appearing on Season 4 of Project Runway he was the Design Director at Weatherproof Active wear for the past 4 years.

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Jason Christopher Peters

The way Peters started his career is a little different then most top designers today. At the age of 18, Peters put on his very first fashion show for an audience of over 1,000 people. Right before Peters turned 19, Teen People Magazine asked him to be a trend spotter for the magazine.During the next couple years Peters continued to design clothing and getting his name out there.

Peters has been in numerous publications including Teen People Magazine's Nov 2001 Issue, Genre Magazine's March 2003 Issue, Beautiful Girl Magazine's December 2003 Issue and more recently Sister 2 Sister Magazine's September 2005 Issue. Although hundreds of magazines around the world want to write about Jason, he is waiting on many of the big publications including Mami Magazine, Bent UK, W, Vogue and Marie Claire to write on him when he graduates.

Peters feels that he is at a level of success he never thought he'd ever be at. This past year alone he has continued to keep himself in the public eye, been in numerous newspaper publications, met and spent time with celebrities who all support what Jason does as a fashion designer; including Hilary Duff, Sarah Jessica Parker, Petra Nemcova, Nicky Hilton, Heatherette, Chip & Pepper, John Varvatos, Manolo Blahnik, Vanessa Getty, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Richie, Jane Fonda, Paris Hilton, Richie Rich (one of the designers of Heatherette), Super Model Amanda Lepore, and most recently Betsey Johnson who offered Peters a design job for his talent and ability to be a future leading designer. He has also sky rocketed his modeling career is dabbling in acting and gearing up to graduate. He is a workaholic.

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JJ Singh Jewelry

JJ Singh is about Passion. Her restlessness of spirit translates exquisitely into what JJ calls, her “Urban Guardians...” jewelry designs that reflect an ancient relic meets modern distinction. The jewelry of JJ Singh is an immediately recognizable style defined by ancient influences applied with modern design interpretations.

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joline jolink

joline jolink is a dutch designer who's clothing is about fabric, details, and new feminine style. Joline strives to create comfort in her designs. Comfort, but also sensuality, by using high quality, natural fabrics and feminine silhouettes. Jolink's style is by its simplicity and graphical touch surprisingly modern.

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Julie Verhoeven

Julie Verhoeven has worked in numerous ways across fashion and design, from illustration to creative direction and design consultancy. She studied fashion at Medway College (now Kent Institute), graduating in 1987, and began her career as first design assistant to John Galliano, continuing this role with Martine Sitbon in Paris. She went on to head Italian brand Gibo. She has collaborated on fashion projects on international fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Mulberry. Verhoeven contributes regularly to publications including Dazed and Confused and Self Service. Verhoeven's love of drawing is always at the heart of all the work she undertakes. Since 2002 she has exhibited extensively, with recent shows including solo exhibitions at ZINGERpresents (Amsterdam), Riflemaker (London), Public art murale in Bristol Harbourside and film presentation at Sketch. Two books have been published of Verhoven's work: 'Fat-Bottomed Girls' and 'Gas Book 13'. She is also a part time tutor on MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Art.

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Kays International

Re-discover the forgotten gifts of Mother Nature and heal yourself with Natural & Raw gemstones by Kays International. For thousands of years, the earth has been blessed with precious gemstones which have been favored for its vibrant hues, shapes, and sizes. More importantly, these gemstones were cherished by most for its natural healing energies. As evident in ancient jewelry artifacts, artisans crafted delicate talismans adorned with various gemstones in accordance to the desired healing as well as to provide the bearer protection during travel.

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Kenneth Cobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue is Filipino industrial designer known for his signature designs in natural fibres and materials. Designs mainly focus on nature's forms using rattan, buri, bamboo, and abaca. What makes it (the furniture) different is that the materials are organic, says Kenneth. Having won the Design for Asia (2005) award, the ingenious designer rose to further heights when Warner Brothers, looking for something fresh and new approached Conbonpue to design the casino set for Steven Soderberghs third installment Oceans Thirteen, and ended up ordering everything.

