April 2, 2007
clothing designer/fashion industry
oakland, ca, usa
I live with my kitten and boyfriend at "The Farm" in North Oakland, CA. I'm an eco-fashion designer and I work for Del Forte Denim I design organic premium women's jeans. I've got a degree in Fashion and Textiles from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and San Francisco. I'm a born and raised San Franciscan. I have over 200 photobooth strips of myself taken predominately at the Musee Mechanique in San Francisco. I believe in ghosts. I'm a Dutch Girl who understands that biking is always the best option and everything is more comfortable with clogs. I don't believe the way things are going now are the way things need to be. I think that my cat is one of the coolest people I know. I believe that growing my own veggies, fruit and eggs makes me a better person. Composting is hard and dirty work but I'm trying to believe it's all worth the effort. Sometimes I'm scared that even with all that I do it's not enough to offset me just being alive. I like to laugh really loud at inappropriate times.
Being part of Sew Green means the world to me because I've felt for years that people like us can be the new catalyst for change. I believe that things like this blog can really make people think differently. If that happens they might start acting differently. If that happens change will happen. I try every day to fall back in love with life.