Entries Tagged as 'Handmade'

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Wrap it: IN HAUS Press gift flags

Does this letterpressed veneer tag look familiar? Treasa from IN HAUS Press prints each one by hand on her vintage presses, just like she printed my business cards, which I photographed up close to use for the Fashion Loves People website header! You can get a set of six veneer gift flags for $6, or [...]

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Gift it: Glass straws

I love straws, but I hate throwing them away. Last month at the Heath sale I bought two of these (The Bends, no relation to Radiohead), and I never would have considered GLASS for my permanent straws, but Glass Dharma has a lifetime guarantee against breakage. Amazing! The straight ones start at $7.50, and the [...]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Gift it: MUCHroom hooks by Workerman

This month on FLP is all gifts, all the time! The giving and receiving that happens this time of year is one of my favorite things in the world, so I can’t wait to share my most giftable picks with you. And they’ll all be socially conscious in some way, too! By my estimation, there’s [...]

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Available Now: Limited-edition Alyson Fox Necklaces & Fashion Loves People Tees

Shop Now How incredible is Alyson Fox? These photos she took of her newest necklaces blow me away — everything about them is perfect, from the models to the setting to the outfitting. She told me that she partly makes the jewelry just so she can style and shoot. Adorable, and amazing. What an eye. [...]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

“Project Runway” winner Gretchen Jones on sustainable fashion, personal style and what it takes to win

Before Gretchen Jones was on Project Runway, she was a sustainable fashion designer in Portland, merchandising her slow-fashion line MothLove. But to take her work to the next level, for the sake of both finances and fame, she knew she needed some kind of jumpstart — so Season 8 it was. I got to chat [...]

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Epaulet in action with Ugglebo clog factory in Sweden

Look – the inner-workings of a traditional clog factory in Sweden! I love seeing the craftspeople in action. (Especially the rivets guy.) I’ve always thought the price point of Swedish clogs were a bit high (No 6, Swedish Hasbeens), but now I get it — plus, Epaulet’s exclusive designs start significantly lower, at $185. Very nice! Via [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Lemlem scarves

Have you seen Lemlem? Supermodel Liya Kebede (click here for a face shot — you’ll recognize her from runways and J.Crew campaigns) founded the brand in 2007 to create a new market for the work of traditional weavers in her home country of Ethiopia. Pretty awesome. They go for $75 and up and are available [...]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Manimal Fall 2010: Alaskan Winter

At Pivot Boutique in 2008, during the world’s most incredible eco fashion sale you’ve ever seen, I bought a pair of Manimal ribcage earrings marked down to $10. They came in a kraft paper box, spray painted with a stencil in gold paint, with a little feather inside for awesomeness. Aren’t sweet little touches like [...]

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Fashion Loves People at Market SF this weekend

This Saturday, I’ll be selling my tees at Market SF in the Mission! Spoiler alert: I’ll be selling at my wholesale rates. If you’re in San Francisco, please come say hi! The Blue Macaw 2565 Mission Street @ 22nd Noon-6 All images above from artists selling at this week’s market, including my friend Kaili’s beautiful Waialea [...]

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Thief&Bandit + Les Enfants Sauvages + Early Jewelry

This weekend I was looking through old iPhone pics and remembered that I meant to share some snapshots from this month’s Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco with you. (That’s right, I made it to two Renegades this summer!) These three brands were my top picks. Thief&Bandit Thief&Bandit is an awesomely bright accessories line out of Richmond, [...]

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Beautiful handmade Wedge Tote by Scabby Robot

I’m in the market for a new tote — something classic and hearty, for casually carrying around my laptop and any occasional purchases alongside my (mini) purse. Beautiful shades and textures of brown leather keep catching my eye. The newest on the list is this Wedge Tote, handmade by Jill Harrell in San Francisco by [...]

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

The latest from FLP Tees: “Seeing Dots,” plus jewelry from my favorite indie designers, available now

Drumroll please… The latest Fashion Loves People ♥ Kirk design, Seeing Dots, is now available in our online store! And possibly even more exciting is that for the launch, I’m lucky enough to be collaborating with four of my favorite jewelry designers in the world: Alyson Fox, Manimal, Early Jewelry and Adoura Demode. Limited-editions and pre-releases of [...]

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Summer sales

Two very exciting sales happening through July 31: All Osborn Design handmade shoes are 20% off with code SUMMER, and all reMade USA upcycled leather bags are 20% off with code SUMMERLOVE. Almost sounds like they called each other. :) reMade USA sale via Green Grechen.

Friday, June 25th, 2010

A Alicia’s handmade necklaces

There’s something so soft and sweet about A Alicia‘s necklaces. Designed and handmade in London by Anna Johnson, the pieces are constructed with only fair trade and organic fabrics and vintage and recycled materials. These single-strand necklaces are $37 and the double-strand is $67, and they ship in recycled/biodegradable packaging. They look lovely with just a [...]

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

EXTRASEED flats handmade in Ethiopia

More shoes made in Africa! EXTRASEED‘s classic flats are handmade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The uppers are made from factory waste, either leather or vegan scrap fabric. And the soles are made of recycled rubber from car tires! The pairs range from $38-$55, depending on materials. Take that, Payless. Shop EXTRASEED on Etsy!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

With Benefits: SAWA Shoes

This post is the first in a series I’m writing on for-benefit companies — for-profit models that inherently benefit social causes — for the men’s ethical fashion site Commerce with a Conscience, where my awesome Internet-friend Brad creates daily features as well as the most well-curated product guide for conscientious men’s style out there. Launched [...]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Video: The Best of Renegade Craft Fair Austin 2010

Out of the 200+ designers camped out at Palmer Events Center for Austin’s first-ever Renegade Craft Fair, these seven grabbed my attention for their amazing designs and inspiring backstories. Big thanks to Lilian Asterfield Upcycled Vintage Neckties, Ryan Berkley Illustration, Leah Duncan Illustration, Design & Textiles, Jenny N. Design Handmade Leather Bags, Letterpress Delicacies, Nous [...]

Monday, May 17th, 2010


I spent my entire day yesterday at Renegade Craft Fair Austin — what a perfect Sunday! I got many of my favorite artists on video, which I’ll be sharing with you soon, but for now here’s a look at one of my favorite items from the entire day: VERAMEAT’s Got Heart ring. It’s available in brass [...]

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair Austin, May 15-16

Renegade Austin is this weekend! There are a handful of Austin vendors I’d definitely like to meet and a few Kansas City artists I’ll be sure to say hi to, plus I’ll be spreading the word about Storenvy’s free online stores, not to mention that I’m hoping to put together a video of highlights to share [...]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Manimal on sale

Kristen at Manimal just launched a special online store for sale items! Meaning that you can now get this Scrap necklace for $50 (originally $80), this Fringe Bootie for $150 (originally $200; size 7 only) or the Math necklace for $20 (originally $40). You can sign up to an RSS feed for the store’s sale stuff [...]