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LC beads

Lily Lily!T is an online boutique carrying unique and high quality women's apparel and accessories. Established in August 2007, LilyLilyShop.com focuses on international designers - established overseas or with an international flair - as well as hard to find and unique US contemporary designers, for a selection of fashion-forward pieces mixed in with classic choices that will last forever. From Europe to Africa to the US, Lily Lily! is the Ultimate Shopping EscapeT for the picky shopper who loves that special find and stands out wherever she goes. Lily Lily! also favors handmade items - to show its appreciation for culture, craftsmanship and community support.

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Levi's

Levi's jeans made with 100% organic cotton will be available in a range of popular fits and finishes and marked with a few subtle identifiers. Jeans made with all, or a significant percentage of, organic cotton are signified as "Levi's Eco" and feature an embroidered lowercase "e" inside the front pocket, or at the bottom of the right leg of each jean. A natural colored canvas "Levi's" tab and "Two Horse Patch" made from 100% organic fabric as well as natural colored pocket stitching of the brand's arcuate will also indicate the jeans are made from organic cotton. Other eco-friendly elements include the use of recycled buttons, rivets and zippers, and natural indigo was used to dye some styles of jeans. All external packaging is be made from organic fabric or recycled paper and printed with soy-based ink.

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lily! Lily!

Lily Lily!T is an online boutique carrying unique and high quality women's apparel and accessories. Established in August 2007, LilyLilyShop.com focuses on international designers - established overseas or with an international flair - as well as hard to find and unique US contemporary designers, for a selection of fashion-forward pieces mixed in with classic choices that will last forever. From Europe to Africa to the US, Lily Lily! is the Ultimate Shopping EscapeT for the picky shopper who loves that special find and stands out wherever she goes. Lily Lily! also favors handmade items - to show its appreciation for culture, craftsmanship and community support.

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Luc by Lucy Pinson

Luc was formed by Nashville based fashion designer and stylist to the stars, Lucy Pinson.

 

 

 

 

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Luisa Robinson for Accessoria

Accessoria Inc. is a company that earned the reputation as one of the best accessory manufacturers in the Philippines. Its dedication is to create world class contemporary and traditional house furnishings to serve markets worldwide. The company employs continuing research and development programs and employs local Filipino skills and talent.

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Make Peace

Make Piece/Piece, Inc. (Make Piece) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization operating in the Washington, DC area. Founded in 2001, Make Piece grew from an interest in the living wage for workers (a wage that supports a family in dignity). Our mission is to promote the living wage and model it among low-income persons in small-business settings. We seek to raise family incomes to the living wage level by providing marketable skills, jobs and ongoing supplemental support needed to help low-income families--particularly those headed by single women-- reach stability, health and enhanced quality of life. Our innovative approach builds self-sufficiency.

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Meeps

Meeps, one of DC's longest-running and best-loved vintage shops, offers timeless clothing for women and men as well as a small collection of local designer wares. Whether you are one of the initiated and wear vintage by day, or you simply need a funky outfit for your next theme party, you'll stand a good chance of finding something unique and inspiring here."

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Mercedes Bien

Mercedes Bien Vintage Clothing and Decor is located in the heart of Washington DC’s Adams Morgan area. Owner Mercedes has been in the fashion business for over 20 years and credits her love for quality and one-of-a-kind pieces for her passion in vintage.

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Mika Organic

After been influenced by Johanna Hofring, owner of Ekovaruhuset, the pioneering organic clothing boutique in Stockholm and NYC, Mika Machida started to change her way of seeing the urban human life and its impact on the environment. Now the care for the environment, the planet, and animals, only the finest organic and sustainably made materials are used in her line, including organic cotton, organic linen, hemp, and organic wool.

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Mishi Jewelry

Artists and Moms Deidree Bennett & Lucy Dirksen have found a way to keep their creativity flowing and growing while staying home with their many wonderful children...creating beautiful, unique, handmade artisan jewelry!

