Threads and Wares: Sustainable fashions and housewares
Sunday, September 20 2009
(9-10am Member-only preview)
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Fleet Room, Building D
Free for Members of the Museum of Craft and Folk Art
12-2pm: author Katye Terry demonstrates projects from her recent book Appliqué Your Way: 35 Pretty Projects and Patterns (published by Chronicle Books)
This new version of the traditional Art to Wear sale, held by the Museum for over 16 years, is a unique shopping event to showcase the best of Bay Area one of a kind women and children fashions, jewelry, accessories and home furnishings. Threads and Wares also will have an exclusive book signing by crafter and author Katye Terry, which will take place from 12pm – 2pm during the event.
Threads and Wares focuses on eco-conscious, sustainable fashion and housewares for the discerning shopper. Benefiting the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, with 30% of the proceeds going directly to Museum programs, this annual event started as an Art to Wear Sale in 1993 showcasing wearable art by leading local fashion designers. The Museum has evolved the mission of this year’s event to include environmentally and ethically conscious designers, who focus on using fair-trade practices, as well as reclaimed/repurposed raw materials, to create their unique works of wearable and usable art.
Eco-savvy style-setters included in the benefit are: Patricia Avenue, a home-based family business of handmade organic cotton childrens wear; fashion designer Sarah Zins, who uses remnant and repurposed fabrics for her modern styles; Cari Borja, local designer with a dramatic flair; Patty Benson of Papaver Vert, who makes felted home accessories; all-natural perfumer Loreto Remsing of Loreto Aromatica; ceramicist Whitney Smith, who incorporates themes of nature in her unique housewares and, wearable art favorite, Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Local business Chronicle Books, a partner in the event, brings author Katye Terry and her latest book, Appliqué Your Way: 35 Pretty Projects and Patterns, to this exclusive event.
Threads and Wares proves that ethical and sustainable can be luxurious, and is a must-attend for the forward-thinking fashionista. Join us for the fashion event of the season.
Applesauce Designs (Elizabeth and Monica Buenrostro)
Bonjour Teaspoon (Jennifer Serr)
DANKEN (Ashley Helvey)
Dutch Door Press
Elbow Grease Designs (Jenny Hurth)
Enee Fabric Design (Nancy Schwab)
Flint Jewelry (Irena Kudlicki)
Ana Lisa Hedstrom
L’aromatica (Loreto Remsing)
Ocelot (Angelina DeAntonis)
Papaver Vert (Patty Benson)
Patricia Avenue (Patricia Chabanne)
Whitney Smith Pottery
Speechless Studios (Jessica Phillips)
Voila Rémy (Rémy Pessah)
Roxy and Tyler Wells
Yorktown Road Handbags
Armonita Yuen Handwrought Jewelry