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Some @patagonia & #SutterLarkin favorites of mine I love to put on when it’s chilly out. The Sutter Larkin fingerless gloves are handmade by me from knit scrapes I had in my studio with found vintage buttons. I’m the second owner to the jacket (a Men’s Topley ) & the leggings (Women’s crosstrek). The sweater is made from a pre-consumer cashmere waste (95%)/wool (5%) blend that’s sorted, mechanically broken down and spun into new yarn, and Fair Trade certified. Pure cuddles on so many levels.

In 2011 I launched my own clothing line with absolutely zero prior industry education or experience; from day one I have been winging it – and what a ride. The learning process has been phenomenal. It is the knowledge I’ve gained while on this journey that propelled me into the Sustainable Fashion Movement. I didn’t know about the dark side of an industry that comes off so pretty. This also triggered me to step back from designing because the direction I was heading was not in line with my green heart. If I was going to inspire solutions to help the planet then I needed to walk the walk. At the time I wasn’t doing enough. My move to NYC and surrounding myself with tree-huggers and change makers is where I found the direction that works best for me and our Mother Earth. And it feels so good. I’m back in the game. Check out my newly revamped website that tells the story of Sutter Larkin plus why I take this totally unique approach to wearable art. I’m not going to lie: I’m super-proud of how this. Namaste & tree-hugs. www.SutterLarkin.com

In 2011 I launched my own clothing line with absolutely zero prior industry education or experience; from day one I have been winging it – and what a ride. The learning process has been phenomenal. It is the knowledge I’ve gained while on this journey that propelled me into the Sustainable Fashion Movement. I didn’t know about the dark side of an industry that comes off so pretty. This also triggered me to step back from designing because the direction I was heading was not in line with my green heart. If I was going to inspire solutions to help the planet then I needed to walk the walk. At the time I wasn’t doing enough. My move to NYC and surrounding myself with tree-huggers and change makers is where I found the direction that works best for me and our Mother Earth. And it feels so good. I’m back in the game. Check out my newly revamped website that tells the story of Sutter Larkin plus why I take this totally unique approach to wearable art. I’m not going to lie: I’m super-proud of how this. Namaste & tree-hugs. www.SutterLarkin.com

My outfit for this year’s Diner en Blanc NYC was all scrap. The materials used to make this dress and wrap were remnants or items given to me by people who could no longer find a use for them. I took the unwanted and turned them into the wanted. You may have seen these pieces before since they’ve both been on the runway, just with different outfits. I’ve had them for years and take extra special care so I can continue to enjoy them for years to come. I’ve nicknamed the wrap Wonder Woman: once you put it on, you transform into something wonderful.

Once 2 dresses and a pair of slacks now SO much more. I take the unwanted and turn them into the wanted. Distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces were created out of garments someone no longer needed: a skirt and top with matching scarf. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” .Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. Skirt and top available at: www.filosano.com

Once an 80’s iconic sweater now SO much more. I take the unwanted and turn them into the wanted. Distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces were created out of a sweater someone no longer needed: an infinity scarf, shoulder wrap and wrist cuffs. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” .Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳.Available on-line at @filosano_maury