Ecofashion Guru Speaks in NYC

Branson Skinner, Of Rags; Sass Brown, author "EcoFashion," and Nemit Degirmencioglu, Soham Dave

Last night, Soham Dave hosted an evening with Sass Brown, author of the book “Ecofashion,” along with Branson Skinner, cofounder of Of Rags, at the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan. Soham Dave works directly with artisans in India, with each piece being hand-crafted, using natural materials and natural dyes. Of Rags is a NY company that upcycles clothing from pieces of existing clothing, and sells their items at about 20 university bookshops. Sass Brown is a leading expert in the field based in Italy who has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked with women’s cooperatives in Peru to advance sustainable fashion. Aside from authoring a book on the subject, she also blogs and contributes to magazines such as CocoEco Magazine.

It was a great event, with a room full of people interested in sustainable fashion. Very encouraging! Discussion focused on how far ecofashion has come and where it needs to go. Attendees included Harvey Russack, producer of The Green Shows, and Kate McGregor, owner of Kaight, NYC’s leading ecofashion shop located on Orchard St., NYC and Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn.


Harvey Russack, The Green Shows, with Sass and Nemit
Kate McGregor, owner of Kaight, and Beth Fiteni
Beautiful piece by Soham Dave
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  1. Great to see all your wonderful work! Hope you’ll come back and join us this year at Boston GreenFest!