All posts tagged: california

Sage Larock: Redefining Fashion Upcycling Plastic Into Swimwear

Behind all of the glitz and glamour of the fashion world is an ugly side.  There is an incredible amount of textile waste and pollution produced by the fashion industry.  “It is the second highest global polluter of clean water because of its use of toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other toxic compounds” (Sage Larock).  In an era of conscious consumers, and a growing movement to pass on plastic consumers are evaluating their consumption habits.  Some are becoming more interested in how clothing is made.  As a result, they are seeking out sustainably and ethically made clothing.  Sustainable fashion is a game changer, it is redefining fashion and redesigning the way clothing is made.  In particular,  Sage Larock  is founded upon being a sustainable luxury line of swimwear and apparel made in Los Angeles, California.  The ethos of their sustainable clothing is making beautiful swimwear that is inspired by the sea and designed to be ocean friendly.  At the heart of their environmentally responsible approach is reclaiming ocean plastic debris and transforming it into fabric.  …

Natasha Kozaily: Serenading Renegades… Singer, Artist and Environmentalist

  Photo Credit: Courtney Platt and Natasha Kozaily Today I am pleased to announce that the highly anticipated sophomore album Serenading Renegades by Natasha Kozaily will be released on 25th September, 2013! This summer I was able to catch up with Natasha and talk about her upcoming album and passion for the environment.  The inspiration for this album as Natasha puts it is, “a love story beginning to end, with other imagined narratives.  A lot of it is personal.” For as long as I have known Natasha, she has always been a talented artist, inspiring to those around her, free spirited and concerned about the environment.  I love that Natasha has incorporated her passion for the environment into her love for music.  All of her songs are beautifully written, rich in layers, and straight from the heart.  Some songs featured on the album are “The Tiniest Elephant In The World” which was based on a short story of hers.  “A Song About A Tree” written one day while Natasha sat down at her piano and …