Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What's In The Bag: Brands Featured in Grocery

Our mission for "Grocery" is to showcase brands/ designers/collections that are currently not sold or in stock in the greater Seattle area. It's a live tradeshow and fashion show all in one bag. a little bit about the designers for our first installment of Grocery!

Sofie Olgaard
"Designer Sofie ├ślgaard grew up in Denmark. She draws inspiration from her Scandinavian roots where she creates a look based on the melancholic side of Scandinavian culture combined with playful esthetics. Her style is founded in simplicity and understated detail. Sofie ├ślgaard earned her Bachelor of Arts in Womens Wear at the London College of Fashion in the UK. She received acclaim for her ability to turn the utilitarian style of men’s clothing into beautifully crafted clothing for women." (Read more here)

Jazmin Whitley
"Attracting clients like Christina Ricci, Aimee Teegarden, Blu Cantrell, Michelle Stafford, Victoria Justice, Mandy Jiroux, Chudney Ross to name a few. She has dressed countless others for red carpet events. Jazmin Whitley as been featured in: American Superstar Magazine, Portrait Magazine, San Diego Life & Fashion Magazine, Global Women Magazine" (read more here)

Abi Ferrin
"Over the last year, Abi has taken the fashion world by storm. Her collection features form flattering dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets all made using the finest fabrications. It doesn’t stop there. Abi’s motto, Fashion with Freedom and Purpose,is the driving force behind her brand. Abi Ferrin empowers and employs women rescued from the sex trade in Nepal by incorporating their hand-made buttons into her designs. Abi Ferrin purchases the buttons at fair market value; thendonates an additional 600% of the asking price back to the organization." (Read more here)

Osborn Shoes
"Co-founder Aaron Osborn, whose family runs one of the largest orphanages in Guatemala, stumbled upon the idea for Osborn in 2007 when he met an out-of-work cobbler while doing charitable work in the country. He and co-founder, Carla Venticinque, were searching for a way to combine their artistic backgrounds with their desire to uplift their adopted homeland. This search led to Osborn Shoes. That first cobbler still works with them full time, as do a small driven team of 20 other gifted artisans. Nestled in the volcanic mountains outside Guatemala City, these artisans craft shoes in a time honored old-world manufacturing environment dedicated to integrity and quality." (Read more here)

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