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Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi enters its 27th year of business in 2009 as an established and thriving British designer brand. Nicole brought her Turkish heritage, French chic and sophistication to England in the early 1970's and fused these influences with British eccentricity to create a style that is internationally recognized for its relaxed tailoring, knitwear, layering and chic detailing in the most luxurious fabrics.

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PH by Phillia

PH by Phillia at The Dressing Room. pH supports non-profit organizations Liberty in North Korea, Saigon Children’s Charity, Girls for Gender Equity, St. Jude Foundation, Greenpeace, The One Campaign, Project ALS and more. Fashion designer and consultant, Phillia Kim Downs, is the founder of two successful clothing lines: pH by phillia, her boutique collections and pH new york, her DIY line.

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Pretty Penny

The Pretty Penny is a bright and spacious shop that features a large and constantly changing collection of vintage and contemporary clothing, shoes, and accessories. The store also carries a variety of local “indie” art, jewelry, and clothing. The Pretty Penny often hosts art openings, fashion shows and community based events.

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Red Nations Art

Red Nations Art is an extended family association whose members work together to create and promote museum quality hide paintings in the style of the High Plains People.  The owner, Sonny Tuttle, established the business near Lander, Wyoming over 17 years ago.  Associate family artists now include heritage from the Sioux, Arapaho, Flathead and Acoma Nations.

We believe that we are the only group in the country that is specializing in painted deer, elk, and buffalo hides.  We offer a wide variety of sizes and designs, and have found a ready market among discriminating interior decorators, western art connoisseurs, collectors, and Indian art galleries.

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Reiss UK

REISS is a brand we recently fell in love with after visiting their Manhattan flagship store.The brand, which has been around since 2000, delivers men's and women's contemporary clothing that is stylish, individual and sexy. REISS produces it's own clothing exclusive to it's stores.

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R.J. Graziano

Known as one of the most prestigious jewelry designers in the U.S., R.J. Graziano brings you a distinguished collection of fashion jewelry with timeless creations captured in extraordinary detail. Each piece is finely crafted from hand-fabricated metals and embellished with exquisite Austrian crystals, beads, stones, simulated gems, resin, enamel, metals, and more. His designs are perfect for casual or evening wear.

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Ruby Siddiqui

All jewelry is handcrafted in Ruby's workshop in Brentwood, California. The collection has been featured at upscale boutiques like Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Envie in Beverly Hills and Madison in Brentwood. The enamels used for this process are made in France, England and Japan. They are fused to the metal in a Vulcan oven at temperatures ranging from 1300 to 1800 degrees. Each piece requires from 10 to 20 firings, and more if needed, to obtain the right colors and luster.

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Sergio Davila

A native of Peru, Sergio Davila graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2002 and immediately began developing and marketing his own menswear line based on a vision for how he himself wanted to dress.

His very first collection created a buzz on the west coast and found immediate buyers with such established retailers as Rolo, Mac and Smith Williams in San Francisco and Timoteo in Los Angeles. This buzz was quickly followed by the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation's decision to include the collection in a charity fashion show in San Francisco. In February 2003, Magic and DNR Magazine selected the collection to form part of their prestigious Trend Show, which showcases the best of the upcoming menswear collections. In February 2004, Sergio's Fall Winter 2004/2005 collection was launched to critical acclaim. DNR magazine selected the collection as one of the editor's "must see" picks at The Collective trade show. In March 2004, the first Sergio Davila Menswear store opened in Manhattan and Sergio's network of retailers continues to grow.

Media appearances include interviews for Inside City Limits, Within Beauty and Univision and articles in Angelino, Refresh, Genre and Nikki Style.

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simply soles

In the spirit of recycling, SimplySoles is dedicated to helping women in need. While only fulfilling a small niche of the global needs of women, SimplySoles has teamed up with Suited for Change, a non-profit organization in the Greater Washington DC area that provides professional clothing and accessories for women transitioning from homeless shelters, jail, and/or drug rehabilitation programs. To help us with this quest, simply order a pair of shoes from SimplySoles and return a pair of your donated shoes to us - any size and shape will do so long as they can be worn in a professional setting. In recognition for your generosity, we will give you 10% off your next order.

