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Sustainable Fashion feature in AZ REDBOOK February Issue

Updated: Feb 10, 2020

Fashion’s New Norm: Arizona Activists take Sustainability to Stylish New Levels.

Somehow it is already February (what?!)- nevertheless, I am happy to report that 2020 is off to a really good start. You may (or may not) have noticed that I added a new logo to the footer of my website (scroll to the bottom of this page).

Yup! I have been approved by the City of Phoenix as a Green Business Leader, Gold Certified. (more on this later) As part of my continued efforts to support and raise awareness of sustainability in Phoenix, I am excited to share that I’ve taken another step to doing all that I can.

On a personal note, my husband and I have officially expanded our family! We adopted another rescue dog just a few weeks ago. After months of looking (rather unsuccessfully), our new angel finally came to us- and I do believe this little girl chose us. I will be sharing more on her soon- promise!

This month I was featured in AZ Redbook, the Design Issue (now on newsstands) in a feature titled Fashion’s New Norm. This is super exciting news for me because, not only is this the second Arizona-based luxury magazine I have been featured in for my sustainable fashion advocacy work, but the fact that Arizona magazines are writing about sustainable fashion at all is a huge win for many reasons- our planet, the fashion industry, our community, and our future.

Fashion For Good! AZ Redbook, thank you for demonstrating another positive sign, a confirmation that fashion is changing for the better. And to author Perrine Adams, beautifully written, as always!

Thank you for shining a light on the importance of sustainable fashion and including me in your write up, among a well-curated lineup of local fashion change-makers.

“I choose secondhand fashion as an environmental stance, not because I have to, but because I choose to vote with my wallet.”

Arizona Activists

Repurpose For a Cause

I am completely humbled to share these pages with the following Arizona fashion icons, including designer Laura Tanzer, TBC owner Chrissy Sayare, Fashion by Robert Black owner Robert Black, Vintage by Misty owner Misty Guerriero, and Sustainability expert Tracey Martin.

Also featured in this issue is another local icon I admire, who stands for using fashion for good and putting another reputable responsible and conscious brand on the Arizona map, Jean Marie Clarke, founder and designer of Pax Philomena. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Jean Marie in person and to see her collection, which I undoubtedly consider sustainable luxury. I hope you will check out her feature as well, titled Art In Motion.


All photos by Phyllis Lane

Makeup by Mary

Assisted by Carrilee Fox

Styling by Myself (Laura Madden)

Clothing from Goodwill



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