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SURevolution

SURevoluton is a brand that takes the spirit of the artisanal world to the luxury market. Our lifestyle products embrace cultural, ecological, and social meanings. Everything handmade…a holistic point of view.

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Urban Ore

Urban Ore is a disposal service so people can let go of unwanted but still-useful goods without wasting them, and a retail store where other people can find things they want at a low price. Urban Ore promotes and provides the service of recycling and reuse while being a profitable retail endeavor. As the world’s resources are depleted, this type of for-profit eco-retail will likely become more common.

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Tulle

Designed for the young woman to facilitate an everyday fashionable wardrobe, Tulle delivers style that is hip, funky and feminine. We are committed to creating a young contemporary clothing line consisting of several fabrications, fun colors, quality production and innovative design detail. Outerwear, sweaters, tops, pants, and skirts, Tulle offers sportswear that enhances all multi-faceted, multi-tasking, playful, creative young women. Mix and match our imaginative pieces into any wardrobe and discover the pleasure of everyday fashion. We have a great team, passionate and excited about the evolution of Tulle. Come play with us and be sassy! As an on-going effort to help, Tulle will donate 5% of the amount you spend(Sub-total) to a nonprofit charity that is in partnership with Tulle.

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worldstock

Urban Ore is a disposal service so people can let go of unwanted but still-useful goods without wasting them, and a retail store where other people can find things they want at a low price. Urban Ore promotes and provides the service of recycling and reuse while being a profitable retail endeavor. As the world’s resources are depleted, this type of for-profit eco-retail will likely become more common.

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Vassari Boutique

Vasarri was brought to life as a result of those unexpected twists and turns that life takes. VASARRI is a love story. It’s my story and it all began in l998. Our evolution has brought many designers to the Baltimore area such as Escada, Zenobia, and Renee Lezard in designer sportswear. Gown designers include Skinz, Marissa Baratelli, Melinda Eng. Stephen Yearick, and Robert Danes. Our shoe salon features Jimmy Choo, Pollini, Stuart Weitzman, Cole Haan, Lily Holt and many others. Constant travels to fashion capitols and a discerning eye to interpret fashion for our market keep the store fresh and constantly evolving.

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Virginia Craddock for Revival

Revival is the work of independent designer Virginia Craddock and aims to breath new life into old fabrics to create a more sustainable work practice. REVIVAL dress collection is a call to arms - Let us once again embrace the art of dressing! Snatching inspiration from observations and experiences of daily life, REVIVAL creates a unique cut-and-paste cultural collage as a blueprint for each design.

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Women for Women

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We're changing the world one woman at a time. Women for Women International mobilizes women to change their lives through a holistic approach that addresses the unique needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments. We begin by working with women who may have lost everything in conflict and often have nowhere else to turn. Participation in our one-year program launches women on a journey from victim to survivor to active citizen. We identify services to support graduates of the program as they continue to strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities.

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worldstock

Around the world there are artisans who know how to make exquisite centerpiece items. Yet they have trouble accessing the US market because they are small-lot producers in an age of mass distribution. Often there is no way to get goods from their remote villages to here, and when there is, too many layers of mark-up make them unaffordable. The tragedy is that if we bought their goods, the artisans could prosper without abandoning their native crafts and culture, and without depending on charity.

Overstock's main business is bringing small lots to consumers at affordable prices. Five years ago we realized that this capacity is exactly what artisans need. Thus was born Worldstock. We locate magnificent items made by craftswomen and craftsmen around the world. We emphasize sustainability: choosing items that are environmentally sound, and that don't burn up the natural or human resources of their producers. Our goal in Worldstock is not to make money, but to create tens of thousands (and someday millions) of jobs in the poorest regions of the world, while bringing customers unique products of which they can be proud - hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, and much more.

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